Glendale Education Foundation sponsors the “PA ONE BOOK” PROGRAM
This Spring (*Date TBA), every student in Kindergarten and First Grade at Glendale Elementary School will receive the book Not A Box by author/illustrator Antoinette Portis—courtesy of our Glendale Education Foundation.
A box is just a box...unless it's "not a box”. From mountain to rocket ship, a small rabbit shows that a box will go as far as the imagination allows. Don't miss this wholly original celebration of the power of imagination…“NOT A BOX” is the winner of a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award! Inspired by a memory of sitting in a box on her driveway with her sister, author Antoinette Portis captures the thrill when pretend feels so real that it actually becomes real—when the imagination takes over inside a cardboard box, and through play, a child is transported to a world where anything is possible. Now in its fourteenth 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 105aaaa 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 Spring 2017 it was Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer; with last Spring 2019 the PA One Book was My Cousin Momo by Zachariah Offshore.