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Mrs. Winder from Las Vegas NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Say I Do to Family Engagement

My students need Scholastic magazines and family engagement kits to help bridge the gap from school to home.

  • $514 goal

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My Students

My 3rd grade students arrive to school eager to learn and socialize! All students are provided a free breakfast and lunch. Some students' home lives are a bit chaotic, which leads to a high transient rate. Our school is older, so there is an established neighborhood around us that we are continually trying to bridge a stronger sense of community.

"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela.

My ultimate goal as a teacher is to empower all my students with a sense of community, leadership, and goal setting. Quite a few of my students come from unstable homes, so the classroom needs to be the one constant in their life. They need to feel safe and provided for. They need to know that against all odds, if they put their mind to it, they can do it!

My Project

These two class sets of Scholastic magazines will help not only open the eyes of my students, but also their families. The current event magazines will help facilitate good dinner conversation, while bringing school home in an entertaining way. Scholastic magazines are a classic staple in the classroom that have not only changed with their clientele, but also the times. To continue the bridge from school to home, I'm in need of family engagement kits to help facilitate monthly family meetings. The monthly meetings are brief meetings to help support the families at home while we both mold their future leaders.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 25 students.

13 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scholastic News, Grade 3 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 24 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grade 3 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $5.75 28 $161.00
Comprehension Workshop Kit - Grades 3 - 5 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $127.46 1 $127.46
TAG You're It! (Yearlong Parent Engagement Initiative) - Grades K - 5 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $38.21 1 $38.21
Geography Spin, Grades 3-6 - 8 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 3 - 6 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $0.99 28 $27.72

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