Washington (noon) Rotary, March 1, 2015

Published 9:38 pm Saturday, February 28, 2015



ONE SCHOOL, ONE BOOK: John Tate, President of the Washington Noon Rotary presents a donation to Janet Calloway of P.S. Jones School for the One School, One Book project.

One School, One Book is a program designed to create a shared reading experience within a single elementary school community. A chapter book is chosen, every student receives a copy, and every family reads that book at home over the course of a single month. Activities at school coordinate, promote and enrich the shared reading experience.

Participating schools do a variety of things at school to heighten and promote interest in and discussion of the book, from school-wide assemblies to school-wide art and writing contests. Most schools rely on a daily trivia question, usually read by the principal to the whole school in the morning. This simple technique creates daily awareness of the book, and encourages in students deep, attentive, and personally gratifying listening habits. Students take pride in being in command of the book’s details and “owning” the material.

For more information, contact Ms. Calloway, Tracey Nixon or Dawn Larder at P.S. Jones School.