My school is a Title I school that is 70% free or reduced price lunch. The culture of our has improved greatly in the last ten years. When I first started teaching in this district, students would say things like "I can't do that I'm from X," and "Nobody from X goes to college." I'm so happy to see that my students have begun to believe in themselves and their abilities.
My students, in all grades, are lively, curious, and love to read.
We already have a board in the classroom that is filled with titles of books they have read independently. They are bright, funny, and voracious readers, and I want them to continue to grow as readers. Being comfortable will encourage them to read more in class and hopefully out of class as well.
My students would love to study Frankenstein, The Giver, The Importance of Being Earnest, and do independent reading in the bean bag chairs and yoga balls. They love to get comfortable and read. Plus this kind of seating allows students who have trouble sitting still in traditional seats to be able to move without distracting others.
I want to do everything I can to encourage my students to love reading a book.
Students need to be able to read in a comfortable setting. I don't want them to think that reading is a punishment. That's why I would like to provide them with beanbags and yoga balls to use when reading and working in small groups. One of the most popular series in my class library is the Curse Worker Series by Holly Black, and it is time to replace those.
Additionally, I am asking for hanging files and file folders that students use as mailboxes for returned work and a communication station, as well as colored paper that students use for projects and foldables.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Mrs. Stearny.
DonorsChoose is the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Mrs. Stearny and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.