You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Baskin from Broken Arrow OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Increasing Knowledge and Skills With Current Events

My students need Scholastic News magazines to enhance our learning experience

  • $845 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in an amazing district in the very best school with the most dedicated staff. Our students, however, are among some of the most low income students in the area. Many of them are not able to afford breakfast, lunch, and school supplies, let alone anything extra that might enhance their learning process.

What these children lack in personal resources; however, they make up for in their passion for learning and their love for knowledge.

They are bright and anxious to learn, and soak everything up like little sponges. As teachers, we do our very best to financially accommodate them as well as we can by doing what most any other teacher does: purchasing classroom items and supplies from our own pockets. Unfortunately, we have our limits as well.

These students deserve the very best that education and educators such as myself have to offer if they are to ever break the cycle of poverty.

My Project

I am choosing the Scholastic Magazine as a wonderful primary source for my students. We plan to read articles, analyze them for content, and further our education in several ways. We will increase our vocabulary by defining words that are unknown to us, thus increasing our reading abilities and scores.

It is my hope that I will be able to use this magazine to help them learn how to form opinions on current events for themselves in this era of "fake news" and social media sound bites.

These magazine articles will be used for cross curriculum activities and assignments, and I plan to share with my grade level counterparts so that their students may benefit as well.

Ms. Baskin
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Baskin is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scholastic News, Grades 5/6 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 24 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 5/6 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $5.75 100 $575.00

Materials cost

$575.00

Vendor shipping charges

$57.50

State sales tax

$46.86

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$717.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$126.70

Total project goal

$844.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$844.68

1 Donor

-$717.98

Donations toward project cost

-$717.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$126.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Broken Arrow","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5837837],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"OK","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3590602,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/increasing-knowledge-and-skills-with-cur/3590602/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":135,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Baskin","authorIds":{"5837837":{"owner":"Ms. Baskin","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3590602],"proposalHash":"-222391514","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp5837837_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1536310001784","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21271650,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTkzMDAyOA=="],"teacherId":5837837,"schoolCounty":"Tulsa","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"OK","name":"Oklahoma"}}