ST. CLOUD – Local students celebrate the month "I love to read" in a special way.
The St. Cloud Area 742 School District started on Saturday in Scheels with the annual One District One Book program.
Each student in grades K through 5 will receive an edition of this year's book: The disappearing coin
District Literacy Coordinator Lori Eckert says they chose it for a variety of reasons.
There are three main characters. Two of them are boys. One is a girl. You love football. They are primary school children. I think there are as many connecting points as I think, the real life with children in school with the children in the book and they can identify with one of the main characters. And then there are three more books in the series, so the idea that if we can attach children to read, they expect to see something next.
At the kick-off event, kids could do a paper-chase, practice their movements on a football field, paint a picture, watch a clown magician perform tricks, and read the first chapter of the book by grandparents and other volunteers.
Eckert says the program is a great way to connect the district, the students and their families.
We want to support what happens at home. We want to support you in helping your children become readers. This is a very small path, but it is a very exciting way to help you build the love of reading with your children.
Students will receive their copies of the book home on Monday.