Help me give my students colorful rugs and pillows for their reading corner.
This project expired on January 2, 2020.
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I want to provide the best for my students. I teach the children in my classroom that there is a huge world out there and that the key to their success is reading. Many of my children simply read to gain knowledge. I want them to understand that reading can be fun and take them to places they never imagined existed. In order for them to develop a love of "fun" reading, they must have a place where they can relax and begin to open up to the idea of reading for enjoyment.
The children that I serve are amazing.
I emphasize to them that I would rather they give me an honest attempt at figuring out a problem rather than no attempt at all. The population of my school is 100 Title I, meaning that 100% of my kids qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. That does not mean that they don't deserve to have things to enjoy in the classroom.
The students in my classroom want to read for enjoyment, but they need a comfortable and colorful reading corner to sit. By having comfortable rugs and colorful pillows to sit on, they will be more interested in using their free time to read. I am working to provide reading material for them, now they just need a place to read. They have their desks in the classroom, but that is where the reading they do is simply for academic advancement. By having a comfortable and colorful area to read in, they will want to spend more time reading for enjoyment.
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