Love of reading!
School: Marie C. Graham Elementary
My school is a title-one school we’re students do not have all of their needs met. They come from families who may not be able to afford books for them. If I was able to receive this grant, I would use the money first to purchase scholastic book orders for my students. This is $9 per student for the school year and provides them with a new book of their own EACH MONTH! This would help me build that home and school connection. Secondly, I would use this money to develop and grow my own classroom library, where they would be exposed to new authentic literature. I would love to give students the opportunity to new chapter books and help them discover new genres. In addition, I would like to use some of the money to go towards our school library, so the librarian could give students not in my classroom the opportunity to read newer books. Lastly, I would like to use this grant money towards flexible seating so during my guided rotation time they would be comfortable while reading.