Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Goodies For Sharing

At the beginning of school, way back in September, the Dolphin Team and I created a Book Drive to remember September 11th in the Act of Kindness event. We requested the students and staff of our wonderful school and community donate any books that they were not reading anymore. We collected all ages; everything from infant books, to middle level chapter books, and even adult novels! We were overrun in books and it was a great success! This picture was only about two weeks into the month of September while we were collecting. My back counter was covered in fabulous donations from our community. 

Here are our final book drive totals. You can see that I had to move the books from my classroom and into the athletic director's office for more space. (Thank goodness he is my teammie and allowed me to have some extra room to hold our donations!)

We collected over 1100 books for our community and donated them to areas in need. CLICK HERE to see us featured in a newsletter from a local Intermediate school who benefited from our drive. We gave them close to 500 books in the range from third to eighth grade! 

Below is a picture of myself and Mrs. Crook from Woodhill Elementary. We donated grade level books from kindergarten to second grade to Woodhill. I absolutely loved the blog post from Mrs. Crooks about their experience. I am so touched that so many students were able to benefit from our drive. I could not be more happy with our experience. Check out Mrs. Crook's Blog!

I am beyond proud of the Dolphin team and the support that Cramerton has given our drive :)

1 comment:

  1. Sarah- What a great idea! I love it! Many of my students seem to be lacking books at home, and what a great way to address this! I'm going to put this on my calendar for this fall. Sounds like you have been more than busy- congrats on the sale of the home and good luck with you masters! :)