HANCEVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) – Ms. Christy Brown is preparing to buy new reading material for her 1st grade classroom. Brown is the latest winner WIAT’s One Class at a Time grant program.
On Tuesday, Brown and her class were called to a short assembly in the gymnasium.
“All I was told it that it would be super short and we would be out in time for lunch,” Brown laughed. She said she had no idea that a $1,000 check was about to be in her hands. It was not long after the assembly started that Little Caesar ran in the room holding the giant check.
“I thought you were going to give it to another teacher,” said Brown.
Brown said she is planning to spend her money on new books to fill her depleted class library.
“These are my kids, and I love every one of them. I love to see them grow, and reading helps them grow,” Brown said.
If you can make reading fun, Brown said it will become a lifelong love for her students.
“Thank you to the sponsors who helped make this possible. This is going to be something that will grow with the kids for the rest of their life. They are so excited I might even let them choose a few books,” said Brown.
If you are a teacher, or know of a deserving teaching in need, click HERE to apply for WIAT’s One Class at a Time grant. One Class at a time is sponsored by America’s First Financial, Little Caesars and Pepsi.
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