At my school, "Every Student Counts and Every Moment Matters!"
Our students come to school each and every day ready to take on the world and to learn, challenging themselves to be better than they were the day before!
As an educator entering my 15th year of service, with experience as both a teacher and administrator, I consider it one of my life's greatest blessings to be able to work alongside the best student scholars and educators in the country! MES, my home for the last two years, is committed to providing its students with all of the resources that are needed to engage students in rigorous, dynamic and inspirational instructional activities. There may be times when we do not have what we need, but we have taken on the "We can't yet..." not a "We can't..." attitude. Maybe we currently cannot provide our students with all of the most innovative technology available, maybe we currently do not have a 1,000+ book classroom library of high-interest books in every classroom, but soon we will! All of the resources we want to provide to our students are available to us through the magic of DonorsChoose.org thanks to donors like YOU!
Neil Gaiman said that, "A book is a dream that you hold in your hands." As an avid reader and lifelong learner, I agree wholeheartedly that wiser words have never been spoken! Books are a dream that allow us to stand still, while being simultaneously transported into the past, into the future, or into worlds that we could only exist within inside our wildest imagination. Books are a dream that take us on wild adventures beyond what we ever thought was imaginable and allow us to escape into the lives of characters that we grow to love, admire, and think of as family.
Students in every classroom deserve to have access to the newest and most popular books available, so that their voracious appetites to read, for both enjoyment and to gain knowledge, can be satisfied!
Last year I was blessed, thanks to DonorsChoose.org, and able to gift my students with the book "Wishtree" by Katherine Applegate for Christmas. This project is aimed at gifting my AMAZING READERS with 2 book titles each this year! Each of my students will receive "Max" by Jennifer Li Shotz. They have been begging me to read this book for read aloud and I know they would love to have their own personal copy. In addition, my girls will receive "Wishtree" and my boys will receive "Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja" by Marcus Emerson. I have 21 of the BEST students in the WORLD in my classroom, and they LOVE to read! I hope to be able to gift wrap these books for my students and create a holiday experience they will always remember! These phenomenal book titles will give them the opportunity to experience worlds and characters that they will fall in love with!
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