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Classroom Library Lost in Flooding

This weekend, a water pipe broke in the ceiling of Wedgeworth Elementary School in Waxahachie, Texas. Flooding was not discovered until Sunday night. Leaking water flowed through the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade hallways causing extensive damage. Raechelle Ivy, a 5th grade Language Arts and Social Studies teacher, whose classroom was directly under the leak, lost 15 years of teaching materials-- including her classroom library. Ms. Ivy works to engage students with reading, but this goal faces a new challenge this year as she struggles to instill a love of reading without many books.

If you would like to support Ivy and her young readers, please consider sending books to:

Raechelle Ivy
Wedgeworth Elementary School
405 Solon Road
Waxahachie, TX 75165

Raechelle will share any book donations with other teachers at her school who need them. I am loading a box now!

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