But FIRST Books: Library for a New First Grade Class
My students need a selection leveled books to grow their brains while they quietly read in the book nook.
This project expired on October 19, 2018.
Hooray! This project is fully funded
For the past two years, I have been teaching Kindergarten; however, I loved my last class so much I've decided to move up to first grade with them. Throughout the year they grew from not knowing letters or letter sounds to reading at or above grade level. Their hard work and commitment to learning made it possible for all of them to succeed and graduate kindergarten.
My student's love of reading and persistence in spite of all their hurdles is inspirational.
Our student population is 85% African-American, with 85% being eligible for free or reduced lunch. Coming from a low social economic background in a rural area, empowering this passion is key to opening many doors for them in the future.
Many students get discouraged and even frustrated when reading books that are above their reading level. Having the wrong books causes them to simply sit in the book nook feeling defeated. Providing access to books they can read on their own will build their faith in their reading abilities.
By donating to our project, you will not only be building students' independence and confidence, you will ultimately help to increase their love for literacy.
In this rural area where the libraries are underfunded, it is unlikely my students will have access to these books other than at school. By helping provide these 232 interesting and age-appropriate books, these students will be set up for success long term.
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