I teach twenty-one kindergarten students in a town where jobs and stores are closing and the economic outlook is bleak. My classroom was an add-on classroom due to an increase in student numbers from last year. My students come from a variety of families and backgrounds. Over half receive free or reduced-price lunch and many come from single parent families.
They love reading and looking at books.
“Mrs. C, this book is so cool.” “Mrs. C, thank you for giving me this book." I often tell them they are my family. They are my kids because I care about them and worry about them just as I do my own. They are a great group of kids who love to learn and new books would be great. I want to provide them with a variety so they can continue to grow and learn to their fullest potential.
My students have to read at a level D by June. I need leveled books in my classroom to help my students practice reading, decoding, and comprehension. It is my dream to have a variety for them so they will never get bored of the books we have and can’t wait to continue reading.
The books in the requested Guided Reading fiction and nonfiction sets will go directly into our classroom and give them resources the other classrooms have but we don’t have because we are a brand new classroom.
It will help create an equitable environment among the kindergarten classes. I know they will be excited to see our classroom library full of books because it is pretty bare right now. I’ve done my best going to our local library to check out books for my classroom but that’s not always convenient either. Please help me give my students the resources they need to succeed. We will be forever grateful.
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