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Mrs. Ocheskey from Fort Worth TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Time For Kids Starts Now!

My students need Time for Kids to help extend our learning outside of our community, and to strengthen our comprehension in non-fiction texts.

  • $311 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a teacher in a low-income, high poverty school district where my students face challenges both in and out of the classroom. Many of them are being raised in single parent households or by other family members. One hundred percent of our students receive free lunch and breakfast. These factors, along with many other things, prevent my students from having opportunities and life experiences many of us see as "typical". Despite these many challenges, I am looking to provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences that they most likely wouldn't receive outside the walls of our classroom.

In our classroom, we are a family!

Life outside of school may be hard, may be frustrating and may be scary, but once they walk into my room, I want them to feel safe and loved so that their main focus is on being able to learn. I may not be able to control their home lives, but I can certainly control their experiences throughout the school day! Through positive and meaningful experiences, I hope to inspire them and teach them ways to be successful both academically and in life experiences.

My Project

Each year, the non-fiction texts on the STAAR Reading Test is one of the weakest areas of comprehension for our fourth grade students. This is not due to the lack of effort, but due to the lack of resources and exposure to these kinds of stories. With the Time for Kids subscription, we will be able to focus on non-fiction elements without having to use only STAAR resources. No more worksheets, just beautiful magazines! Through these magazines, they will be able to "explore and experience" places and things that would not be an typical option for my students.

With your generous donation, you will be helping my students strengthen their reading comprehension while enjoying themselves.

The tubs and organizational baskets with help us store our materials and keep our classroom as nice as possible. They will not only being learning things academically, but be learning organizational skills as well.

Mrs. Ocheskey
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TIME For Kids - 3-4 COMBO Bundle - 28 issues / Minimum of 10 subscriptions • TIME for Kids $4.50 28 $126.00
Jumbo Stacking Basket, 4 Pack, White • Amazon Business $24.18 1 $24.18
Classroom Storage Caddies - Office Fun & Office Stationery by Oriental Trading Company • Amazon Business $24.17 1 $24.17
Emoji Pencil Erasers (120-Pack), Super Cute, Fun and Functional, Great as Gifts for Kids, Incentives, Prizes, Party Favors, Classroom Rewards and School Supplies - Erase Very Well, Child-Safe BPA Free • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
IRIS Jumbo Stacking Basket, White • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Emoji Pencil, 7.5-Inch, Pack of 48 • Amazon Business $7.74 1 $7.74

Materials cost

$230.16

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$263.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.52

Total project goal

$310.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$310.13

7 Donors

-$250.00

Donations toward project cost

-$215.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.50

match offer

-$56.60

Match offer toward project cost

-$48.11

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.49

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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