More than a third of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
Elementary Library Centers
My students need materials such as games, headphones, magnifier, etc. so that we can have centers in the elementary library to reinforce a variety of skills: literacy, STEM, research, etc.
My students have the best attitude about learning and reading!
Students give great feedback about the books they read and make quality requests for additions to our library.
Students rely on the school library and classroom libraries for the majority of their reading materials, as many of them come from economically disadvantaged homes.
I love the look of joy when I give a student a book he or she has requested. For many of my students, it is the first time anyone has purchased a book with them specifically in mind. Due to my small budget, I have spent entirely too much of my own money on books for the library, so I am hoping to utilize DonorsChoose.org so that I don't go broke fulfilling my students' reading dreams.
My elementary students love coming to the library! Not only do we have an improving selection of books, but they have time to explore several different learning experiences. I am implementing centers this year and have gotten some donations (Legos), but need some more supplies in order to have enough high-quality interactive spots.
Many students come from low-income homes and I want to be able to provide items, such as headphones, for all of them to listen to audio books, so students who can't afford such items are not singled out.
I also want to add centers encouraging problem-solving STEM-type challenges, such as Squigz; advance literacy by having small groups playing games such as "Swat a Word" and Boogle; and springboard research projects and increase nonfiction circulation by having students investigate items using magnifying glasses.
I have great visions of students learning the power of teamwork and independence among other important traits for the future during their elementary library time!
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