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One Book One School 2022

 Lunch Money Book Cover

May 17, 2022

Dear Parents, 

    As you know, we are in the middle of our One Book, One School text, Lunch Money by Andrew Clements. Students are all abuzz about the text in classrooms and at recess. Major themes within the text are kindness and teamwork. In order to bring these themes to light, students will be engaging in a project called, The Cereal Box Comic. We are kindly asking for each student to bring in a new, unopened box of cereal.  At home, please have your child wrap the cereal box with a brown paper bag or your choice of paper leaving only the bottom of the box exposed.  In classrooms, students will be working with partners or teams to create a comic on the boxes displaying an act of kindness. At our end of book celebration, the cereal boxes will be organized according to grade levels and displayed to show a domino effect outside on the blacktop weather permitting. The goal is twofold. One, for students to recognize that we can get more accomplished and are stronger as a team. Two, one act of kindness can have a large impact (or a domino effect). After we have completed the domino challenge, the cereal boxes will be donated to the ECAP Food Pantry in Tuckahoe.  

 

  The One Book, One School committee thanks you for your support! 

  

 

May 9, 2022

Dear Parents and Guardians,

      Our school will be embarking on a special project, an all school book club called One Book, One SchoolOne Book, One School is a program in which children at all grade levels will all be reading the same book.  We have selected a title that can be followed, understood, and enjoyed by younger students, but will still captivate and stimulate older children.  With the One Book, One School program, we aim to build a community of readers.  Everyone – students, teachers, families and administrative staff – will be participating together. 

     Each family will receive a copy of the same book, Lunch Money, by Andrew Clements. A very big thank-you to the PTA for purchasing the books. We are asking you to read it at home over the next couple of weeks.  Please make the time so your family can participate in this very special activity. While reading, take pictures and email them to nmalone@eufsdk12.org so they can be featured on our school website!

      Your child will receive their own copy of Lunch Money along with a reading calendar (attached) so you can read at home.  The calendar will also be posted on the Greenvale website with direct links to the chapters so your child can also listen to the story.

     In school, your child will be invited to participate in activities to encourage and reward attentive reading and listening.  You will find that your child will take pride in knowing and anticipating the details of the story.  Throughout the weeks, everyone will be talking about Lunch Money

    In making connections to Lunch Money, Nick Bruel, the author of the Bad Kitty series, will hold a school-wide presentation via Zoom on May 16th. He will do a brief read aloud, two drawing exercises, and a question/answer session. The session should be approximately 45 minutes. 

     In addition to the reading and focusing on major themes like teamwork, we are kindly asking for each student to bring in a new, unopened box of cereal.  At home, please have your child wrap the cereal box with a brown paper bag or your choice of paper leaving only the bottom of the box exposed.  In classrooms, students will be working with partners or teams to create a comic on the boxes displaying an act of kindness. At our end of book celebration, the cereal boxes will be organized according to grade levels and displayed to show a domino effect outside on the blacktop weather permitting. The goal is twofold. One, for students to recognize that we can get more accomplished and are stronger as a team. Two, one act of kindness can have a large impact (or a domino effect). After we have completed the domino challenge, the cereal boxes will be donated to the ECAP Food Pantry in Tuckahoe.  

      We know that you’ll enjoy this special reading time with your children.  With your help, we can build a community of readers at our school.

     Sincerely,

     The One Book, One School Committee

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