We made the shout out for gently used DVD players and recess balls and we were heard! Many thanks to everyone who donated. I am happy to tell you that all dvd players are in use in classrooms and the recess balls in use on the playgrounds.
We are in need of a few more items. If you have any of these gently used items around, we would very much appreciate the donation.
DUPLO BLOCKS FOR THE LEGO TABLES: We are short on duplo blocks for our PK/K classrooms. This is a station rotation for our learning periods. If you have any of these in your home that you no longer use, we would be thrilled to give them a home.
OUTDOOR RECESS GAMES
BEAN BAG TOSS and LADDER BALL
We would love to have one or two of these on hand for our students who have limited mobility for playground equipment. If you have one that you would like to donate, we would be thrilled.
This winter, we will be hosting a 12 week intensive reading camp for select students in our building. These students have worked exceptionally hard to build their skills in reading and often spend the bulk of their days practicing strategic reading with several different staff members.
The reading camp will build in time for readers to practice their skills by READING during the school day. When we worked with Dr. Richard Allington in early December, we realized our students are engaged in skill instruction during the school day but not enough time for reading practice. If you are ball player, this would be equivalent to being shown how to catch a ball but not receiving enough time to practice throwing the ball.
Our students can be found reading under tables, on the hallway benches or inside lockers for a change in reading location! Our goal is provide an alternative comfy bean bag seating areas for longer reading periods. In addition, we would loved to have any of your gently used books for these readers. The bean bags and books will be mobile so that staff members can help the readers find alternative locations during these quiet reading times.
If you are willing to donate VINYL bean bags and/or gently used books for this project, please send bring these to our library. Mrs. VandenBerg will be helping us to collect and organize materials for this project.
Thank you for your donations! We look forward to providing time for our readers to build their reading levels with time to read.