As part of their internship program, four SW Charter 8th graders – Sophia, Braven, Oriana, and Erik – are running a book drive to benefit the Children’s Book Bank. The drive began Monday, May 9th and continues until May 27th.
Did you know?
A child from a low-income family enters first grade with an average of only 25 hours of one-to-one picture book reading, compared with 1,000 to 1,700 hours for a child from a
typical middle-class home.
Studies show children need daily at-home experiences with books to increase their exposure to the written word, literature, and a variety of informational topics, concepts, vocabulary, and cultures.
The development of early literacy skills through early experiences with books and stories is directly linked to a child’s success in learning to read.
The harsh reality is that two thirds of low-income families own no books for their children.
There will be boxes in every classroom and a competition for the room that can collect the most books with a pizza party for that class!
Please bring books from home or purchase books – we’re very appreciative. The kids are looking to collect 1250 books and if we all pitch in, it can be done! Do it for the kids!
What kind of books are needed? Board books, picture books, alphabet books, books about numbers, colors, animals, shapes and words, story books, rhyming books, Dr. Seuss books, multicultural books and books in Spanish are greatly needed. Chapter books for elementary school students are also appreciated.