Reading? Gross! But Katy teacher hopes that is a good thing for third-grade boys
If you've spent five minutes babysitting a little boy, you know
there's one quick way to get their attention -- do something gross.
A Katy teacher wants to use little boys' love for weird animals
and embarrassing bodily functions to make them better readers, but she
needs support from the public to do so.
Funds for the teacher's project at Sheridan Elementary School are
being sought through DonorsChoose.org, a website that enables users to
directly provide resources for teachers in schools across the country.
Over time the teacher has noticed a trend among her third-grade
students -- the girls like to read, but not the boys. She hopes that
buying a set of books designed to teach "Grossology" will help pique
the boys' interest, while also serving as inspiration for science
lessons that can benefit the entire class.
The teacher estimates that her project would benefit 40 children
immediately and would also help future classes of students.
The total cost of the books and other materials
is $427.33. Thus far four donors have given $154.71, meaning
there is $272.62 left to go. The project was added to DonorsChoose on
Dec. 30, 2010 and is open for funding until May 29.
To learn more about this project or to make a donation, visit here.
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