This week we’re reading our next Roald Dahl book, the classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
The Donnelly Public Library has purchased 3 different study guides/ teachers workbooks to help us make our way through Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.
Miss Sherry read the chapter about Veruca Salt and engaged with the kids in a discussion about being spoiled. Veruca Salt is an English girl that wants everything she sees, and nothing stops her from asking for things she wants. Miss Sherry talked to the kids about self-awareness and knowing when they are acting like Veruca. Social Emotional Learning is a huge component of our After-School Program.
Miss Sherry traveled to Tennessee and brought back Moon Pies. This was fitting for our story because well there happens to be a lot of talk of sweet treats at Willy Wonka’s Factory.
Miss Abbie read another chapter of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. We then enjoyed an evening of Family Storytelling. Family Storytelling Night – Donnelly Public Library District (lili.org)
Miss Sherry went to Tennessee
Did you know? Cotton candy and the machine that makes it were both invented in Tennessee back in the 1890s. A Nashville dentist (yes, a dentist) and a candymaker teamed up to concoct what they originally called “fairy floss.”
The Electric Candy Machine Company, also of Nashville, bought the patent and launched cotton candy to international success during the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, where millions of visitors from around the world could fall in love with this sweet treat.
Miss Sherry brought back Moon Pies, Goo Goo Clusters and of course wanted to bring back Cotton Candy. Cotton Candy is best when served fresh so the kids learned how to make their own. YES, the Tipi is more magical than you thought it is also part of Willy Wonka’s Factory. We made our own Cotton Candy.