Thanks to donations from her family and friends, each of Ms. Rachel Rector's Hall Fletcher Elementary 1st Graders is going home this Holiday Season with quite the special present!
For the past several years, her loved ones from Indiana have donated money for her to buy each of her students a book.
From Batman and kittens to marine biology and Star Wars, Ms. Rector then spends time picking out specific titles that she thinks each student would enjoy based on their interests. She calls it "The Gift of Reading."
After unwrapping their present, her students were especially excited to read their own books and share each story with their classmates. But, it wasn't just her class who received their own book!
This year she collected enough donations to buy a book for EVERY Hall Fletcher 1st Grader.