This week, the Oaks read chapters 1-5 of The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. They defined: “agitated,” “rickety,” “diligently,” and “decrepit.” They made predictions, and started a character study in their new reading binders. We discussed the symbolism of a clock, which is central in the novel. The children thought a clock might symbolize time, hard work, and thinking.
— Alicia (lead teacher of the Oaks)