Today we kicked off a new tradition at Explorer: One Book One School. Students were surprised right away this morning with an assembly to introduce the book, meet the characters, and play some fun games!

Thanks to the awesome Harrisburg Explorer PTO, for providing each FAMILY at Explorer with a copy of our chosen story, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl!!

With One Book, One School, all classes read a few chapters each day at school. We’ll also do some school-wide and classroom activities to go along with the story. When you receive your family’s copy, you’ll get a schedule so you can read along with us as well! We are really excited to be able to share this story and help reinforce a love of reading at home!

Please watch for books coming home on Monday with the oldest Explorer child in your family. We’ll also have some dress-up days the week of March 4th to celebrate Read Across America and to go along with our story.

Check out this kick-off video that we shared with students this morning We are sooo excited to kick off Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for One Book, One School!!!