• Langham Elementary School



One School, One Book is a continuing initiative at LES to encourage the love of reading.

Events surrounding the book at school will occur in and out of the classroom.

This year our school will be embarking on another adventure with our all school book club.  Each child has received a copy of the same book – A Bear Called Paddington, by Michael Bond, and are asked to read it with their parents at home, during September and October.

Please consider taking part in this fun and rewarding activity with our school community. With the One School, One Book program, we aim to build a community of readers at our school.  Everyone in our school will be participating, and we can all reap the many benefits. Reading aloud with your child stimulates language and cognitive abilities, develops vocabulary and builds motivation, curiosity and memory. On top of all of that, the closeness that can come from reading together can be comforting and an enjoyable activity for children and parents!

Included with this book is a reading schedule to follow. Students will be involved in classroom and school wide activities that refer to the chapters that have been read that week. Students will also be invited to answer trivia questions to go along with each chapter. Answering the questions earns them chances to win prizes.

Our KICK OFF ASSEMBLY will take place in the LES gym on Thursday, September 15 at 10:45. All are welcome to attend!

Here we are including a handy guide for a successful read aloud at home:

  1. Find as many family members as possible. (dogs, cats, hamsters, rats, fish and stuffed animals included)
  2. Find a comfy spot .
  3. Snuggle as much as possible.
  4. Read the chapter together.
  5. Talk about what you read, thoughts, feelings, etc.
  6. Feel your heart and brain grow!

Let’s get excited about reading!