Glendale Education Foundation sponsors the “PA ONE BOOK” PROGRAM
This April 2018, every student in Kindergarten and First Grade at Glendale Elementary School will receive the book My Cousin Momo by author/illustrator Zachariah O'Hora—courtesy of our Glendale Education Foundation. Zachariah's distinctive retro art and kid-friendly humor take the stage in this story about 'accepting and celebrating differences.' Mom is coming to visit and his cousins are SO excited! But even though Momo is a flying squirrel, he won't fly for his cousin's friends, plus his games are weird. He can't even play hide-and-seek correctly! But when Momo's cousins give his strange ways a chance, they realize that doing things differently can be fun...almost as much fun as making a new friend!
Now in its thirteenth 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 111 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 third 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; and last Spring 2017 it was Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer.