One easy way to decrease inequity and social injustice it is to read and have access to lots of books….
Last Friday night, I met my new students. Seeing children investigating our classroom for the first time, it finally felt like home. Walking around the room visiting families, I overheard Maggie tell her mother, “Wow. We have a lot of books in here.”
Sidling over to her, I said, “I think we need a lot of books, don’t you?”
Maggie beamed, “Yes! Yes, we do.”
She chatted with me about the Dork Diaries book she is currently reading and we looked in our classroom library for more books in the series. I told Maggie that I shoved more books in our storage closet before she and her classmates arrived, “I am glad you all are here. I know you will be taking some of these books home to read and we will have more room!”
From the first day of school and for every day after that, I want my…
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