Sycamore Education Foundation

Integration of Diversity and Social-Emotional Learning Through Picture Books

West Elementary School

Elisa Rubeck and Jolene Ward of West Elementary School received $1,405.13 in SEF grant funding to purchase new texts for their libraries. As reading specialists, they recognized a need for more diverse, inclusive and social emotional learning (SEL) picture books to enrich their program. These books will be used as a springboard for discussions and as mentor texts for learning about other cultures and will be housed in the Book Room where they will be available to all staff and grade levels.