This fall, girls will continue on their journey with Laura Ingalls as her family faces health challenges and financial struggles that result in another move west chronicled in By the Shores of Silver Lake. The one hour class will begin September 13th at 2pm, meeting for nine total weeks. Please try to locate the book prior to the first class so that your student can begin reading as soon as possible; no reading is due the first week, though four chapters will be due each of the other classes. No classes October 4th or November 1st.
Day and Time: Tuesday 2-3pm
Location: Waterford off Sashabaw Rd near Walton/ Williams Lake
Cost: $42 (including supplies)
This is the fourth book telling Laura’s story, but like all history, you can start at any point in the series. This is a small, conversational class where students will discuss the book and learn about the historical background of Laura’s tales. She was a real little girl raised in the Western United States (now called the prairie states) in the decades following the Civil War. Her books give us much insight into childhood and life for women during this time which is often skipped over in history books. The books also raise moral questions about friendship, racism, sisterhood and obedience.Each week after discussion the girls will participate in an activity or make a craft based on the book such as pioneer games or square dancing, making baked applesauce or snow ice cream, or crafting a recycled crayon stained glass picture or corn husk doll. This year’s activities will vary based on the book and interest of the girls enrolled.Great for girls ages 9-13, grades 4-8. American Girl class is well suited for ages 7+ including non-readers. For questions and/or details about location, etc., please contact Jo Anne Kroll at firstname.lastname@example.org.