My school is a high-performing public charter school located on the Southeast Side of Chicago. It serves about 350 scholars from grades K-5. 89% of the scholars at the school qualify for free or reduced lunch, meaning that it is very hard for many of the families to buy their scholars school supplies.
In my classroom, there are 32 fourth grade scholars who are eager, curious, loving and excited to grow their brains in order to graduate from to high school, college, and be whatever they want to be.
However, their ability to do so relies on having the adequate resources to be successful, which is why we need you! My scholars dream, explore, work hard and take risks in order to challenge themselves in the most educational way.
Imagine you are back in fourth grade. Your teacher introduces a new book study and you are so excited to dive into that new book! You're excited to smell the fresh pages, to get completely lost in another world and to be immersed something exciting that you just cannot put it down! As a teacher, I want this so badly for my students and they want it, too. Unfortunately, during our Literacy Block, my scholars are reading from photocopies of the books...not the real thing.
The scholars at our school deserve real books.
With these books, each fourth grade scholar will be able to have their own book for their book studies throughout the year. It is crucial to develop students' love of reading at a young age, but they need books in order to do so. Please consider donating to this project in order to help these 9 year-old scholars on the South Side of Chicago continue to grow their brains and move forward in their education.
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