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Ms. Bohman from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hooked On Periodicals

The cost of several Weekly Reader series including Current Events, Current Health, and more from Weekly Reader, as well as TIME for Kids from TIME is $562, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $585 goal

This project expired on August 7, 2006.

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Including a wide range of periodicals in my classroom library would provide a hook for my students to read non-fiction. The eye-catching titles, headings, and pictures invite students to tackle new and challenging topics in areas of health, science, and social studies. I teach 21 curious 4th grade students in a self-contained classroom in an elementary school that serves approximately 500 students in grades Pre-K through 8. Less than 40% of my 4th grade students can read at grade level according to a national norm referenced test. A variety of periodicals would build their background knowledge and their vocabulary which would have a positive impact on their reading comprehension. Periodicals often present news and information in the form of charts and graphs which connects reading to math, an important concept in which my students need more authentic experiences. The materials neccessary to add this exciting resource to my clssroom would be age-appropriate periodicals on a variety of topics. The 21 fourth grade students in my classroom would have access to the periodicals. My students are provided 30 minutes of instructional time to independently select and read a book, or now, hopefully, a periodical of their choice. I want my student to have access to engaging and high quality non-fiction periodicals on a variety of topics. The periodical will increase their curiousity, background knowledge and vocabulary on a variety of topics in all subject areas.

Ms. Bohman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Current Health 1 • Weekly Reader $10.15 11 $111.65
Current Science • Weekly Reader $9.95 11 $109.45
Current Events • Weekly Reader $8.95 5 $44.75
TIME For Kids Magazine- World Report Edition w/ Go Places with TFK! (grades 4-7). Pricing is valid for orders placed between August 1 and October 16, 2004. TIME For Kids reserves the right to prorate issue quantity, free gifts, and pricing for orders received after October 16, 2004. Only valid for orders in quantities of 10 or more. Orders for less than 10 subscriptions will NOT be fulfilled. • Time for Kids $5.29 11 $58.19
Weekly Reader Senior Grades 5,6 • Weekly Reader $3.95 11 $43.45
Weekly Reader Grade 4 • Weekly Reader $3.85 11 $42.35

Materials cost

$409.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$479.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$105.30

Total project goal

$585.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$585.00

3 Donors

-$554.30

Donations toward project cost

-$480.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.66

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$31.85

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$0.00

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