From The Tribune staff reports
CLAY — Clay Elementary School (CES) is raising money for a Book Vending Machine through the Donor Choose Project. CES serves over 600 students in PreK to 5th grades and from varying ethnicities, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
“Meeting the needs of these diverse learners means using unique approaches that reach each learner,” CES Stacey Hill (3-5 grade teacher) stated.
Hill stated that this machine will be a motivation for students to read at home, achieve goals, and simply develop a love for reading.
“Our school is a ‘Leader in Me’ school, and we teach our students the 7 Habits,” Hill stated. “When students achieve a goal or master one of the 7 Habits, they will have the chance to receive a token to get a book from the vending machine. There will be a variety of titles and levels to select from so that all students (PreK-5th grades) can benefit.”
Hill stated that in an effort to promote student excitement for reading, she wants to provide students with motivation in the form of a vending machine.
“Do you remember how much you loved getting a pencil or eraser from a machine when you were little,” Hill asked. “Help me to spread that joy with a book machine and spread the love of reading across my school.”
The Donor Choose Project for a Book Vending Machine ends on Nov. 30, 2022. However, on Nov. 29, 2022, there will be a 100% match day, so if someone donates $10, it becomes $20.