My students need to each have a book when we read Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie, as a class.
Most of my student population have real world problems and I hope to show my students that anyone can overcome obstacles in life. I want my students to learn how powerful reading a book can be. How it can take you away, open your eyes to new ideas, make you laugh out loud or make you cry.
I teach in west Phoenix, in a Title 1 school.
We have 89% free and reduced lunch and many of my students can't even afford basic school supplies. I work hard at helping my students believe in themselves and setting high expectations in both their academic life and personal life. Most of my students want to be the best person that they can be, but understand they have monetary limitations their counterparts across town do not and that often hurts their pride. We, as a school, work hard to help our kids strive for their personal best and help in every way we can.
I want each one of my students to be able to take a book home with them at night. To not feel pressured to finish before the next class comes in, to be able to take their time, reread if necessary and bring the book into their world. Many of my students don't have any books at home and even though they will only be borrowing this one for awhile, I hope it helps grow a love for reading that they can carry on to high school and the rest of their life.
This donation will help foster a love of reading for many years to come.
The books will be able to be used, not only by my students, but by others in the school as well. A donation of an entire team of students books will allow every student an equal opportunity for greatness.
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