School, One Book. Every family will receive a copy of the same book – the title will be revealed at the kickoff event– and asked to read it at home over the month of October. Reading aloud at home is valuable because it better prepares your child to be an effective reader. But it is also a fun, worthwhile family activity. With the One School, One Book program, we aim to build a community of readers at our school. Everyone – students, parents, teachers, even administrative staff – will be participating, and we can all reap the many benefits.
Your family is invited to attend our special kickoff event on Thursday, October 1st from 5:30-6:30, where your child will receive his/her copy. There will also be snacks and activities. A tailored reading schedule will be included with their book and posted on the library website. Generally you will be asked to read a chapter a night – about 15 minutes per night. In school, your child will be invited to answer daily trivia questions to encourage and reward attentive, aggressive listening. You will soon find that your child will take pride in knowing and anticipating the details of the story. In class, there may be various activities which discuss or explore the book. You will want to make sure your family keeps up so your child can be included. Throughout the month, everyone will be talking about our One Book!
Thank you for actively participating with your child in this fun community building activity. We hope to see you and your child at our One School One Book kickoff on Thursday, October 1st.