Welcome to One School One Book
Dear Sheridan Hill families,
On March 1st, our school will be embarking on a special project, an all-school book club! Every family will receive a copy of the same book and will be asked to read it together at home over the next few weeks.
Reading aloud at home is valuable because it better prepares your child to be an effective reader. It is also a fun and worthwhile family activity. With this whole school book club, Sheridan Hill is aiming to build a community of readers at school. Everyone- students, parents, teachers, and even myself will be following along together.
The title of the book will be revealed to your child during a school-wide STAR reading time on March 1st. The book will cover many ideas including responsibility, understanding differences, relationships, and family. Along with the book, each family will receive a reading calendar and a bookmark with daily reading assignments. Typically, each chapter takes about 10-15 minutes to read.
Each day on morning announcements, students will be invited to answer daily trivia questions to encourage and reward attentive listening. In class, teachers will also explore the book through activities and discussion. If there are nights that you as a family find it difficult to come together and read, students can “tune in” to the school webpage where they can hear the chapter being read by one of our very own teachers and staff! Throughout the month, everyone will be talking about this wonderful book adventure!
The teachers and staff at Sheridan Hill know that you will enjoy this special reading time with your children. With your help, we can build a community of readers throughout our school!
Jenna M. Arroyo