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  • $498 goal

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Mrs. K.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

It's Time for Magazines!

My students need Time Magazine for Kids and National Geographic Explorer to increase their non-fiction reading skills.

My Students

Reading the newspaper is an activity that many of us do first thing in the morning with our hot cups of coffee. Reading the newspaper is one of the first things we do in the morning because it allows us to catch up and stay educated on the world's current events.

Like adults, kids also like to read the newspaper.

Unfortunately, sometimes newspapers that adults read are too hard for kids. While newspapers may be too difficult, who's to say that we should deprive students of current information about our world situation? Today I had a discussion in my classroom about current events around the state and country. I work in an urban school in New York, and I was shocked to see how alive the students became. They were educated about what was going on, and when I asked them how they knew so much, they all said they heard it on the news. I want to change "I heard it on the news" to "I heard it on the news and I read it in the paper." Kids are interested, but I feel as though it is my responsibility as an educator to introduce them to as many avenues to access information as possible. How wonderful would it be if students could receive their own newspaper or magazine every week with all of the important events in it?

My Project

I am asking for class sets of "Time for Kids" for both second grade classes, which includes class sets of magazines on a weekly basis. "Time for Kids" offers students a way to stay connected to the world's events in a language they can comprehend and enjoy. I am also asking for class sets of "National Geographic Explorer" magazines which students will have an opportunity to learn more in depth about animals around the world. My hope is that students will enjoy reading their newspapers so much that it will motivate them to pick up a newspaper in the morning with their 50 cents instead of the other things they may buy.

The donation of these magazines will change the lives of my students.

Through use of each of these magazines my students will get the practice they need using different comprehension strategies in authentic non-fiction reading. Please help my students continue to thrive and learn!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
National Geographic Explorer- Pioneer Edition • National Geographic $3.95 42 $165.90
Whiteboard Lessons • National Geographic $29.95 1 $29.95
Edition 2 (Grade 2) TIME For Kids is a weekly classroom newsmagazine that motivates kids to read. Edition 2 (geared towards 2nd grade students) helps build critical skills during this pivotal grade. Issues cover a wide range of real-world topics and themes kids love to learn about and it s the best nonfiction text you ll find! • Time for Kids $3.98 42 $167.16

Materials cost

$363.01

Vendor shipping charges

$19.59

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$423.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.66

Total project goal

$497.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$497.71

1 Donor

-$97.00

Donations toward project cost

-$82.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.55

match offer

-$400.71

Match offer toward project cost

-$340.60

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.11

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by TIME Magazine and one other donor.

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