My students are in a low social economic school with 100% of the campus receiving free breakfast and lunch. Our campus holds students from Pre-K to 5th grade.
In the beginning of the year, I struggled getting my students to read at least 2 chapters a day.
Recently, they have developed a love for reading. As their teacher, I want to keep my students interested and excited to read books. I enjoy hearing them ask me to read to them or if they can read to themselves.
During circle time, our prompt for the day was to talk about our favorite books. As we went around the classroom, I noticed that many of the students dictated that they love to read Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, mostly boys, while the girls stated they liked reading Dork Diaries.
I am planning to tap into my kids recent love for reading by providing them books that are of interest to them.
I want them to keep reading and learning while they develop sustained reading and comprehension. Most importantly, I want to keep hearing them ask me "is it time to read?"
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Ms. Leija.
DonorsChoose is the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Ms. Leija and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.