Students across all Ephrata Area School District elementary schools recently embarked on a collective reading adventure, One Book, One District.
Funded by an Ephrata Area Education Foundation Venture Grant, every student in Kindergarten through grade 4 was provided a book – either Glamourpuss or Cheese – by Sarah Weeks. Students were encouraged to read their book independently and at home with family members, in addition to reading it with classmates and teachers while in school. The experience created a common bond among students, staff, and families. Additionally, it inspired schoolwide comradery and shared conversations through a common book.
The culmination of One Book, One District was Ms. Weeks’ visit to all four District elementary schools during the week of May 9. Students took pride in decorating their schools with themes connected to the author’s books and enjoyed interactive assemblies during her visit. Akron Elementary School Principal Sheri Horner noted students’ excitement to meet Ms. Weeks. “Students were very eager to learn directly from an author,” she said.
Sarah Weeks is the author of 59 published books. Visit sarahweeks.com for more information.