I'm a Patterson Grant Winner!!
Posted by KYLA MORA on 11/5/2020
In what is some of the most exciting news I've had in a while, I am so excited to announce that I was chosen as a recipient of the Scholastic Book Clubs and James Patterson Partnership book grant this year!
I was among 5,000 teachers throughout the United States who received a grant, part of a $2.5 million personal donation made by James Patterson.
To learn more about the program and see the full list of grant recipients, visit: http://www.scholastic.com/pattersonpartnership/.
To be considered for the grant, I was asked to share in 50 characters or less how I planned to use the funds and Bonus Points to help build my classroom library. As a grant recipient, I will have access to additional support from Patterson and Scholastic Book Clubs in the form of a special online boutique filled with promotional discounts on books for every type of reader, as well as a monthly newsletter filled with ideas for building classroom and at-home libraries, all created with the goal of helping teachers stretch the dollars even further to benefit as many kids as possible.
If you've ever been in my classroom, you know that my class library is full of books that I've built slowly into a library by scrounging yard sales and book sales wherever I can find them. So $500 for brand new, high interest book titles for my students is a phenomenal help, and goes a long way to promoting independent reading in the classroom.
Thanks to the Patterson grant, I was able to purchase over 70 new books for my room!