SeDoMoCha Elementary families take a trip back in time with One Book, One School

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — For the first month of school students and families at the SeDoMoCha Elementary School had the opportunity to read Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House in the Big Woods” at home together during the ninth annual One Book, One School program — copies of the book were provided by the school. The shared reading program concluded with a celebration on the evening of Oct. 4.

Organizers said the 2018 event had a great turnout. Students enjoyed learning about bees from a live beehive brought in by Lynn Lubas, how to make yarn dolls from Judy Sternal, spinning from JJ Starwalker, games and chores children experienced back in the 1800s organized by Laurie Sheppard, animal tracks from Sheila Norman, and weaving with Martha Ladd.

A special thanks goes to Josh Guthrie and his three fiddlers who played for hours as students enjoyed a delicious meal provided by Katie Gregory.

SeDoMoCha Elementary Laura Ingalls Wilder

Photo courtesy of the SeDoMoCha School
ONE BOOK, ONE SCHOOL 2018 — The ninth annual One Book, One School shared family reading program at the SeDoMoCha Elementary School in Dover-Foxcroft concluded with an evening event on Oct. 4 as families took part in activities based around Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House in the Big Woods.” Students pictured with Principal Adam Gudroe are front, from left, Ethen Eakright, Laureli Peterson, and Mason Chapdelaine-Little. Back, Autumn Chase, Kaycie Bishop, Payson Hall, Zoey Eakright, Gabriel Chambers, Alexzander Hanson, and Ryan Merrill.

At the One Book, One School finale students and families were able to sign up for a library card from the Thompson Free Library in Dover-Foxcroft. Families had the pleasure of listening to a true story about Bruno the Bear from Dyan McCarthy Clark

Thanks go to the SeDoMoCha School Organization (SSO) for providing the funds for the meal. Many thanks to all the staff at SeDoMoCha who volunteer resources and time to create a memorable community event.

The shared reading experience, which for many of the children includes a parent or someone older, is intended to help students improve listening comprehension, increase vocabulary, understand concepts, lengthen attention spans, and create a positive attitude toward books while creating fun and memorable connections to the school community.

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