2011 Teacher Winner
School: Drew Charter Elementary, First Grade
Project: First Grade Bookstore
Unfortunately, many of the first graders at Drew do not have books to read at home. The goal of this project is to create a First Grade Bookstore, which will provide students the opportunity to “purchase” books that they can keep at home. Students will purchase books with Bookstore Bucks that they earn in their classroom by following classroom rules and displaying positive character traits. The hope is that each first grade student will have a personal library at home with at least 10 books on their reading level, and reading at home will increase achievement, self-esteem, and collaboration with parents.