FESoT Families Celebrate “One School, One Book” Club
Falcon Elementary School of Technology families celebrated the final day of the “one school, one book” club April 29 by watching the film “Charlotte’s Web”. Each family received a copy of the book, and was encouraged to read it together during the 12 week program. A bulletin board near the entrance of the school kept students on track with their reading, and was updated when new characters were introduced to the story. Staff also received a book so they could join the club.
“I loved it,” said Cory Tyson, who read the book with her granddaughter. “It brings you closer together.”
This is the second annual year for the club, which is funded through the Title I program. The staff chose “Charlotte’s Web” from five classic books that the school’s reading committee had selected.
“[The club] promotes family involvement,” said Malinda Keck, principal.
Families who completed the book together were invited to a a picnic dinner in the school’s gymnasium. Students received raffle tickets for prizes if they attended the movie, completed their reading calendar and dressed as a character from the book. They could take pictures with farm themed backdrops, and enjoy popcorn as a snack.
A new book will be selected each year for the next four years, when the cycle will start over. This allows a student who joined the club in kindergarten an opportunity to read a new book every year while they attend the school.