At our small, rural high school we are creative with our resources and maximize our opportunities to heighten the student experience. We have incredible kids who are hungry to learn and many who appreciate the value of reading for recreation.
Many students eagerly formed a book club, and even those that are not in the club are excited to put in requests of what types of books I should add to our collection.
I'm excited to know their interests and help find books they will enjoy.
I was blessed to student teach with a wonderful cooperating teacher. Her classroom was very welcoming, and my favorite section was her classroom library. I've made a library my own and have been thankful to receive many book donations in addition to the few I purchase every payday.
The students are hungry for books: 66 students have already borrowed 133 books since the start of the school year - that's over half of our high school population!
I made certain that my students knew they could check a book out at any time and my heart leaped when they began taking advantage of the books. What really tickled me was when students I don't have in my classes started coming in, excited for new reading material.
I've always been an avid reader and though our school doesn't have a staffed library, I am determined to provide the students with as much diverse and popular reading material as possible, and for that I'm asking for help.
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