REXBURG, Idaho (KIFI) – The Idaho Lottery conducted a special “Back to School” class wish list visit to Hibbard Elementary School in Rexburg on Tuesday afternoon, delivering 556 new books, reading furniture and book storage at Remi Burton’s third grade classroom.
It’s all part of the Idaho Lottery’s “Do Good” initiatives that support public education in Gem State.
“Every year, I challenge my 3rd graders to complete a 20-book reading challenge,” said Remi Burton. “I want to create a space where all of my students can feel safe, find books they love, and be comfortable reading them.”
In addition to the 556 books, Burton’s classroom received baskets and cubbies for easy storage and specialized, modular flexible seating to create a more welcoming reading environment.
“I want to foster a lifelong love of reading in these eight- and nine-year-olds,” Burton said. “It’s such a beautiful blessing to help me achieve this. Thank you.”
The Class Wish List is one of three Idaho Lottery “Do Good” community initiatives. Each month, public school teachers submit proposals to the Idaho Lottery for items they need to improve education in their classroom. With the help of players in its VIP club, the lottery awards up to $10,000 in projects each month to classrooms in need across Idaho.