The Book of the Month is a book selected by a committee of teachers, along with Ms. Zadrima and myself, in order to share with the students and teachers each month. Each teacher is given a new book of the month and a letter that introduces the book, with possible practices to try with their classes. The books selected always have topics that send our students school-wide messages that build character, and encourage discourse in the classroom around important themes.
Book of the Month was a tradition that I started in September of 2012, as a new assistant principal to Chatsworth. This tradition has evolved over time and one that we believe is important in contributing to cultivating a culture of shared values within our school community. We are proud of the rich picture books selected and presented to our students each month. The teachers are encouraged to share their students’ responses with the school community, which you might have noticed posted on our bulletin board in the main entrance. It always is amazing to see how the varied messages that authors send, resonate differently with each of our students, yet there are always similarities in the universal themes.
Some titles that have been shared this year are as follows:
The Golden Rule by IIene Cooper
Check out these short clips of the shows that your children attended.
As a Chatsworth community, we continue to value sending our students messages that build moral character through Book of the Month, and other opportunities at our school. #ChatsworthValues