Glendale Education Foundation sponsors the “PA ONE BOOK” PROGRAM
This May 2017, every student in Kindergarten and First Grade at Glendale Elementary School will receive the book Daniel Finds a Poem by author/illustrator Micha Archer—courtesy of the Glendale Education Foundation. With beautiful illustrations and a great story about a boy who is on a mission to find out “what is poetry?,” this book will help children explore and understand nature--while seeing poetry literally everywhere through Daniel’s experiences!
Now in its twelfth year, PA One Book, carefully selects a children’s book to be purchased and distributed by various statewide agencies. Local planning between the seven K-1 teachers, principal Kate Bacher, along with Foundation board member Diane Andrews, will be developing related activities for a fun-filled special day—culminating in the distribution of this book to all 98 students. This early childhood literacy project---PA One Book—has as its goal to increase awareness of the importance of reading and engaging children in stories among adults with preschoolers in their lives.
One Book, Every Young Child reading initiative is made possible through a collaboration of the following organizations: PA Department of Education, PA Department of Public Services, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, The Pennsylvania Child Care Association, PA Association for the Education of Young Children, PA Library Association, PennSERVE, and the Pennsylvania Center for the Book.
This was the second consecutive year that the Glendale Education Foundation has participated in the "PA One Book" Program for our primary students at Glendale Elementary School. In Spring 2016, the students received the book: Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story by author/illustrator Will Hilenbrand.