One School One Read Sparks 'Lemonade War' In Sandy Hook
One School One Read Sparks
â€˜Lemonade Warâ€™ In Sandy Hook
By Eliza Hallabeck
During two assemblies on Friday, October 1, Sandy Hook School students learned what this yearâ€™s PTA sponsored One School One Read book is, and it started a â€œlemonade war.â€
â€œ[Meg Hornâ€™s] class has put a lot of work into introducing one of our best school traditions,â€ said Sandy Hook School Principal Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, before leading the audienceâ€™s attention to the students prepared with a skit for the assembled students.
As the students began the skit, one announced this yearâ€™s One School One Read book is â€œthe story of a brother and sister, and how they spent their summer.â€
One School One Read is a PTA-sponsored program that has each student in the school read the same book within the same one-month span. Hawley Elementary School also kicked off its One School One Read program this week. (See the related story in this weekâ€™s Bee.)
Sandy Hook School celebrates the book during the month with classroom activities and more. Families are also encouraged to read and discuss the book with their students.
Last yearâ€™s One School One Read book at Sandy Hook School was A Bear Named Trouble by Marion Dane Bauer.
As Ms Hornâ€™s class continued the skit on Friday, students watching in the schoolâ€™s cafeteria saw a group of girls and a group of boys create lemonade stands, hoping to beat each other by making more money.
When the skit neared its end, Ms Hochsprung returned to the center of the presentation carrying a framed cover of The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies. Ms Hochsprung said this yearâ€™s One School One Read choice will not only let students discuss the book, but it will also provide an opportunity to discuss math.
Friday was also Spirit Day at Sandy Hook School, and in art teacher Leslie Gunnâ€™s classroom students worked to create their own Spirit Day hats.
While working on his Spirit Day hat, third grade student Jared Dunn said the day was fun â€œbecause we just had our One School One Read.â€
Jared also said he is excited to read Lemonade War.
Third grade students Kyle Sullivan, Caitlyn Greenspan, and Kayla Verga all agreed Spirit Day was fun.
â€œBecause you get to do really special things,â€ said Kyle, â€œand itâ€™s the One School One Read.â€
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