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Mrs. Casallas-Duffer from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Non-Fiction Magazine Experts!

My students need one year long subscription to Scholastic's Let's Find Out magazine.

  • $623 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school's mission is to be "college ready, college bound". I have an eager, curious, and a rambunctious group of transitional and older kindergarten students. About 20% have not attended pre-school as it is not universally accessible in our community. Some come from daycare. Others come from Headstart and similar programs in the neighborhood. Almost all of them are English Language Learners. Many are coming in with a million word gap, underdeveloped fine and gross motor skills, and based on our beginning of the year assessments in August, only 20% are able to identify all the letters and their sounds. It is truly amazing to see their transformation in 10 school months.

Our school uses a balanced literacy approach....that means no scripted curriculum.

This is wonderful as I get to tailor instruction based on my students' needs. This can also be tricky as I need a variety of books and materials that are at their level. For some, this means they are ready to read. For others that means they need picture books with no words....known as wordless books.

My Project

I am requesting a yearlong subscription to Scholastic Let's Find Out magazine for 72 kindergarten students. Nonfiction sources like Let's Find Out allow our students to understand the elements of nonfiction: table of contents, headings, keywords, labels, maps, and charts. These elements are not in fiction books.

These magazine subscriptions will allow our students to have their own copies of a nonfiction writing piece.

It is my goal that they will use the magazines they receive as mentor texts and examples of what good nonfiction writing looks like when it comes time for them to explore nonfiction writing in Writers Workshop. I will also be using the teacher's editions that come with the subscription as a guide for parents who may not have had exposure to nonfiction writing.

Mrs. Casallas-Duffer
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 72 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Let's Find Out, Kindergarten (min. 5 subscriptions per order) - 32 Issues / Min. 5 Subscriptions / Kindergarten • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $5.75 72 $414.00

Materials cost

$414.00

Vendor shipping charges

$41.40

State sales tax

$37.88

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$529.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$93.44

Total project goal

$622.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$622.93

1 Donor

-$622.93

Donations toward project cost

-$529.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$93.44

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$0.00

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