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Jackson Families Read

We had such a great time with "The Mouse and the Motorcycle" this fall, so we thought  - Let's do it again! Stay tuned, "Charlotte's Web" is coming soon!

As a school community our focus is always on how we can best support and work together with students and families. Jackson Families Read is a new initiative to encourage families to "unplug" and spend sometime reading and talking to each other...and maybe getting a little creative! 

Each Wednesday, we will be sending out a question or topic for families to discuss - check your email at 4:45 for the latest topic! The hope and intention is that as a family you can sit, aread together and talk a little bit about what you're reading.  This isn't meant to be an onerous task, but rather one that can bring you together for a few minutes each week! 

Is reading tough? Is English a challenge? No need to worry! A full audio version of the book is available below!

Fall 2019 Book - The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Family Talking Points

  • September 26, 2019: If you could name your own pet mouse, what would you name it?
  • October 2, 2019: Design your own vehicle for a mouse. Bring a picture of your design to add to the bulletin board.
  • October 9, 2019: Keith’s family is visiting a hotel. How is a hotel different than a house? As a family, talk about what part of a hotel you would like to explore. 
  • October 16, 2019: What super power do you think Ralph would have? Why?
  • October 23, 2019: Design a Halloween costume for Ralph. Bring in your design and add it to our bulletin board.
  • October 30, 2019: What is your favourite part of the book so far?
  • November 6, 2019: Would Ralph make a good friend? Why or why not?
  • November 13: Build a house for a mouse using only recyclable materials. Take a picture of your creation, or add your “mouse house” to our school display. 
  • November 20: Would a mouse make a good pet? Why or why not?
  • November 27: If you were Ralph, what would your dream meal be?
  • December 4: Design a map showing where you would go on your motorcycle. Add your map to the bulletin board.
  • December 11: What do you think Ralph’s next adventure should be?
  • December 18: If you had a Christmas present for Ralph, what would it be?