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!
— Laurie LaRue - First Grade Teacher at Edgewood School - Bristol, CT
We are so thrilled with the positive impact this program has had on our students, families, and staff
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.
— Kenny Moles of West Virginia
My school actually adopted a hamster and even used it as “pet therapy” for many of the behaviorally challenged children in our school.
1. Who is staying in Room 215?
A: Keith Gridley
2. Who is staying in Room 216?
A: Keith’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gridley
3. What does Keith take out of his suitcase – in addition to his cars?
A: an apple
4. Keith takes four different vehicles out of his bed to play on the bed in the motel. Can you name all four of them?
A: a sedan; an ambulance; a sports car; and a red motorcycle
5. Who is also staying in Room 215 w/ Keith?
A: a mouse named Ralph
6. Why does Ralph prefer younger children?
A: They leave more food on the floor.
7. According to Ralph, who is the worst kind of guest?
A: a dog
8. What makes Ralph “eager, excited, curious, and impatient all at once?”
A: Keith and/or his motorcycle
9. What makes Ralph think of “highways and speed, distance and danger, and whiskers blown back by the wind?”
A: the motorcycle
10. What does Ralph’s mother not want him to find (that he might eat)?
11. What is Ralph’s mother’s biggest fear?
A: the owl who lives outside
12. What causes Ralph (and the motorcycle) to fall in the trash can?
A: the phone rings
55. What does Keith order from room service as he recovers?
A: Orange juice; bacon; toast w/ jelly.
56. Who brings Keith’s ambulance back?
A: Matt, the bellhop
57. And who brings Keith’s motorcycle back?
A: Matt, the bellhop
58. Who says, “I don’t know any irresponsible mouse. I only know one responsible mouse?”
59. Who says, “I’m fast, but I’m careful?”
60. Who says, “You grow a little bit every day?”
61. Who says, “She has good balance on a rough road?”
62. Where does Keith actually live?
63. Where does Ralph hope to hide his family – their new living quarters in the hotel?
A: the grandfather clock in the first floor hallway