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Ms. Jemmings from Sacramento CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need to read more exciting nonfiction materials. Scholastic News would provide my students with topics that are relevant to the world my students live in.

  • $231 goal

This project expired on November 28, 2015.

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My Students

My first graders come to me wanting to turn the letters they have learned into words and turning those words in to stories that they can read. My students come from wide ranging socio-economic backgrounds and family life. School is a place that they love to be because, at school, they are safe and they have a chance to learn about life outside their small scope of experience. I teach my students in order to be good at something you need to practice. Often you will hear a student tell another student, "Know how you can be a better reader? READ!" My students want to read and having a weekly magazine that exposes them to the world around them would help them become a better readers. Nonfiction reading materials excites their interest in their world and encourages them to read more and to each other. Reading is such a big part of first grade. It is up to us to encourage that love and knowledge of reading.

My first graders are eager to learn about the world around them.

My school is an amazing school. We are a strong community that works together to better our students in all academic areas. We are a Title 1 School. Most of our students receive free breakfast and lunches daily. Many are below grade level and it is up to us to make sure they are prepared for the world around them. We try to bring the outside world into our classrooms so our students can get a up close and personal look at the world that surrounds them.

My Project

Each of my first graders having their own copy of Scholastic News and Science Spin will bring their outside world closer to them. It will spark their interest in wanting to know more about the world around them. With Scholastic News my students will be reading more nonfiction materials, something that seems to be lacking in our primary classrooms.

Your donation to my project will bring nonfiction reading materials every week to my students.

They will take home Scholastic news and share it with their families. This will spark great conversations with my students and their families. Lots of knowledge will be shared by all and may encourage parents to seek more information about the topic that was being discussed.

Ms. Jemmings
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scholastic News, Grade 1 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 32 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grade 1 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $4.75 24 $114.00
Science Spin Grades K–1 - 8 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / K–1 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $0.99 24 $23.76

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