I remember the envy I felt as the other children in my classroom received books that they had ordered from the monthly book club. Each month I would watch as kids eagerly looked through their purchased books. Every so often, my mom would gather coins together so I could select a book. I felt such pride as I was able to receive a new book just like the other kids.
As I became a teacher, I watched the same scenario unfold with some of my students. So, as we began York Academy of Discovery, I decided that our program would purchase books for each of our children. Every month ALL children receive two brand new books that they are allowed to take home and keep. These books are purchased by York Academy of Discovery funds (provided by donations), just another way that we support all children and families in our program.
Providing books for our kids brings excitement in receiving new books. It encourages the love of reading. It also helps to establish a home “library”. And most of all – it provides an opportunity for parents/guardians to share in the joy of reading.
We love our children and our families!