South End elementary school kicked off their first annual “One School, One Book” club on Oct. 5. The program is in place at schools around the country, providing the opportunity for all families at the school to experience the same book at the same time. The fundamental purpose of the program is to build a “community” of readers.
“The students were excited to learn our first book will be Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White,” Principal Erin Nattrass said in the press release. “Reading aloud at home is valuable, as it better prepares your child to be an effective reader.”
Every South End family will receive a copy of the book and are invited to read it at home over the next eight weeks. They will also receive a bookmark, reading schedule, and reading log. “While you are reading with your family, the South End staff and community will also be reading,” said Nattrass in the press release.
The school intends to integrate components of the book into the school day, including trivia activities and “dress as a character day.”
More information about the “One School, One Book” program can be found at readtothem.org/programs/one-school-one-book.