One Book Collaboration
MTES' 3rd Annual One Book One School Collaboration
During the months of January and February, 2020, MTES embarked on the One Book One School Collaboration with the book The Kid Who Ran For President by Dan Gutman. Every family received one free copy (thanks in part to the Manchester PTA) of the book to read at home.
After the completion of the book, MTES hosted a visit with the book's author Dan Gutman. Dan spoke and answered questions at assemblies for our third through fifth grade classes. Our students really enjoyed meeting him and hearing him talk about how he became an author, how he conducts research, and his writing process. Dan answered questions about his life and the books he has written. In addition, he told the students that everyone faces rejection in life (even him) and that you just have to keep trying. It was very inspirational for the students.
Our day concluded with our One School One Book Open House. Our Open House was exceedingly well attended once again this year. Besides getting to meet Dan and get his autograph, students and their families also were able to vote for Judson Moon (The Kid Who Ran for President) in real voting machines, make their own ice cream sundaes (which was sponsored by the Manchester Township Education Association through their PRIDE program), create a patriotic craft, visit with representatives of the Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library, pose for a photo in front of a Presidential Podium and a White House backdrop created by the MTES Art Club and purchase the sequel to the book The Kid Who Ran for President called The Kid Who Became President.
This was a wonderful event for our school which truly encourages our students to become readers which is the goal of both the Visiting Author Program and the One School One Book Collaboration.