Do you know what makes our school the best place in the world? Other than the rock star teachers and creative little learners, it's the community that surrounds us. It's our classroom community, our school community and our small little community where we all live and support each other. My students come to school excited to learn about and explore their world every day! Our school is the only elementary school in our small town, so we really are a tight-knit family. That means if our students need something, we work for it. If they make a mistake, they learn and grow from it. And if we can make our learning more meaningful and fun, we do it! Our students come to school excited to learn about and explore their world every day! However, back in August, many of our students and staff were exposed to a world they've never seen. Our community slowly began to disappear under water. Hurricane Harvey impacted many of our lives, but wouldn't know the loss by my kiddos’ bright and shining faces, the perseverance they show, or the kindness and friendship they pour from their hearts!
I would like to have enough high-interest, leveled books to add to our classroom library to ensure each child is able to "check out" as many books as they want to take home and read and return. Although I print the black and white paper books for them right now, you can't even begin to compare the engagement level between those and being about to borrow a beautiful color book. The progress (data) speaks for itself. We love to read! I would love to add a variety of books that correlate to our curriculum to extend and enhance my students' learning. I would also like to include a Bananagrams word game as well as pencil grips for my kiddos that are struggling with their fine motor skills.
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