Magness Creek Elementary

One School One Book Project

What is a One School One Book Project?

One School, One Book™ is a novel program in that children of all grade levels will all be reading the same book at home with their parents. Not only is this a fun family activity, but it is an educationally sound practice. Reading professionals recommend reading material out loud that is beyond a child's own reading level. We also believe that you can and should continue reading chapter books with your older children, even when they are able to read by themselves. There are several books that can be followed, understood, and enjoyed by younger students, but will still captivate and stimulate older children.


Reading aloud at home is valuable because it better prepares your child to be an effective reader, and it is also a fun, worthwhile family activity. With the One School, One Book™ program, we aim to build a Community of Readers at our school. Everyone – students, parents, teachers, even administrative staff will all be following along together.

Guess Who's Back???

Our favorite little furry friend - Humphrey - is back! In this Humphrey book, Humphrey focuses on friendships. The book is Friendship According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney.


Your child received a copy of Friendship According to Humphrey. On the reverse side of this notice, is a reading schedule so that you can keep up at home. You will be asked to read a chapter every other night.


In school, your child will be invited to answer questions to encourage and reward attentive listening. You will find that your child will take pride in knowing and anticipating the details of the story. Students will explore the book through activities and discussion. You will want to make sure your family keeps up so that your child can be included. Throughout this time, everyone will be talking about Friendship According to Humphrey.


I know you will enjoy this special reading time with your children. I am anxious to see the excitement in the students as we read about further adventures of Humphrey - everyone's favorite hamster - and his positive influence on the students and families in Room 26! When a whole school reads a book, there is a lot to talk about. With your help, we can build a Community of Readers at our school.

I know you will enjoy this special reading time with your children. I am anxious to see the excitement in the students as we read about further adventures of Humphrey - everyone's favorite hamster - and his positive influence on the students and families in Room 26! When a whole school reads a book, there is a lot to talk about. With your help, we can build a Community of Readers at our school.