Beginning this Monday, May 16, Greenwood Elementary will once again be participating in the One School, One Book program. Every student has received a copy of the same book-Robert Skene Catling’s The Chocolate Touch- and we will read it together as a school community over the next two weeks. We ask that you make the time to read it together at home as we all participate in this special activity.
Reading aloud at home is valuable because it better prepares your child to be an effective reader, and 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, all faculty and staff, will be following along together!
Your child received a copy of The Chocolate Touch Friday during our special reveal. Below, you will find the reading schedule so that you can keep up at home. In school, your child will be invited to answer daily trivia questions as well as explore the book through activities and discussion. There is also a link here and on our website that will take you to the trivia questions and videos of special guest readers reading chapters of the book. Throughout the next few weeks everyone will be talking about The Chocolate Touch!
One School, One Book is a wonderful program that will allow all of our students to experience the same book. Reading professionals recommend reading material out loud that is beyond a child’s own reading level. We also believe that you can and should continue reading chapter books with your older children, even when they are able to read by themselves. The Chocolate Touch was chosen because it can be enjoyed by both younger and older students.
We know that you will enjoy this special reading experience with your child/children. With your help we can build a Community of readers at Greenwood!