The World According to Humphrey--One School, One Book
My students need their own copies of the novel The World According to Humphrey written by Betty Birney in order to participate in our school-wide One School, One Book campaign with their families.
This project expired on September 28, 2018.
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My students live in a rural community with a population of approximately 1,005. The nearest public libraries are more than 10 miles away and are not available to most of my students' families without them paying an annual usage fee.
As the K-12 school librarian, in charge of both K-6th grade and 7-12th grade libraries, I am blessed to impact the lives of my students throughout their entire public education career.
I instruct K-6th students weekly for 55 minutes as part of my school's specials rotation. Elementary students experience a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) Maker Space learning environment at least once a quarter during their time with me.
My 7th through 12th grade students may visit the school library on an open schedule. If I am unavailable to help them due to my teaching responsibilities in the elementary library, my full-time non-certified aide is available.
I collaborate with teachers to make my instruction relevant to the real world and to integrate research. I strive to make my library collections not only curriculum-centered, but also reader-centered. Above all, I want to instill the love of lifelong reading into all of my patrons (students and staff).
The One School, One Book movement allows for each student to read aloud the same book with their families. Every K-6 family will be receiving one copy of this book that they will be able to read together and then add to their home libraries.
For the 2018-2019 school year, "The World According to Humphrey" written by Betty Birney has been chosen as our elementary school's One School, One Book selection.
"The World According to Humphrey" is a novel written from the point of view of Humphrey, Room 26's class hamster. Not only does Humphrey get to spend time learning right along with the students from Longfellow School, he spends the weekends and holidays with the students from his class.
Our elementary school library, in collaboration with Title I, will host a culminating family literacy night at the end of our One School, One Book.
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