Our public elementary school is diverse, inclusive, engaged, and curious. Serving Seattle since 1892, our kindergarten classroom has sown the seeds of lifelong learning for thousands, over generations.
Our classroom builds on the legacy as Seattle's longest continuously running elementary school by not only instilling a love for learning, but to recognize, celebrate, and support all the different ways we learn, live, and grow.
Our classroom community consists of students from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, with broadly varied incoming experiences in reading. More than a third of our students come from low-income households. Given the diversity of students, tailoring learning opportunities to each individual is critical to helping each student strengthen and develop their reading abilities, which is where your donation will have a profound impact -- by helping establish a classroom reading library.
Our leveled reading library will help in differentiated teaching of reading skills to kindergarten students. These books will help identify the reading proficiency of each student, provide graded pathways to build on their existing knowledge, expose them to a diverse range of stories and concepts, and afford growth into more advanced challenges. The confidence and intellectual growth fostered by these books will establish a foundation for a lifetime of learning.
The classroom library will function as one of the central learning resources in our classroom.
The books from this resource will be used to assess learning proficiency early in the school year. Over the course of the year students will build on their proficiency with books that challenge them -- they'll be using them as part of structured classroom activities, especially during guided reading and independent reading times, and accessing them during choice time. The diversity of books sought will ensure that there that there are broad choices of books to cater to the individual interests and passions of this diverse classroom.
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