Many of our students come from a farming community. They do not always have a love of reading, and many of them do not know life beyond our beautiful small town.
My students are growing as readers, but I do not have the space to house all the books they need.
We focus on STEM, and they need strong reading skills to succeed in our technological world.
I want to give them all the tools they need to have a happy, successful life. Reading can change their future, but they need to be prepared with the right tools.
My students need more choices in reading. I am running out of shelf space for books, and the bookcases I purchased on my own are not sturdy and do not hold enough books for the space they occupy. This metal bookcase will maximize the space in my oddly shaped classroom (it's a triangle!) and allow me to offer greater choices for my students to read. As it is, I will need to start getting rid of older books because I simply do not have space for more on my shelves.
My students have grown as readers this year, but I can't offer enough choices unless I have more space to shelve books.
I have students that are in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, and they include a large range of reading levels and interests. In order to offer each student a stack of books that relate to their life and/or interest them, I need more space for books.
I especially need to expand my selection of STEM and coding books, and graphic novels. These books are often larger than your typical paperback, and I don't currently have the space to house them all.
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