Teaching children in one of the most expensive cities in the country brings many unusual challenges. We currently have a disproportionate district system of school funding that is generously being supplemented by corporate donations. My students are not among the most socially or economically disadvantaged in my city, so they are often ignored. It is my experience that if kids can do anything if you give them the right tools. It is, therefore, my job to get them what they need to succeed.
In the past, I've read my one copy of a great story aloud. Then, they borrow my one copy to reread. It's not enough. . .
I could do so much more for them by simply having more sets of books to study.
I want to provide a community experience in reading for my students. I decided the only way to do this is by creating bookclubs. In this way, groups of students will read the same book. They will discuss, compare, and contrast each others opinions, and in this way the reading experience will be different and far more rich and beneficial.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Mr. Lavezzo.
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 Mr. Lavezzo 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.