Grant Category: Art & Culture
Grade: K-5th Grade
Funding Goal: $1359.88
As a school, our goal is to engage all of our students and to increase their excitement about reading. We are working to build a community of readers by partnering with home and our local library. This project will give all students and staff the same book (The World According to Humphrey) to enjoy and discuss! We will also have a hamster in each room to bring home just like in the book.
Our students showed regression over the summer and have had lower interest and involvement in literacy related activities. Currently 39% of our students are not testing at a proficient level in reading. We hope this will spark a desire to read more and to spill over to the home environment.