To celebrate Literacy Month during the month of March, our school will be embarking on a special project. We will have an all school book club called One School, One Book. Each family will receive a copy of the book, The World According to Humphrey, by Betty G. Birney, and will be asked to read it together at home over the course of the month.Reading and writing are essential pieces to our overall academic program here at Augustinian Academy and our hope is that through this special project, not only will our students be learning, but we will build an entire community of readers as well, We have selected a title that can be followed, understood and enjoyed by younger students, but that will still captivate and stimulate older children as well.
On Tuesday, February 28th, your child will receive your family’s copy of The World According to Humphrey at a special school-wide, kick-off assembly where we will introduce the program and the book.(One copy will be given per family... the oldest child will bring the book home.)When the book comes home, it will be accompanied by a tailored reading schedule so you can keep up at home along with other activities your family can participate in throughout the month.Generally, you will be asked to read one chapter per night.
In school, your child(ren) will be invited to answer trivia questions to encourage and reward attentive. aggressive listening at home. You will soon find that your child will take pride in knowing and anticipating the details of the story. In class, there may be various activities which discuss or explore the book. Your help in ensuring your family keeps up with the reading, will help your child(ren) feel confident and successful when participating in these activities.
We are very excited to be celebrating Literacy Month with such a special project and I thank you in advance for your encouragement and support. I truly hope you and your child(ren) enjoy your time reading together and I hope to be able to speak with you and your student(s) sometime this month about the exciting adventures of Humphrey. "When a whole school reads a book, there's a lot to talk about." with your help, we can build a true community of readers here at Augustinian Academy!