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Mrs. O'Shea from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Enquiring Minds Want to Know

My students need reading materials that will keep them engaged in current events.

  • $370 goal

This project expired on November 4, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Most of my students are from low socioeconomic backgrounds and are a mixture of Hispanic and African American students. They are also students who have special needs. Parents do their best to provide the bare essentials that their kids need throughout the school year but many times that is all that they can give them. Many of the families have at least 4 kids in the school. It is a lot to ask a family to purchase materials when some of them cannot pay their utility bills. Although the parents and the school community do their best to provide for the children, with budget cuts it is getting harder to provide them with tools for learning.

My Project

Junior Scholastic magazines will entice my students to become engaged in current events. My students will benefit from having a current event magazine that is written at there reading level. There are so many social, political and economic issues occurring in our society today that it is important that students have a comprehensive understanding so that they themselves can form independent opinions on issues that affect them the most.

As students become more engaged in there learning they will inquire more about what is going on in the world that will have a positive or negative effect on them.

They will also gain an understanding that they have a voice and can change the world around them.

Mrs. O'Shea
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Junior Scholastic, Grades 6 - 8 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 16 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 6–8 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $8.49 30 $254.70

Materials cost

$254.70

Vendor shipping charges

$25.47

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$313.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.41

Total project goal

$369.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$369.40

1 Donor

-$369.40

Donations toward project cost

-$313.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.41

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$0.00

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