GPS Scouts have started the year strong with our first reading incentive program of the year. We are participating in the One Book, One School program by reading The World According to Humphrey by Betty Birney as a whole school. We had our kick off on Tuesday, September 8th. Humphrey was on campus to welcome scouts to school and came to visit in the Cafe’ while scouts ate lunch. Every child took home a copy of the book. We are reading a chapter a night during the school week and one chapter on the weekend. Each school day, Ms. Stepp poses a different question for each grade. We have two daily winners in first and second grade and a daily winner in each K class. Even the staff gets a question to answer!
Teachers were given a plush toy hamster and many are sending it home daily with a scout who then keeps a journal of all their Humphrey adventures. We even have a live hamster visiting with us in the learning commons!