More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
Oh the Places You'll Go Within a Book
My students need nonfiction/informational texts for the new school year.
Do you remember what it was like the first time you read a book that you couldn't put down? My students have not yet discovered books that capture their imaginations, but they have also not yet met Roald Dahl.
My school is located in the inner city in the state of NJ.
We have approximately 300 students in grades kindergarten through eight. Class size range from 13 to 20 students. We are a charter school, so students come from all over the city. The median household income is $36,601 and the median family income is $41,491. About 25% of families live below the poverty line. Although students are surrounded by crime in the inner city, our school is located on a 10 acre, green campus on the western edge of the city. On warm days, we love to go outside and read.
Many of my students do not own books to read at home, so they enjoy reading in school. Many of my students have read almost our entire library and they are in want of more. Some of my students live in single parent households where money issues arise. Often times there isn't much money left over for parents to purchase books for their children to read at home.
With these books, students will be able to allow their imaginations to reach beyond their current situations and surroundings. My students are learning that they can find out a lot of information just by reading a book. I love when my students come up to me and point out what they just learned from reading. My students are thirsty for more!
By adding to our collection of books you are helping my students to become even more interested in reading and better readers!
Many of our public libraries have closed, leaving our students with limited resources. For the libraries that remain open, getting to them is an issue. You are doing a great service to our students by giving to our project!
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