The Book Fairy returned to Jefferson Elementary School for its first event in two years! The Book Fairy project provides an opportunity for students to purchase new books for only $2 – enabling students to build their home libraries with exciting, affordable new books.
Recently, The Book Fairy (also known as third-grade teacher Vicky Condello-Vessecchia), partnered with third-grade teacher Vicky Davis, Manhattanville College, and students from Kappa Delta Pi (the educators’ honors society) to extend the Book Fairy project to the campus of Manhattanville. Jefferson is a Professional Development School (PDS) partner of Manhattanville; a PDS is a school that partners with a college to prepare teacher candidates, provide faculty development, improve instructional practices, and enhance student learning. College students purchased books for their classroom libraries and donated books to Jefferson students. This allowed Jefferson to advance its relationship with Manhattanville College.
The Book Fairy will continue weekly at Jefferson to ensure students have enough books to read over the summer and to promote strong reading habits.