Help Echo Glen buy books

February 19, 2013

By Staff

Educators at the Echo Glen Children’s Center are asking for help buying books that they hope will engage their young readers, which are often the state’s hardest-to-reach students. To do that, the teachers have set up a wish list of books at amazon.com.

One of those teachers, LaShae Lee, explained that when students arrive in her classroom, they may have not been in school for long periods of time, they may be sober for the first time in years or they may be processing various types of abuse experiences.

“I see students receiving their first ‘A’ on a test, learn to use paragraphs and formal grammar structure when writing, and learn to identify their own strengths and weaknesses,” Lee wrote in a statement from the Issaquah School District. “I am working hard to provide materials that challenge and excite my students, so that they may also find the joy in learning and take that with them when they leave Echo Glen. I strongly believe that literacy improves success.”

She added that any of the books on the wish list is a wonderful addition to the school’s current selection.

Find the school’s wish list at www.amazon.com. From the “Wish List” pull down menu on the right side of the home page, click “Find a Wish List or Registry” and type “Echo Glen” in the light blue search box in the upper right corner.

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