Get Ready for One School/One Book Part 2
December 05, 2017
There’s nothing like reading a good book on a cold winter’s night, snuggled in your favorite blanket beside the fireplace. It’s time for our second One School/One Book and January is a good time to read. It’s too cold to play outside so why not take 10-15 minutes each night sharing an endearing book on friendship and hope with your family.
The One and Only Ivan, a Newbery Award winning book written by Katherine Applegate is about two courageous animals trapped in a shopping mall menagerie circus. Can the baby elephant, Rose, inspire Ivan, the silverback gorilla to never give up his artistic talent and to keep the hope of freedom alive?
This book, based on a true story will make you laugh, cry and hopefully think about the animal rights issues it entails. I think your family will really like this one. Your student will be receiving their copy of the book right after Christmas to read through the month of January, along with a reading schedule.
We encourage you to read with your students at home. There are activities in the classrooms each week so we don’t want your child missing out. There are Spanish copies available.
Many students enjoyed the Humphrey book that we read this fall and have asked for more books in the series. We will have other Humphrey books available in the elementary and middle school soon.