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Dr. Gadsden from Jurupa Valley CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Time For Kids!!!

My students need a class set of Time For Kids to read for their current events assignments.

  • $264 goal

This project expired on June 2, 2011.

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My Students

I assigned my students a weekly current event presentation. Imagine how surprised I was to find they do not have newspapers at home. The Internet is great, but how about putting literature in their hands?

My 6th grade students are good kids who come from difficult circumstances.

Poverty, learning english as a second language, and no one at home who can help them with their school work, are a few of their daily challenges. We are also a Title 1 school, which means a large number of students (89% to be exact) receive free or reduced price lunch. Although we have high levels of poverty, you wouldn't know it from walking on campus and meeting the children. Despite their challenges in life, our students continue to achieve academically every year. In fact, we were recently honored as a State Distinguished School. My goal, as their teacher, is to help my students reach their full potential, despite their hardships.

My Project

I gave my students an assignment to find a weekly current event to present to their classmates. The article must come from a newspaper or a magazine, not the Internet or television. I think it is important they have a world view and I want them to hold a paper in their hands (I'm old school). Little did I know, they don't have access to newspapers or magazines at home. In these economic times, a subscription is definitely a luxury item. As a result, I collect my newspapers from home and bring them in every Monday to allow my students to read and choose an article that interests them. It is a beautiful sight to see 34 students bent over the paper, concentrating on the words on the page. If each student had their own copy of Time For Kids, they would be reading articles specifically geared for their age group. They could read it in class and also take it home to share with their families. This is an added bonus for their siblings and their parents.

It is so hard for me to imagine not having magazines or newspapers in my own home.

They keep me current with my community and they teach me about the world. The articles are often the subject of nightly dinner conversations. Please, help me give the same experience to my 6th graders by providing a class subscription to Time For Kids Magazine.

Dr. Gadsden
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Edition 5 - 6 with Around the World (Grades 5 and 6) TIME For Kids is a weekly classroom newsmagazine that motivates kids to read. Issues cover a wide range of real-world topics and themes kids love to learn about and it s the best nonfiction text you ll find! Edition 5 - 6 builds non-fiction literacy skills and helps students become informed and active citizens. In addition to receiving Edition 5 - 6, subscribers will receive TFK Around the World. • Time for Kids $4.88 35 $170.80

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