needing books.

The work in Haiti is always on my mind.  I am always waiting and wondering what my next step may be.

And now…I have an idea.

The plan is to travel to Port au Prince in a few weeks…to observe the French classrooms…to teach English each day following lunch…and to share in a two-day teacher training session. I am thrilled with this plan!

But here is where I need YOUR support.  The classrooms currently have simple workbooks and NO actual story books.  I am hoping to share the concept of Reader’s Workshop as an instructional practice, filled with read-alouds, independent reading, shared reading and guided reading when I meet with the teaching staff. To do this well, we NEED books…in French.  I have met with the principal at L’Etoile du Nord – French Immersion School in Saint Paul, who has suggested titles and series.  The French contact at Scholastic Canada has heard my plea and will ship the books as quickly as possible.  I just need a little cash to make the purchases.  So I am sending my request to you, my faithful readers, friends and family.  If you can appreciate the need to read, please share in my desire to build a classroom library for the children in our school.

With the time of my travels quickly approaching, I am hoping to order these materials by the end of May.  If you are interested in sharing in this adventure with me, leave a comment in the box below or please email me at


6 thoughts on “needing books.

  1. Count us in, Sara! And we’ve already got a stack of cereal boxes for you to take along as well. We’ll get you some $ on Friday 🙂

  2. Count me in too!!! I am a late bloomer in the reading department, but know I have lots of books going at once! I want to pass on the love of reading!!!!!

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