• One Book, One School:

    What is this wonderful program?  At school, students celebrate and explore the novel with their classmates and others in their school. This essential strategy reinforces reading instruction, increases parental involvement, bridges the home-school connection, and builds a true community of readers.  We are focusing on vocabulary and reading comprehension. 


    Cover of the book, Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. MilneCover of the book, The Puppets of Spelhorst by Kate DiCamilloCover of the book, Junie B. Jones First Grader at Last, by Barbara Park

    After reading our books, the students had opportunities to experience books coming to life:

    Kinetic Etchings came to perform Winnie-the-Pooh for our school.  Kinetic Etchings is a contemporary dance and theater company based in Jackson, Mississippi that uses movement to tell stories, create images, and connect with audiences.  The students made connections between the book and elements of dance (body, energy, space, and time). 

    New Stage Theater performed the Junie B. Jones musical.  The students were amazed as they experienced the magic of both books and art coming to life on stage.  This helped to nurture a love for literature and the arts in our youngest learners. 


    Previous books we have read for our One Book, One School 2022-2023

    Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon, by Kate DiCamillo. 

    What are Mercy Watson and her neighbors up to now?  This is "The Second Tale from Deckawoo Drive".  So if you like this book, check out the series!

    Francine Poulet is the greatest animal control officer in Gizzford County.  Francine is never scared- until she's faced with a screaming raccoon who may or may not be a ghost.  But whether Francine is scared or not, there's a raccoon on the loose, and the folks on Deckawoo Drive need her.

    picture of the cover of the book, Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon

    About the Author:  Click on the link below:

    Kate DiCamillo

    Cover of the book, Cornbread and Poppy by Matthew Cordell