Last year our school started the reading program One School One Book. Each family in the school was given a copy of a book and a reading schedule. Each night each family would read together 1-2 chapters of the book. The idea was to promote reading, but also quality family time. The first book we read was "The Swan". Heading up the start of this program was Lisa Guenther, the
Title I reading instructor at our school. Lisa is an excellent promoter of reading to all children.
Last fall the program expanded and it was called Three Schools One Book. Two other schools in Norfolk thought that the program was excellent and decided to join the cause. Last fall we read the book "Because of Winn-Dixie".
On March 13th, we kicked off Four Schools One Book. The program for the spring was kicked off by Nebraska First Lady Sally Ganem. On this day she visited each school involved in the program and read the students the first chapter of the new book, "The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe". She spoke to the students about the importance of reading, events at the governor's mansion, and visiting the White House the previous week. But she stressed to the students that they could be and do anything in life. The state's First Lady also said that her and the governor would also be reading the book nightly. She is hoping that the program will expand to the whole state. Nebraska's First Lady Sally Ganem is a former teacher and principal and she loves to promote reading in the state of Nebraska.