Sixth grade Cowboy Bell classes have been learning about literacy to understand the benefits and impact it has on themselves, their community and society.
Students had the opportunity to deepen their awareness on the importance of having access to books and reflected on ways that they can be champions in the development of literacy. This literacy unit included a service component and classes held a book drive collecting over 1,200 books! In addition to collecting books, students thoughtfully designed custom bookmarks to help inspire and motivate adults and children to continue turning the pages of books. Cowboy Bell and Spanish classes collaborated and students created custom bookmarks in Spanish and learned about Biblioburros.
These books will be delivered to Boys and Girls Clubs, Schools and Little Free Libraries in Cincinnati neighborhoods. We hope these books fill the hands and hearts of all those who read them!