So, this summer I had the most amazing opportunity to do a week long training with a consultant from the @tcrwp through @nkcschools . It was mind blowing! 🤯 Our consultant, Meghan, said something that stuck with me. “Every child should be able to find himself or herself in a book on the shelf in your classroom library.” I started thinking about all the kids I’ve had who didn’t have that opportunity and how I didn’t want another child to walk through my classroom door without being able to find a character they can connect to on our classroom book shelf. So I went CRAZY researching diverse children’s literature and made an Amazon wishlist a mile long.
Last week, when I woke up at 2am unable to stop thinking about work I finally put this goal in motion by creating a @donorschoose project with some of the titles from my wishlist on it.
I’ve never used this website before, but I’m already so humbled by how incredibly generous people are. Thanks to everyone who has supported me and my students so far.
If you would like to donate to our project, the link is in my bio. Using the promo code RIPPLE will cause all donations up to $50 to be matched.
Either way, pick up a book, read about someone with different life experiences than yours and love one another. 🌎❤️🌍📚🌏
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