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One School, One Book

It's that wonderful time of the year again! Thomas Jefferson Elementary School will be kicking off our One School, One Book program on January 7th, 2019. This year, the school has selected Matilda by Roald Dahl. I am asking you to personally make the time so that your family can participate in this special activity!

Reading aloud at home has proven to be a valuable tool as it prepares your child to be an effective individual reader. It is also a fun, worthwhile activity involving the whole family! With the One School, One Book program, we aim to build a community of readers at our school. Everyone from students, parents, teachers and even the administrative staff will all be following along together!

This year, your child will be receiving a copy of Matilda at our special, school-wide assembly where we will formally introduce the book to the children. Along with the book, your child will receive a reading calendar that you can keep at home. Please note, this year we will be collecting the books back at the end of the project. The returned books will be shared with another elementary school in our district, so they may enjoy the story with their school community!

In school, your child will be invited to answer daily trivia questions which encourage and reward attentive listening. We find that the children take tremendous pride through these activities and discussions.

We know that you will enjoy this special reading time with your children. We are very excited to embark on this reading adventure and talk with your children about the smart and talented Matilda! Specifically the clever ways she outwits the oppressive adults in her life, and how Matilda became a model citizen who stands up to those who are not so kind. 

Happy Reading!
The One School, One Book Committee

Learn more about the One School, One Book Program ...
Read to Them is the non-profit organization that works to promote family literacy. Their mission "is to create a culture of literacy in every home." They do this by assisting schools in implementing One School, One Book programs.

Read to Them/ One School, One Book website - a non-profit organization promoting family literacy