Journey to Create a Classroom Library
I know I’ve posted a few updates on here about the fundraiser to purchase books for my classroom library, but if anyone is interested in following the more detailed updates, you can find them on my blog that is entirely devoted to that endeavor.
Once I get in the classroom to start setting up (August 12th) there will be more updates with pictures and progress as to how the library is coming along.
Thank you to everyone who has been involved in this short, yet incredible journey. It means so much to me, and to my future students (even if they don’t know it yet).
Wow, our campaign has been live for less than 24 hours, and we are already almost halfway there! I’m totes doing this right now:
You all are amazing. Thank you so much, and bless you.
You can still donate here!
As a new teacher, I am raising money to kickstart my Middle School classroom library! 🙂
- I will be teaching students in 6th-8th grade who read well below grade level.
- It is important to me to have a classroom library, in order to expose my students to a wide variety of literature and encourage reading.
- As supporters of this campaign, you are helping me make a difference in the lives of these students; many of them have never read an entire book before. My goal is to encourage literacy and in turn to encourage students to believe in themselves and in their own potential for success.
What We Need & What You Get
I am trying to raise a minimum of $250 to purchase around 100 books for my classroom library. I know that may seem like a daunting number, but studies have shown that it is best to have about 20 books per student, in order to adequeately meet different reading levels. However, that would result in over 400 books, which would be near impossible to store in my classroom. Thus my goal is 100, but closer to 200 books would be ideal to start.
You can follow the progress of this campaign here! I will post updates biweekly, including what books have been purchased, how students are reacting the the library, and of course, my gratitude! 🙂
Even if we do not reach our entire goal, all funds will go to purchase books for our classroom library. As I’ve said before, every drop in the bucket counts.
Other Ways You Can Help
Even if you can’t contribute financialy, there are other ways you can help our campaign!
Share this link with your Faceobook friends, Twitter followers, and whoever else!
Also, if you would like to donate books you or a family member is no longer using, please feel free to contact me to arrange a pickup or mailing!
To donate, click here!