Hello Cheam Families! :)


One School, One Book

Cheam Elementary is pleased to launch our school book club, called “One School, One Book” once more. The book selected for this year is The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. Each Cheam family will receive a complimentary copy of the book. 

With the “One School, One Book” program, we aim to foster a community of readers within our school. Everyone- students, parents, teachers and other staff will be participating, and we can all reap the benefits.

Throughout February and March, families are encouraged to read together each night (approximately 15 minutes). A copy of the reading schedule can be found below. Each Wednesday, students will be invited to answer trivia questions to encourage attentive listening while your family is reading together. They can submit the answers to these questions to the library every Friday to be entered to win a prize! You will soon find that your child takes pride in knowing and anticipating the details of the story. 

Below, I have included a guide to the book, which includes discussion questions and other activities that you can do as a family. You can also find audio recordings, by Cheam staff, of each chapter.

“One School, One Book” is a novel program that includes children at all grade levels listening and/or reading the same book. Strange or daring as that may seem, it actually makes sound educational sense. Reading professionals recommend reading material that is beyond a child's own reading level and when a whole school reads the same book, there’s a lot to talk about! With your help we can continue to foster a Community of Readers at Cheam Elementary.

This book is geared towards elementary aged students, but it contains content that could be upsetting to our younger students. If you feel that it’s not a good fit for your family, use your discretion. This is supposed to be a fun, but optional, activity for your family. 



January 25th- Books go home to families.

Week of January 29-Febrary 2nd- Chapters 1-3

Week of February 5-9- Chapters 4-6

Week of February 12-16- Chapters 7-10

Week of February 19-23- Chapters 11-13

Week of March 5-9- Chapters 14-17

March 15th- World Book Day! Dress as your favourite character from the book or any literary character 😊


Good luck and have fun! We are excited to embark on this journey with you and the Pevensie children!


Katie Sarrazin, Cheam Librarian

Iain Gardner, Principal