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Mrs. McGoldrick from Lawrence MA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping Things Current in Health

My students need 25 subscriptions to Current Health magazine and a TV to view current DVDs to keep health relevant.

  • $786 goal

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Teenagers know everything, don't they? Many of my students come from non-English speaking homes and parents who have limited education, but they have acclimated to this point. The fifth and sixth graders want to know everything and the seventh and eighth graders believe they do. Nearly every student gets free or reduced lunch.

Yes, you read that correctly, I teach all of the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth graders in my school (nearly 600 in all). I travel to five different classrooms each day. The students have misperceptions about their bodies. (Did you know that if you have a bloody nose you should put a penny on your forehead?) They need to know so much more than the "sex stuff".

Moving from room to room, I bring everything with me and I often have to make adaptations to lessons when equipment is unavailable or not working. For example, each room has a television, but some don't work or can not be connected to the computer so having a TV/DVD that I could bring with me would enable me to use updated and relevant materials. I have been working to replace the outdated materials I found when I started this job two years ago. The subscription to Current Health magazine is the next item I would like to replace. The issues I have in my office are from 1997-2000. When students see hairstyles and clothing that are current, they will be willing to read about drugs on the street, nutrition and cyber-bullying. Their learning will be enhanced because they see kids who look like them in the articles.

Your help will ensure that my students feel connected to the world outside their city. They will know that the story on the news relates to them because they will be able to read about it in a publication that is for them and written on their level. I can be a more effective teacher because I know I have equipment that will work every time and the students will be engaged because they can see clearly and we can repeatedly view the sections they have questions about.

Mrs. McGoldrick
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Current Health 1 (For Orders of 10 or More Subscriptions) • Weekly Reader $7.18 1 $7.18
26" LCD TV/DVD COMBO • Best Buy $549.99 1 $549.99

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