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Mrs. S. from Porter TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Improving Science Literacy and Understanding Through Magazines

Help me give my students a subscription to several popular science magazines titles plus storage containers so we can bring more science current events into the classroom.

  • $236 goal

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My Students

My students are phenomenal. We have a very average mix of ability levels, but what stands out about our kids is their determination and grit. This tight-knit group of kids is also extremely compassionate and generous. They worked hard last year organizing several supply drives and doing volunteer work to benefit their community.

They are inquisitive go-getters who are eager to be successful in life, despite any personal hardships they may have had to overcome.

Our school population is 70% economically disadvantaged and 60% Hispanic. Although our area is technically a suburb of Houston, some parts of our district are still very rural. Our school is a unique program in the district and is still pretty new. The students take college classes while still in high school and are able to graduate at the end of four years with an Associate's degree. We have an extremely limited budget that provides for the basic supplies that we need; however, we frequently don't have a lot of money left over for enrichment supplies that really help connect the students with the concepts we teach.

My Project

Not all kids like books, but most of them like magazines. They are at least willing to pick one up and give it a glance. Even though I teach science, I still love promoting reading! I'm on a quest to improve literacy in my science classroom and one thing we are really lacking is magazines on science topics! We don't have a physical library on our campus and though we have access to the college library next door, they have limited titles. I would like to be able to provide science-themed magazines for my students to read for fun or for classroom assignments. Reading is doesn't matter what format!

Science magazines are tangible way for having student read about current events in science and can even help with keeping up with the latest scientific breakthroughs!

I'd like to purchase a year-long subscription to 6 different magazine titles so I can have them available for students to read. I would also like to get some magazine storage containers to help keep them organized.

Last year was tough with Hurricane Harvey and a lot of change, so we're doing everything we can to make our school have the best learning environment possible!

Mrs. S.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scientific American • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
MAGAZINE FILE 100-PERCENT PCW • School Specialty $5.39 6 $32.34
Natural History • Amazon Business $28.00 1 $28.00
National Geographic • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Discover • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Popular Science • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Smithsonian • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00

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