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Students, families read book together

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Third-graders Kamire Juarez (left) and Mikayla Quigley-Dunham (right) display the book “The Cricket in Times Square.”

Throughout the month of February, Middlesex Elementary School students, together with their families, will be reading the classic story, “The Cricket in Times Square” by George Selden.

In honor of this event, called One School One Book (OSOB), the students got a taste of the Big Apple on February 4. To kick off OSOB, principal Amy Stamm and assistant principal Jessica Davis hosted an assembly in which the students were treated to the song “New York, New York,” and watched a live Times Square webcam to build their understanding of life in a big city.

The Cricket in Times Square is a Newbery Honor book, and the story of the friendship and adventures of a cricket, a mouse, and a cat who live in the subway beneath Times Square.

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 02.06.2013

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