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Mrs. Gerten from Saint Paul MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Give Them The News!

Help me give my students the gift of reading well written non-fiction that is relevant to their lives!

  • $224 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I will have twenty-five wonderful, energetic, and curious first-grade students. The students in my classroom speak a variety of languages. Eighty-eight percent of our students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, and that number is quickly rising. Half of the students at my school identify as Asian, a quarter identify as African American, fourteen percent identify as Hispanic, ten percent identify as Caucasian, and one percent identify as American Indian. My classroom is rich with diversity and we celebrate each student's identity and culture.

The classrooms in my school are co-taught and have a cluster of students who are just learning English or diagnosed with special needs.

I co-teach in the classroom with the children that are diagnosed with special needs. It is such a humbling opportunity to work with these kids!

My Project

Weekly, I will use the magazines with my students to facilitate conversations about current events to help them become more critical thinkers.

With Scholastic News I can offer opportunities for independent work, group work, whole class instruction - all while meeting the Minnesota literacy and social studies standards.

Students will be able to learn about the world around them and have a voice in the current events that they see happening. There is also an online interactive piece that I will be able to use with my kiddos to work on comprehension questions and practice using non-fiction text features. The online interactive piece will also be a great component for the students to use at home with their families.

Mrs. Gerten
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scholastic News, Grade 1 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $5.75 25 $143.75

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