There a very few books for students to read in my classroom and I do not have a full set of books for any class. Before August I would like to buy 3 class set of books so that the students can be in battle of the books this year. It cost 991 to order at least 3 class sets.
I have tried going through some of the better known teacher websites but I have not had any success in getting the books I need and getting them in a timely fashion. I look into other online sites but as a teacher I couldn’t afford to pay many of those fees. I just don’t have it.
Often time I am expected by students, parents, and principals to buy the things my students need. If I was super rich I might reach down in there and pull out all the money need to give the kids all the supplies they will need each and every day. This is the real world though and I find myself upset with the students because they don’t have pencil and I can’t buy 2 more packs of pencils for them and still afford the gas money for the week to get to and from work.
With all that said I really would like for the students to have books and be part of something bigger than their small town. I would like for the students in this community to get some of the things that came so easy for me or others growing up, to get some of the things that other students get each year. I know that the likelihood for that is small. With the help of donors I’m hoping they could at least have some new and fun books to read.
Students that are given books to read grow up to be better educated individuals overall and battle of the books helps foster a love and enjoyment for reading that many kids today are losing when they enter middle school. I need these books for the students. If you can and are willing to give it would be greatly appreciated.