• First, we’re having a GREAT time with the One School-One Book program…. Getting “thank you” notes from parents already about how it’s “forcing” some family reading time that they seemed to have lost over the years.
    — Paul Marinko - Principal at St. Paul's Lutheran School - Fort Wayne, IN
  • Since last spring, our entire school has excitedly embraced the One School, One Book Program. We will soon begin our spring selection: A Cricket in Times Square -- the third book we've adopted since the spring of 2010!

    We are so thrilled with the positive impact this program has had on our students, families, and staff
    — Laurie LaRue - First Grade Teacher at Edgewood School - Bristol, CT
  • I think the OSOB program is brilliant. My seven year-old attends Orleans Elementary in Massachusetts and they (we) are reading Masterpiece. Since the grades levels range from one to five at this school, finding a book to suit all is difficult. My daughter can follow the big picture somewhat but we have to reinforce what we’ve read because it’s a lot to take in for her.
    — Glenn Krzeminski - Parent of student at Orleans Elementary - Orleans, MA
  • The One District, One Book program promoted by Read To Them...is a powerful way to systemically address and promote a culture of literacy throughout the entire school system.

    My school actually adopted a hamster and even used it as “pet therapy” for many of the behaviorally challenged children in our school.
    — Kenny Moles of West Virginia

Daily Trivia Questions

11. (A toughie today, for a short chapter.)  The headline in the Westfield Gazette said “Move Over, Mr. Webster.”  Who is Mr. Webster?
A: Noah Webster wrote the first dictionary published in the United States, in 1806.  If you have a “Webster’s Dictionary” in your classroom, it’s one of his.  He also wrote 3 educational primers that most American children used to learn to read, write, and spell throughout the 1800s.

12. Apparently, frindle is not the first word to be made up on the spot as an experiment.  What word was invented in Dublin, Ireland in 1791?
A: ‘quiz’

13. How do children spell pen on Mrs. Granger’s spelling tests?
A: f-r-i-n-d-l-e

14. How much does lunch cost at Nick’s elementary school?
A: $1.35

15. What is Mrs. Granger’s first name?
A: Lorelei

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