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Mrs. Bourguignon from Charlotte NC is requesting reading nooks, desks & storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tales from an ESL Bookshelf and Inquisitive ELL Readers!

Help me give my students a bookshelf that will help house our new ESL classroom library books and materials.

  • $451 goal

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

Education is our passport for the future, for it is those who prepare for it today, that lead us into tomorrow. I strive to instill this belief to my students through high expectations for teaching and learning, and by deepening students' understanding of 21st century knowledge, content, and skills.

I am an English as a Second Language Teacher (ESL) for the best students in a large public elementary school that has an increasing population of English language learner students each year from all over the world.

Our student population is made up of approximately 70% of students who receive free and reduced rate lunches. Educators at my school strive to ensure that all of our K-5 students perform on grade level or above in reading, writing, math, and science as measured by quarterly, district, and state assessments.

My Project

With a new bookshelf, my ELL scholars will be able to access our multicultural literature, high interest reading materials, and content-area literature in our Reading Center without fear of a bookshelf collapsing, or frustration from endlessly searching for a particular book. Class time will no longer be spent searching through our growing stacks of books in the Reading Center to find one that really interests us. My scholars will be able to organize and help maintain an orderly environment in which to learn, grow, and be successful. With a new bookshelf, I would be able to organize all of my ELL scholars' new Scholastic, National Geographic, and multicultural children's literature so that students can easily access them.

This bookshelf for our ESL classroom reading center would help to provide a positive, nurturing, supportive, and organized learning environment for my diverse population of scholars.

Students will also be able to access our new reading materials in our reading center without frustration from endlessly searching for a particular book.

Mrs. Bourguignon
Grades PreK-2

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Bush Business Furniture Westfield 36W 5 Shelf Bookcase, Mahogany, Installed (WC36714FA) • Staples Advantage $322.99 1 $322.99

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