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Mrs. Murray from Wallace NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Concerned About Their Choices

My students need to have access to "Choices" magazine. I need to put text in my student's hands to open up conversation about relevant and enlightening situations that will help me explain the importance of decisions.

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My Students

My school has just recently combined with our local elementary school and is now PreK-8. This has been a trying and difficult year for our students with many returning back to the elementary school that they had moved on from. In reality, a majority of our students deal with difficult situations within their home lives. Providing a sense of “consistency and safety ” is a top priority for myself and colleagues. Students are dependent on extra time after school to utilize additional technology needs that is otherwise unavailable.

There are times when my students feel as if their voices are not heard.

Our student population is made up of a mixture of economic situations, with the majority being in poverty level. Seventy-three percent of our students receive reduced/free lunch. The majority of our students are considered as minority. We have a large portion of students who live with their immigrant families. Language is obviously a barrier, along with lack of resources to help with overcoming the language divide. However, in spite of meager conditions that many of my students live in, they have character, ambitions, and dreams that often seem unreachable to them.

My Project

The students who live in poverty and in low economic situations face many issues that others sometimes do not understand. My students face times when that have to make decisions that if the wrong choice is made they ay find themselves paying a very high price. Many of my students are living in areas of high crime rates and high poverty rates and deal with the repercussions that come along with these unfortunate circumstances. "Choices" magazine allows students to read about important topics that kids need to have knowledge of. The most important step in my classroom would come after the initial reading, the conversation.

Why not teach text structure and nonfiction reading strategies with articles that could possibly save a student's life?

These articles are about real life and many students unfortunately do not have anyone at their home who has relevant discussions that they are in need of having. This magazine will create an opening for questions to be asked and answered while teaching the required standards.

Adding to the education that many of my students need, many need to be reminded of issues that they think does not effect them. While many in my classes struggle with economic, cultural divisions, racial issues and broken family problems, some are fortunate enough to not be forced to face the same challenges. However, all of the students need to know about current issues that youth deal with and are faced with. The youth in my class need to be educated on topics that they don't necessarily face on a day to day basis because I do believe that no child is immune or safe from pressures that could hold repercussions that a child may not understand.

Mrs. Murray
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Choices, Grades 7 - 12 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 8 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 7–12 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $9.49 30 $284.70

Materials cost

$284.70

Vendor shipping charges

$28.47

State sales tax

$22.21

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$369.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.23

Total project goal

$434.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$434.88

10 Donors

-$430.47

Donations toward project cost

-$369.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.82

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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$0.00

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