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Thalia Book Club Camp offers up-close interaction with renowned children's book authors and illustrators, book discussions, and book-related field trips around the city. This blog follows the camp's activities.

All posts from August, 2012

Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 3, Day 5!

By Camp Staff
Published on August 10, 2012

Friday of Week 3 has finally arrived, and we are all sad to see this wonderful summer of book club camp end. On this particular Friday, however, we finished in style with a packed day of activities.  We began in the Thalia Theatre with a special share time. Campers read the writing they’d been working [...]

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Thalia Kids’ Book Club: Week 3, Day 4

By Camp Staff
Published on August 9, 2012

Thursday!  Wow!  I can’t believe how fast this week has gone.  We started the day with some word games on the stage—everybody loves onomatopoeia !  After thinking up some of our favorite onomatopoeia words, we split up into groups to write a paragraph full of them!   People came up with some wild stories!  Frogs went [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 3, Day 3

By Camp Staff
Published on August 8, 2012

    We started off the day with some more games in the Sharpe Theater before settling down into a circle for a unique writing exercise. Three different music pieces were played on a CD player for the campers, and we were each asked to jot down some images (or more developed prose!) that the [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 3, Day 2

By Camp Staff
Published on August 7, 2012

Day Two!  Yay!   Today was a double feature: we met not one, but two authors!  The day started off with Tom Angleberger, author of   The Strange Case of the Origami Yoda.  He talked to us about and drew pictures of the different crazy characters in his books, gave an energetic workshop on origami, and then [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 3, Day 1

By Camp Staff
Published on August 6, 2012

This morning, we jumped straight into some games to get to know each other,   on the main Symphony Space  stage. One of our favortite games begins with the group getting in a circle and bouncing a ball around the circle to create a story. Each camper contributes a word with each bounce to form grammatically [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 2, Day 5

By Camp Staff
Published on August 3, 2012

How can it be?  Last day already!? We got started with some wonderful movement exercises with Regina Larkin, the manager of education programs at Symphony Space and  a professional dancer.  After practicing different ways that verbs, characters, and ideas could be communicated through movement, we split up into pairs.  Each pair created a short skit [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 2, Day 4

By Camp Staff
Published on August 2, 2012

Wow-already Thursday! Time flies when you’re having fun! Today began with some entertaining games on the Symphony Space stage. We bounced a ball around in a a circle to each other in order to create a story. Each camper contributed a word with each bounce to form grammatically correct (yet sometimes crazy, random, and illogical!) [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 2, Day 3

By Camp Staff
Published on August 1, 2012

Oh my goodness!  Is it the 3rd day of camp already?  I don’t believe it. We opened the day with a discussion of the book Wonder.  In Wonder each character works on developing their own special “precept,” a principle to live by.  Matt passed out a list of precepts, statements of principle by well known [...]

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