With so many books to choose from, I’m so excited and so moved that she chose mine!
Ms. Macadangdang is an English teacher at LA Academy Arts & Enterprise Charter School in Los Angeles, CA. Her school is located in the inner city of Los Angeles, an area crippled by poverty. Her students are reading below grade level and struggling with the new demands of the Common Core standards. She is working hard to provide as much opportunity for learning and academic achievement as she can for her students. But her school lacks the funding she needs to do all that she’d like to do for them.
So Ms. Macadangdang turned to DonorsChoose.org. DonorsChoose.org is a fantastic organization/site where public school teachers post classroom project requests, and donors choose the ones they want to support.
Ms. Macadangdang is seeking funding to purchase 30 copies of The Peddler’s Bed to inspire imagination and integrate arts into her curriculum. Here’s her project in her own words: “My 6th graders need to be inspired! The common core curriculum is so advanced, and they are so far behind, I need some tools to bridge the gap. With this donation, we will step away from the prescribed textbook and use this rich and imaginative text to perform grade level literary analysis and learn how to analyze images as a form of text.”
I am thrilled to know that my book, The Peddler’s Bed, will be used to inspire these incredible young students and help bring them just a little bit closer to a bright and happy future.
To learn more about Ms. Macadangdang’s classroom project and what you can do to help, please click HERE.
5 thoughts on “One Teacher’s Mission To Inspire Her Students Using “The Peddler’s Bed””
Laurie-This is such a wonderful affirmation. You must be touched to know your writing is impacting teachers and students on such a personal level. Stories like these are priceless; thank you for sharing it.
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I am so incredibly moved by this gesture, especially since there are so many wonderful books out there that she could have chosen. I hope her project gets the funding it needs. And I hope my book will make a positive impact on her students. That’s what it’s all about. Thanks for commenting, Michelle! 🙂
That is wonderful news Lauri! I hope she gets the funding. I know the students will benefit from reading your book!
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Thank you, Mary Jo! I hope she gets the funding too. She’s asking for so little, but so far hasn’t gotten much response. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for her.
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Time is running out! Please help these young students by supporting Ms. April Joy Supnet Macadangdang’s project. She’s working hard to provide her students with as much opportunity for learning as possible and to prepare them for bright futures.