Hampster Mania is alive and well at Bataan Memorial Primary, in the Port Clinton Community and even on Facebook and Instagram. Students, staff, and parents are all participating in the One School, One Book program through March, with Bataan Primary Students reading The WorldAccording to Humphrey by Betty T. Birney, the story of an adventurous classroom hamster.
The One School, One Book program at Bataan Memorial Primary was made possible by the generosity of the Portage Resale Center Grant.
Parents have been posting pictures with the hashtag #humphreyhampsterpc and #wearepcschools on social media. Celebrity readers gave their time to make videos that can be viewed in the classroom or at home, reading chapters aloud. Some area businesses are raffle locations where children and their parents visit to answer the trivia questions and be entered into a prize drawing.
The End Zone, Lilly & Gerts, Bistro 163, Coffee Express, and the Ida Rupp Public Library are providing celebrity readers and raffle prize locations. At Bataan Primary, classrooms that turn in their trivia answers can also win classroom prizes.
Port Clinton High School Touch of Class also recorded a Humphrey song with lyrics by second grade teacher Stephanie Kreilick.
One School, One Book literacy program involves the entire school community. Students, staff, families are part of one big book club reading outside of the school day a chapter or two each evening. Literacy programs like this are extremely beneficial for students for a number of reasons. This specific program encompasses reading aloud and shared reading experiences with peers and families.
Videos of each chapter celebrity reader are posted on the Port Clinton High School Digital Media Class YouTube channel. A link is posted at www.pccsd.net under the News section.
Myra Morter was the One School, One Book World According to Humphrey trivia winner. The End Zone in Port Clinton was the chapter one trivia location and donated a prize for the school wide literacy program.