I have a curious and enthusiastic group of first graders. They come to school eager to share and to learn. They have diverse backgrounds and speak many different languages. Our school is a public, Title I school in Northern California and 60% of our student population qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch. Many of my students do not have a collection of books at home to read and some have never been to the library. On the first day of school, we talk about our hopes and dreams and many times my students talk about learning to read or learning to read better. I think it is a great responsibility to hear the hopes and dreams of young students.
For homework, first graders choose books from our class library and take them home every week. They are able to choose leveled books and picture books which tend to be large and sometimes weighty. Last year students used paper bags that were laminated, but halfway through the year they were falling apart and books were damaged too.
These totes are sturdy and are large enough (12'' x 14') to hold multiple pictures and leveled books.
They are also washable and reusable (earth-friendly). There is a name tag slot where students can personalize their own bags. Students will be proud to take these home and keep them in good condition.
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