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  • $410 goal

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Ms. Bennett
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

High Interest, Real Application, Kid Lit

My students need books such as Corduroy, Clark the Shark and Amelia Bedelia for practical application of the theories they are learning in my Kid Lit class.

My Students

Students at PACE wholeheartedly agree with Benjamin Franklin's belief that if you "tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn." Learning is active at PACE.

Whether they are looking to graduate early or need to recover credits from previously unsuccessful attempts, students at PACE thrive in our small, supportive, self-paced environment.

Students are true partners in developing their own educational plan and completing real-life applications of their coursework. Students attend PACE for a variety of reasons. Being an adolescent in today's rapidly changing world can be a challenge for many teens. Many of them have experienced failure in a traditional school setting because of bullying, social drama, boredom, lack of motivation or the inability to see the relevance of their classes. PACE renews their attitude toward school. Our students are looking for a place that they can concentrate on their personal development, academic achievement and career experience with innovative teaching methods, flexible courses and opportunities for success. Here they see success on a daily basis.

My Project

Kid Lit is an example of the type of classes that we offer at PACE. This survey course is in English, concentrating on the types and uses of children's literature for students interested in pursuing careers in child development, education or psychology. Each section of the course includes a technical component that discusses the purpose of using the genre for teaching children and how to critically evaluate the materials. To demonstrate their learning, students are required to read and complete activities using a variety of children's books. I have been able to collect a small library of children's book through shopping at Goodwill, Salvation Army, used book stores and yard sales, but this practice is "hit or miss" and I am "missing" many of the classics and the ones referred to in our reference databases or recommended by librarians. Please help to expand our collection so students have real examples of kid lit to evaluate.

This year, PACE placed four students in internships that involved building literacy skills with preschool children in an elementary school, a preschool and a public library.

We hope to expand this program next year - these books will help our students to have a great foundation for an internship in child care or education. High interest, Real-Life Applications. As Dr. Seuss says, "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CD-The Giving Tree 40th Anniversary Edition Shel Silverstein, S • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Clark the Shark • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen Cari Best, Christine Davenier • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Old Turtle and the Broken Truth Douglas Wood, Jon J. Muth (I • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Splat the Cat Rob Scotton, Rob Scotton (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Calabash Cat and His Amazing Journey • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
The Three Little Javelinas Susan Lowell, Jim Harris (Illustr • AKJ Books $11.64 1 $11.64
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illust • AKJ Books $10.95 1 $10.95
Stuart Little E. B. White, Garth Williams (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $7.99 1 $7.99
Polar Bear Night • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
The Baby Goes Beep • AKJ Books $6.07 1 $6.07
The Snowy Day • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Millions of Cats • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Boy on Fairfield Street: How Ted Geisel Grew Up to Becom • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Mr. Gumpy''s Outing • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Seven Blind Mice • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Carl''s Afternoon in the Park • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Great Kapok Tree • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Changes, Changes • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Millions of Cats • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
It Could Always Be Worse Pb: A Yiddish Folk Tale • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Old Woman Who Named Things • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Free Fall, Vol. 1 David Wiesner, David Wiesner (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Hush!: A Thai Lullaby Ho, Mingfong Ho, Holly Meade (Illustra • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Russell the Sheep • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Corduroy • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Mixed Up Chameleon • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Dear Zoo • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Fly Away Home • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Raft Jim Lamarche, Jim Lamarche (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Thin Wood Walls • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Fables (Pbk) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (RR) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Freight Train • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Going to Town • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Becoming Naomi Leon • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Gingerbread Boy • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Beezus and Ramona Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray (Illustrator • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
A Mother for Choco • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Pierre • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Biscuit • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Bread and Jam for Frances Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban (Illu • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Amelia Bedelia • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Red Riding Hood • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Three Little Pigs Golden Books • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91

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