What is the book of the month?


During this year, we have selected various books that link to the curriculum we are using each and every day! Each month, we will plan, create and discover new ways to make our teaching fun and meaningful for our students. Our goal is to build their knowledge and understanding of topics through vocabulary, writing, experiments and discussions!


How can you help?


We would really love for the words & activities we complete at school, also be done at home! For starters, tune into our Principal, John Siracuse, read the book of the month during a special pajama read aloud. You can find this on our website:

Below, you will find all of the information about the book, targeted vocabulary words and some fun activities you can do at home or in the community with your child!





Book of the Month (Y Classes & K-2 8:1:1 Classes)

Book Title

Follow That Map



Scot Richie

Targeted Vocabulary Words

map, start, stop, find, home, forward, backward


Students will be able to use illustrations to describe characters and events in the story

Questions to Ask During Reading

What is a map?  Who are the characters? What is the weather like where Max and Ollie are?

Suggested Activities

  • Visit the local library, read this book with your child

  • Practice starting and stopping, and walking forward and backward with your child.

  • Look at Simple Maps

Watch Principal John Read "Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World)"

Book of the Month (3-5 8:1:1 Classes & V Classes)

Book Title

The Paperboy                                                                               



Dav Pilkey

Targeted Vocabulary Words

Always, work, hard, learned, thinking, delivered, loaded


Students will learn responsibility and experience a success by learning a new skill from a peer or adult

Questions to Ask During Reading

What responsibilities did the paperboy have each morning?  How is it different or the same as the responsibilities you have at home or in school? Talk about a time when you learned to do something new.

Suggested Activities

  • Visit the local library and read this book with your child

  • Gove your child jobs to do at home to increase his/her responsibility.

Watch Principal John Read "The Juice Box Bully"

Monthly PS596X

As part of our book of the month program, you are invited to join us for an engaging learning experience with your child.  The teachers have been hard at work unpacking and adapting each book so that it meets the need of all our learners. A book of the month read aloud will take place each month.

We would to share some of these strategies with you, so that you can assist your child at home in reading each book.  


Please be aware that all in person read-alouds are cancelled until further notice.

Can't Make It to Our Monthly Read Aloud?

We are here to Help!

We understand that your schedule is very busy. If you are unable to attend one of our monthly read aloud sessions, we are here to help! Please watch the video to the right titled P596X Adapting Books: Helpful Strategies for Parents, Caregivers, and Staff for information on how to adapt a book of the month for your child.

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