ROWAYTON ROCKS READING
We are very excited to announce the title for this year's Rowayton Rocks Reading program: The Wild Robot written by Peter Brown.
Though Roz, a robot, is initially viewed with suspicion when she finds herself on an isolated island, she soon becomes part of the natural order, parenting an orphaned gosling and providing shelter for the animals. But is there really a place for her within this ecosystem? Interspersed with charming black-and-white illustrations, this sweetly quirky fish-out-of-water tale will have readers contemplating questions about life, death, consciousness, and artificial intelligence..
There are many optional at-home activities related to each week's reading of The Wild Robot. For each completed activity that your child brings in, they will receive a raffle ticket for prizes given away at the celebration dinner. The more activities they complete, the better their chance of winning a prize!
Be creative and have fun with these!
Rowayton School...Get Ready to Read!
Click the play button ( ) and turn up the volume to enjoy these audio recordings with your family. Can you guess who's reading each chapter? Hint: It's a member of the Rowayton School faculty!
The following are optional at-home activities related to each week's reading of The Wild Robot. For each completed activity that your child brings in, they will receive a raffle ticket for prizes given away at the celebration dinner. The more activities they complete, the better their chance of winning a prize!
All activities are due to your child's classroom teacher. Be creative and have fun with these!
ABOUT ROWAYTON ROCKS READING
"Rowayton Rocks Reading" is back!
This month our school will be embarking on a special project, an all-school book club called Rowayton Rocks Reading. Every family will receive a copy of the same book and will be asked to read it together at home over the next few weeks. I am personally asking you to make the time so that your family can participate in this special activity.
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.
Your child will receive a copy of our carefully selected title at a special school-wide assembly on March 1st introducing the program and the book. Along with the book, you will receive a reading schedule so that you can keep up at home. Generally, you will be asked to read about 15 minutes each night.
In school, your child will be invited to answer daily trivia questions to encourage and reward attentive listening. You will soon find that your child will take pride in knowing and anticipating the details of the story. In class, students will explore the book through activities and discussion. Throughout the event, everyone will be engaging in a shared conversation.
One School, One Book is a novel program in that children of all grade levels will all be listening to their parents read same book. Strange or daring as that may seem, it actually makes sound educational sense. 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. We have selected a title that can be followed and understood and enjoyed by younger students, but will still captivate and stimulate older children.
I know that you’ll enjoy this special reading time with your children. I look forward to sharing this experience with you and hope to talk with both you and your student sometime this month about our book selection. "When a whole school reads a book, there's a lot to talk about". With your help, we can build a Community of Readers at Rowayton school.
CISD- Curriculum and Instruction Site Director