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One School One Book!!

February  2017

Dear Families,

March has always been an exciting month for Carthage Elementary and reading.  In the past, we have done different programs during the month of March to excite the children about reading.  This year is no different with even more exciting reading opportunities than the past years!!

Starting March 1st,  the entire school will be reading the same book at the same time...Friendship According to Humphrey written by Betty Birney!  

This is how the program works...Your family will receive a copy of Friendship According to Humphrey.  Each evening, you will be invited to read aloud or listen to a designated chapter in the book to or with your child(ren). The chapters will be available on the CE website with guest readers reading a chapter.  After reading or listening to the chapter, answer the trivia question that follows the reading, and return the trivia question to the classroom teacher the next day.  A random answer will be drawn and read over the afternoon announcements, with a special treat for the class! or classes whose answer was chosen

Each family will receive a baggie with the book, a calendar with a reading schedule, the trivia questions, a list of family activities that you can do to unite the children around the book, and a couple of goodies.  The book and baggie will be sent home on March 1, 2017, after the kick-off assembly.

Thank you for all of your help and support!  Happy Reading!

In friendship to the end,

Carthage Elementary

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