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Mrs. MCCONNELL from Compton CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reporting Live... Help Us Become Journalists!

My students need news magazines and a camera to think and act like journalists, as an incentive to learning different writing genres- ie.,expository.

  • $957 goal

This project expired on January 1, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

It's sad to see students enclosed in their own day to day without a clue of what is happening around the world. If we can't physically take them to view the different cultures and perspectives, why not help them see the world through news magazines?..and as a bonus, let them produce their own news!

I have thirty-one exceptional students who will enter their third grade year with high expectations.

They are ready to learn new things and require a high level of education from their teachers. Our school is in a low-income community with little resources, but with great ambition. As all my scholars say, "We are scholarly knights on the road to success."

My Project

My students will use the news magazines in many ways: They will learn non-fiction stories through the current events sections, work closely in collaborative groups to incorporate the stories with Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies, learn how to write journal articles and news reports, and be aware with what is happening all over the world, not just their own community. The camera will be a technology incentive for them to learn to take pictures for a classroom newspaper and record videos for their broadcast journalism reports. They will have a blast and at the same time learn about professional dress, speech, and build their self-esteem by appearing on camera.

Your donations will create a new world of opportunity for my students.

They will be introduced to their core standards in a fun and engaging manner with a lot of rigor. Learning about different technology, writing genres, and public speaking will be just three of many educational rewards you will provide my students with your generous and kind donation.

Mrs. MCCONNELL
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 31 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Edition 3 - 4 with Around the World (Grades 3 and 4) TIME For Kids is a weekly classroom newsmagazine that motivates kids to read. 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! Edition 3 - 4 builds non-fiction literacy skills and helps students better understand their world. In addition to receiving Edition 3 - 4, subscribers will receive TFK Around the World. • Time for Kids $4.88 16 $78.08
WR News Grade 3 WITH Science Spin (For Orders of 15 or More Subscriptions) • Weekly Reader $3.70 16 $59.20
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V - digital camera • Best Buy $449.99 1 $449.99
3YR W / ADH DSC Commercial Geek Squad Black Tie Protection • Best Buy $99.99 1 $99.99

Materials cost

$687.26

Vendor shipping charges

$17.92

State sales tax

$62.88

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$813.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$143.54

Total project goal

$956.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$956.91

1 Donor

-$956.91

Donations toward project cost

-$813.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$143.54

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$0.00

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