"One School, One Book"

Reading is a family affair with “One School, One Book!” This year’s OSOB kicked off on Monday, February 25, 2019, with every student receiving the book, ​Appleblossom the Possum, by Holly Goldberg Sloan. Thank you, Title 1 for funding this special event!

Raising a Reader

In grades Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4, students and families will enjoy the gift of the “Raising a Reader” program. Raising a Reader is a revolving book library, where students receive a book bag filled with 3-4 books of their choosing to read for one week. Books are then returned and new books are supplied. The purpose of “Raising a Reader” is to ensure all students are engaged in nightly read-alouds with adults. Reading involves 17 brain regions that integrate hearing, vision, judgment, and memory. So reading to children is an easy way to help their brains grow! (Click on the image below for more information about the Raising a Reader Program!)

To learn more about the wonderful reading initiatives going on at Snow Hill Elementary school, please contact Jen Spivey, Reading Resource Teacher at jhspivey@worcesterk12.org

For information regarding the 100 Book Challenge or Writer’s Workshop please see the Parent Portal Tab.

Poem of the Month

 Each month, students will receive a poem to explore. Family members and students are invited to read and think about the poem together. Following every poem will be a few questions or prompts focused around vocabulary, multiple meaning words, and figurative language. The purpose of this activity is to help students and their family members build strong relationships with words, language, and poetry. When a child completes the activity, she or he will earn 10 DoJo points.

“Reading Sticks With Us”
 Did you know that every time you read, whether fact or fiction, something is bound to stick with you? This year we will be collecting what we’ve learned from the books we read on our “Reading Sticks With Us” reading response forms. Forms are located on top of our “Free Books” bookshelf, near the front office. Students who turn in completed responses will share their work on the morning announcements, and will be asked to post their work on our cactus-themed bulletin board

Snow Hill Elementary School


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515 Coulbourne Lane

Snow Hill, Maryland 21863