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Mrs. Thurston from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploring More Than Our Backyards

My students need 30 subscriptions to both Time for Kids and Weekly Reader, to support reading development and our Social Studies curriculum throughout the year.

  • $362 goal

This project expired on February 20, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I want to show my kids that there is so much more to this world than the neighborhoods we live in. Children need to learn about civic responsibility and community and how it affects them and the world around them.

I teach 6th graders at a 5-6 Intermediate Academy.

Our district recently reorganized our schools and we have only been open since this August. We are a Title One school with a high number of students on free or reduced lunch. We want to make our first year successful; however, we lack a lot of funding to get the materials we desire.

My Project

I have literacy stations set up to practice different skills. The station that needs the most support right now is my Newspaper station. During this station I want students to have access to current events around the world. Time for Kids and Weekly Reader are both great sources of news for my students because they offer news on levels that interest kids and are easier to read.

By reading news stories from around the world, I hope to motivate my students' interest in topics outside of our community.

I want my students to become motivated in learning about current events and becoming a part of our world.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
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 30 $146.40
WR News Senior Edition WITH Science Spin (Grades 4-6; For Orders of 15 or More Subscriptions) • Weekly Reader $3.70 30 $111.00

Materials cost

$257.40

Vendor shipping charges

$11.10

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$307.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.24

Total project goal

$361.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$361.60

3 Donors

-$95.35

Donations toward project cost

-$90.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.25

match offer

-$255.60

Match offer toward project cost

-$217.26

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.34

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.65

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$0.00

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