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To update the books in our library collection to timely texts that are engaging to students, meet current student needs, and provide accurate and relevant information.

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book funds

School:
Walsingham Elementary School 
Subject:
Language Arts 
Teacher:
Elizabeth Bonfanti 
Students Impacted:
400 
Grade:
Pre K - 5 
Date:
October 3, 2022

Investor

Thank you to the following investor for funding this grant.

 

Raymond James - $990.00

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Goal

To update the books in our library collection to timely texts that are engaging to students, meet current student needs, and provide accurate and relevant information. 

 

What will be done with my students

Our elementary school students love to read, but the average age of the books in our collection is 16 years old, meaning many of the texts are very outdated for our 21st century learners.
We are doing a large overhaul of all our books this year and weeding out old, outdated, damaged, low-circulated texts. The media center needs to house texts the students and staff want to access. Students and staff will have the opportunity to do a needs assessment survey in order to determine the most beneficial texts for our media center.
Another consideration we have is the large number of Portuguese speaking students who have enrolled in our school in the past 3 years. We have no Portuguese texts in the library. It has not been easy to find a variety of these texts looking through traditional vendors, so my plan is to reach out to Portuguese/Brazilian publishing companies to inquire about purchasing from there. Unfortunately, our limited district budget does not support increasing a large number of books outside of our regular vendors.
Our collection development plan also includes the goal to increase the amount of books representing diversity and disabilities to align with our student population as well. 

 

Benefits to my students

Our students need books that are windows and mirrors: windows to show them other viewpoints and lives and mirrors to reflect their own lives. We do not have a collection that fully supports that. Students will benefit from books that are relevant to them and provide insight into others' experiences.
In addition, students who are non English speaking will have the opportunity to read engaging texts in their native language. Right now, our Portuguese students do not have access to any books they can read in their language, and I hate for the media center to exclude them in this way.  

 

Describe the Students

We are a Title 1 school and have a high number of students in Tier 2 and 3 who need additional resources. We also have a growing number of Portuguese (and Spanish) speaking students.  

 

Budget Narrative

Books average around $20/book, so any amount helps!
Ideally, I would love to add 20 Portuguese texts that range from Kindergarten-5th grade reading levels. I would also like to add texts to increase the diversity and disability representation at our school. Lastly, I would like to include books requested by students and staff to increase both love of reading and quality of instruction.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Other Language texts $350.00
2 Diversity and Disability texts $140.00
3 Student Needs Assessment $250.00
4 Staff Needs Assessment $250.00
  Total: $990.00

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