I am fortunate to spend my day with 20 inquisitive, engaged learners in southeast Austin, TX. They are passionate about our community and work hard to create an environment that values curiosity and seeks understanding and justice. They are readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, explorers, caregivers, dreamers, and change makers. They are committed to making the world better.
They use our classroom as a space to think critically about their world and how to be active members of our society.
They bring enthusiasm for learning and generosity towards others into our classroom and the world each day.
Reading Workshop is one of our favorite times of the day. We curl up with our chosen books, and learn about ourselves and our world through reading. But it isn’t simply a time to relax and unwind. Research supports that time to read, self-selected texts, and a library filled with books are the most effective tools in guiding kids to become successful, prodigious readers. Our Reading Workshop is a critical component in developing students’ skills in comprehension, fluency, language development and general academic success.
Through this project, you can ensure that my readers have access to a wide variety of books that reflect their identities, experiences and interests.
This selection of books will fill our library with culturally diverse texts to support our reading growth throughout the year. As Black and Brown students, my kids deserve quality books that mirror their lives. As emerging readers, they need a large quantity of books that develop their skills and propel their reading. We need better books and you can help us achieve that!
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Ms. McKinnon.
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. McKinnon 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.