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One School, One Book

One School, One Book
Masterpiece

book cover for "masterpiece" by elise broach

Oakland School is excited to announce that we are participating in an all-school book club called One School, One BookTM. Today your child received a copy of the novel Masterpiece by Elise Broach as a gift for your family to read aloud together. We encourage you to join our Oakland community of students, families, and staff members in this reading adventure! 

Purpose & Plan 
Masterpiece is a novel that can be followed, understood, and enjoyed by younger students, but will still captivate and stimulate older children. Because we aim to build a community of readers at Oakland School, teachers will be reading the novel aloud at school and students will be participating in comprehension activities. Families are welcome to re-read the chapters at home, engage their child in conversation about the story, and/or view trivia videos online. Younger grades will be sending the book home today, while older grade students will be keeping the novel at school to read during the next several weeks. At every grade level, the required reading will be done at school with teacher guidance. 

Reading Schedule 
Because this is meant to be a shared experience, the schedule below has been
created to keep readers on track with our reading. Our hope is that families and
friends will be in similar places in the book as we enjoy the story together.

Dates 

Chapters 

Week of January 21 

Chapters 1 – 5

Week of January 27 

Chapters 6 – 12

Week of February 3

Chapters 13 – 19

Week of February 10

Chapters 20 – 26

Week of February 17

Chapters 27 – 32

Week of February 24

Chapters 33 – 38

 

 Additional Activities 

  • Assemblies – Students will enjoy kickoff and wrap-up assemblies at the beginning and end of our all-school read. There will be lots of drama and excitement!
  • Chapter Readings – A recording of every chapter will be available on our school website. This is perfect if your child is absent or would like to hear the reading again.
  • Trivia Questions – At school, students will be invited to answer trivia questions along with participating in classroom discussions and activities. Special trivia videos can be viewed on our website.
  • Family Meet-ups – Join your Oakland friends and teachers at various locations around town as we come together for shared events that connect with the story. A detailed flyer will be sent home soon.

 

Movie: A Bug’s Life

First Friday Art Gallery Tours

Family Art Night

Bloomington High School

Downtown Bloomington

Oakland School

Saturday, January 25

Friday, February 7

Wednesday, February 19

6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

5:00 – 8:00 P.M.

6:00 – 7:30 P.M.

Free

Free

Free

We hope you will enjoy this special reading time with your family and the rest of our Oakland community. Throughout the next few weeks, everyone will be talking about Masterpiece!

Masterpiece Readings

*Please click the links below to watch and listen to the readings! 

Chapter One Reading By: Mrs. Geggus          

Chapter Two Reading By: Mrs. Johnson

Chapter Three Reading By: Ms. Frangella

Chapter Four Reading By: Mrs. Alfeo

Chapter Five Reading By: Mrs. Michaels

Chapter Six Reading By: Mrs. Carroll

Chapter 7 Reading By: Mrs. Lavazza

Chapter 8 Reading By: Mr. LaFrance

Chapter 9 Reading By: Mrs. Meadors

Chapter 10 Reading By: Mrs. Kalitzky

Chapter 11 Reading By: Mrs. Bass

Chapter 12 Reading By: Mrs. Stanek

Chapter 13 Reading By: Mrs. Malisia

Chapter 14 Part #1 Reading By: Mrs. Merna

Chapter 14 Part #2 Reading By: Mrs. Merna

Chapter 15 Reading By: Mrs. Carroll

Chapter 16 Reading By: Mrs. Schrift

Chapter 17 Reading By: Mrs. Kirk

Chapter 18 Reading By: Mrs. Romer

Chapter 19 Reading By: Mrs. Heinonen

Chapter 20 Reading By: Mrs. Dossett

Chapter 21 Reading By: Mrs. Johnson

Chapter 22 Reading By: Mrs. Schrift

Chapter 23 Reading By: Mrs. Alfeo

Chapter 24 Reading By: Mrs. Nord

Chapter 25 Reading By: Mrs. Martin

Chapter 26 Reading By: Mrs. Lavazza

Chapter 27 Reading By: Mrs. Carroll

Chapter 28 Reading By: Mrs. Hiles

Chapter 29 Reading By: Mrs. Uhren

Chapter 30 Reading By: Mrs. Kaltizky

Chapter 31 Reading By: Mrs. Kelley

Chapter 32 Reading By: Mrs. Heinonen

Chapter 33 Reading By: Mrs. Meadors

Chapter 34 Reading By:  Mrs. Kalitzky

Chapter 35 Reading By: Mrs. Schrift

Chapter 36 Reading By: Mrs. Johnson

Chapter 37 Reading By: Mrs. Kelley

Chapter 38 Reading By: Mr. LaFrance

 

Masterpiece Trivia

Week #1 Trivia

Week #2 Trivia

Week #3 Trivia

Week #4 Trivia

Week #5 Trivia 

 Week #6 Trivia