Mt. Comfort Elementary School is embarking on a special project sponsored by the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation (MVEF), called “One School, One Book” for the month of April. “One School, One Book” is essentially a school-wide book club where all staff and students read the book at the same pace. Each student and staff member has received a copy of the book From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg. Students and staff will be asked to read the book at home with their families over the course of the next few weeks.
Mt. Comfort held a school-wide assembly with an entertaining skit to introduce the project to the students. The end goal for this project is to create a community of readers and connections with the students and all staff, including bus drivers, school resource officer, cafeteria staff, custodians, secretaries and instructional assistants. Additionally, the students will learn to become an effective leader through constructive discussions that they will have with their families, fellow students, and teachers.
To encourage the fun of reading, each Mt. Comfort student will be invited to answer daily trivia questions to promote and reward attentive listening. Children that participate in this program take pride in knowing and anticipating details of the story.
In class, students will explore the book through activities and discussion. Throughout the month, everyone- students, teachers, custodians, administrators- will be talking about From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. A special thanks to the MVEF for sponsoring this project!