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.
Return of Mrs. Brisbane
Who said, “You can learn a lot about yourself by getting to know another species”?
A: Ms. Mac
Where did Humphrey live before Room 26?
A: the Pet-O-Rama
What kind of car did Ms. Mac drive?
A: a yellow Volkswagen Beetle (Bug)
What kind of hamster is Humphrey?
A: a Golden Hamster
What is Ms. Mac’s full real name?
A: Morgan McNamara
A: Nocturnal. (Hamsters are nocturnal.)
Who is Aldo Amato?
A: the janitor/custodian
What does Aldo feed Humphrey the first night?
A: a piece of lettuce
The Two Faces of Mrs. Brisbane
What did Humphrey get on his (first) vocabulary test?
Who said, “You…are…a…trouble…maker”?
A: Mrs. Brisbane
What did Aldo bring Humphrey the second night?
A: a tiny dog biscuit (and more lettuce)
What kind of animal lives in Room 16?
A: a frog
The Most Important Man in the World
The capital of Kentucky is Frankfort. What else does Repeat-That-Please-Richie call it?
A: Frankfurter and Hot Dog
Who takes Humphrey home the first weekend?
A: the principal, Mr. Morales
Who says, “At school, everybody listens to me. At home, nobody listens to me”?
A: Mr. Morales
What does Mr. Brisbane use to try to re-capture Humphrey?
A: a baseball cap
What does Mr. Brisbane build for Humphrey?
A: an obstacle course (or maze)
What favorite treat did Heidi Hopper put in Humphrey’s cage?
What did Mrs. Brisbane wear for Christmas?
A: a Santa Claus hat
What did Mr. Brisbane wear for Christmas?
A: a Santa Claus hat
What did Mr. Morales get his family for Christmas?
A: a hamster!
￼Who says, “I’ve seen a lot of creatures in my day, but you’re still the handsomest and the smartest”?
A: Ms. Mac
Who says, “It’s a good idea to turn the TV off once in a while”?