Donors to the Kindle Classroom Project aren’t just generous. They’re also incredibly kind. They know that reading transforms, and they write the most endearing notes to students.
This morning, I received not one but two new Kindles from generous donors. I must share with you the messages that came with the Kindles. They’re wonderful.
First, here’s a message from Sarah (Logan, UT):
I hope that the student who receives this Kindle will find joy in reading. I hope that the student will know that even though I don’t know him or her, I am sending positive thoughts (and karma) through the Kindle.
And here’s the message from Patricia (Santa Rosa, CA):
Dear Reader, I wish these were around 55 years ago when I was your age!
So great! (Patricia also donated a book last week.)
Thank you, Patricia and Sarah, for your contributions. Also, thanks go to Will (New York, NY), who also read and responded to my recent post that announced a Mother’s Day sale on Kindles. One simple post yielded three new Kindles for students. Not bad!
These messages from donors not only inspire my students, but they also motivate me. I understand that the donations to the KCP aren’t just monetary. They’re very personal. And it’s up to me to transfer a donated Kindle thoughtfully and meaningfully to the lucky student.
That’s why I never give out Kindles in a large group. I always meet one on one with students. It’s more personal that way. I make sure to get to know the student and ask questions about the student’s relationship with reading. Then comes the best part. I show the student the Kindle, which includes a sticker identifying the first name of the donor. “This person gave me this Kindle to loan to you. You get to read what you want. And I hope that you read a lot.”
Patricia and Sarah, thank you again!