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One Class At A Time: Colleen Dues

Over the course of her 13 years teaching, Colleen Dues of Lincoln Elementary School has bought numerous books for her classroom library.

Her books are in pretty rough shape and she is constantly taping, stapling, and doctoring up the books.

She is this week’s Once Class At A Time recipient and will use her $250 grant to buy new books for her classroom library.

When asked what kind of books she was going to get, she said she’s going to take inventory and see what is lacking.

She is also planning on letting her kindergarten students help her pick out books they would want to read for her students to read next school year.

Dues says keeping her library stocked with new books is important, “Kindergarten is when kids truly start to develop a love for reading. If I can have books that are at their interest, different titles, different genres, it will definitely help peak their interest in reading.”

She will be purchasing her new books in a Scholastic Book Order because they have good prices on books for all levels.

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