Help me give my students a selection of diverse literature for our classroom library.
This project expired on November 23, 2019.
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As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.
My students are creative, clever, very spontaneous, and love to laugh.
They enjoy reading and technology, and lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical."
From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives; however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hoping to inspire all learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.
Putting good diverse literature in the hands of my students is essential when fostering both a love or learning and reading. In recent years, our school has phased out a librarian. For the last few years, the library has been run by parent volunteers. This school year I have learned that there will no longer be any volunteers. This will definitely hinder my classes access to good literature.
The thought of not having my students have access to quality literature hurts my heart!
That's why I am asking for help in building up my own classroom library in hopes of providing enough diverse quality books for my students to read. This project will provide many new book selections for my students to enjoy in the comfort of our own classroom.
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