Halfway There!

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!


Raising Money!

Hey there!

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!

Jumping in Head First

I recently was offered a position to teach Middle School Language Arts and Debate. As a recent college graduate who is swimming in student loan debt and trying to finance her Masters degree, I gladly accepted.

A little background – I recently graduated with a B.A. in English and a minor in Education. Before graduation, I decided I would pursue a Masters degree in Education – a feat that I am currently conquering, slowly but surely. I have spent the last several years tutoring students and teaching after school classes, but I have yet to teach in a full-time instructional capacity. Needless to say, I’m excited, anxious, and terrified. I have never taught before, and the year ahead of me will be full of twists and turns, bumps and obstacles, and I plan to document it, if for nothing more than to attempt to keep my sanity.

I am scheduled to sign my paperwork this week, and then begin my new teacher orientation and training the last two weeks in July. Then, I have essentially a week to set up my classroom and begin planning before the school year begins. Talk about crazy! I am not even sure what to expect, but I plan on being as prepared as possible.

So, here’s to my embarkment into the world of education, and to the road ahead. Cheers!