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Mrs. Farr from Vanceboro NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Involving Our Children in the 21st Century

My students need 25 copies of both Weekly Reader and TIME for Kids magazines.

  • $292 goal

This project expired on January 16, 2012.

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My Students

Do you remember reading those Weekly Readers when you were a kid? Remember being able to feel a part of the Presidential elections in first grade? Finding out about animals really got me interested in science! My kids have not been a part of Weekly Reader and Time for Kids and are missing out.

My students are from a high poverty area where 70% or more are on free and reduced lunch.

Many are from single parent homes and they are eager to learn. The students have an amazing drive to learn reading skills, but have a lot of difficulties because they have come to me with limited vocabulary experiences. Most of my children come from multiple sibling homes and time to spend with each child can be extremely valuable and rare. Often times they are not aware of what is happening in their world each day. These children need to be a part of what is happening in their community, their nation and their world.

My Project

Exposing our children to current events from the Weekly Reader magazines will help build cultural awareness in these children. It will help them connect to their community, state, nation and world and see how other children their age are living in many parts of the world. The TIME magazine for children opens up a science world of the many animals they may not see in their part of the country. They can learn how other parts of the world care for these special animals and it will further build on the science skills I teach each day. Further, the magazines in the hands of each child helps to build their reading skills as they begin to apply the strategies they learned in school to read and use them in real situations and they LOVE to have something that is their own.

Your contribution to this project will help my students become more aware of their world around them and better citizens.

As awareness of their world builds they will become the future world-changers that will make those changes so needed to better our lifestyles. Are you going to help improve their awareness?

Mrs. Farr
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Weekly Reader Kindergarten (For Orders of 10 or More Subscriptions) • Weekly Reader $3.49 25 $87.25
Edition K - 1 (Grades Kindergarten and 1) TIME For Kids is a weekly classroom newsmagazine that motivates kids to read. Our new K - 1 edition (geared towards Kindergarten and 1st grade) is a theme-based edition that helps build early literacy skills and gets students excited about reading. • Time for Kids $3.98 25 $99.50

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