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Ms. O. from Plainfield NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Journey Through Time Connecting the Past, Present and Future

My students need a variety of leveled reading materials to connect them to history and current events, to stimulate creativity and to develop the love of reading.

  • $641 goal

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My Students

I am one of two teachers in an inclusion classroom. We expect to have about 21 students for the upcoming school year. Of those 21 at least half will have some type of classification or special needs; i.e., learning disabled and/or ESL. The remainder of the students are general education students.

My students come from a low income, inner city community.

The community itself is ranked 12th in the state in terms of violent crime, primarily due to the prevalence of gangs. Many of my students do not have academic support at home because their parents are working, do not speak English, or they lack resources at home for help.

My Project

Working in an inclusion class in an inner city school district has many challenges. The biggest challenge is finding a way to motivate students to read in an ever changing digital world. My students have always seemed more noticeably engaged whenever we are talking about current events. That is why I specifically selected Time for Kids magazine, as it is high interest, and has both read aloud and Spanish translation capabilities. I also included other non-fiction book sets to support content areas, and fiction book sets with read aloud capabilities. This should ensure that all readers will find something of interest at their own level.

My goal is to generate curiosity, increase academic achievement and help students become global citizens.

All students deserve an opportunity to build skills using information that they enjoy reading about. They also need to connect the past to the present, and be prepared for the future I need your help to do this. Won't you help mold a future generation? Thank you!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TIME For Kids - 5-6 COMBO Bundle - 28 issues / Minimum of 10 subscriptions • TIME for Kids $4.50 22 $99.00
DS861 - American History Paperback Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.50 1 $89.50
HH174 - American Revolution Resource Box - Gr. 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
TS518 - Learning to Code Book Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $70.50 1 $70.50
RE455 - A Wrinkle in Time Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $52.50 1 $52.50
RE926 - Holes Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $51.50 1 $51.50
HH574 - American Revolution Literature Library - Gr. 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $40.50 1 $40.50
TT769X - Neon Connect & Store Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $23.19 1 $23.19

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