Last fall, Westbrook-Gorham Rotary made a $250 donation to help support the annual Great Falls Elementary School program in Gorham called One School, One Book project.  This is our third year participating in this wonderful literacy event.
The One School, One Book program provides a book to every child, teacher and staff member which they read together during January.  Older students, teachers and staff receive one book.  Younger readers and their teachers receive an age-appropriate book with similar themes.
Roughly 550 students and 60 staff members in grades K-5 are participating this year. The books titles were announced just before Christmas break and students received a copy of their book the day they returned in January.  The books are read aloud in the classroom during the designated class period.  It usually takes the month of January to complete the reading and discussion for the chapter book.
The books being read in 2020 are both by author Kate DiCamillo.  Students are reading either Leroy Ninker Saddles up or The Tale of Despereaux!