Ms. Haney teaches 2nd graders in Washington state who are new to the United States, and, in many cases, never had any experience in their native countries in a classroom or school at all. Her classroom currently includes students from six different countries speaking five different languages. In order to help bridge the gap for these young learners, Ms. Haney submitted a project on DonorsChoose.org for multicultural books, math books and character-building books. These books will help her students relate to the characters in the stories and learn the building blocks for reading.
Seattle’s Maria Arcega-Dunn recently featured Ms. Haney’s classroom on Q13 Fox News to spread the word about these much-needed books. You can check out the news story here. Ms. Haney’s classroom still needs help – if you want to support these students, click here!