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Mrs. A. from Downey CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing The World Into Our Classroom

My students need TIME Magazine to be able to experience events around the world that they would not otherwise be exposed to.

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This project expired on February 20, 2011.

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My Students

"Hey Mom, Dad, Look at what I learned today"....This is the parent-child interaction I want to support by giving my students and their families a resource to learn about the world's wonders and current events. Encouraging reading and family involvement in learning is my goal

My students are a diverse group of fifth graders that have a strong desire to learn.

They attend a K-5 elementary school which is extremely low income. We are striving to get parents involved in their child's daily learning. For many of our families, English is a 2nd language. This fact is reflected in the students difficulty with connecting new concepts to prior knowledge. Unfortunately, they often have no prior knowledge to connect to, due to lack of travels, and experiences beyond their neighborhood. My students are hard workers and full of desire to explore new concepts. Students exhibit Character Counts values( citizenship, caring, trustworthiness, fairness, respect and responsibility) that guide their behavior in and out of the classroom. This has encouraged a campus feel of a safe and fun place to learn and grow. I really want to give them as many opportunities as I can to have the kinds of experiences that will help them compete in their academic careers.

My Project

I have requested a subscription to Time Kids Magazine. I plan to utilize this resource in several ways. Within the classroom, it will be a field trip through text as the stories venture to different parts of the world. This will greatly enhance vocabulary development, as well as give the students a means to understand the world events that they may otherwise miss out on. Current events help to educate students while giving them a kid friendly tool to encourage non fiction reading. The biggest plus is that students will have assignments to complete with their parents which will promote parent involvement in their child's learning. It will give parents an anxiety free moment to read and discuss current science and social studies topics with their child. The text and answers will be at hand so that parents do not feel intimidated.

Field trips are so expensive.

My goal is if I can't take them out to the world then I want to bring the world to them. By receiving a subscription to Time Kids Magazine, I will be motivating my students to learn about the world outside of their neighborhood. Each student will also have this great resource to take home and share with their family which encourages the home school connection that many students at our school lack.

Mrs. A.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 35 students.

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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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