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Ms. Jones from Akron OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Scholastic News: Boosting Reading and Writing Through Current Events!

Help me give my students Scholastic Newspapers and Pencils to allow them to learn more about the world around them and write about their learning!

  • $333 goal

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My Students

There are 25 third grade students in our urban school setting. My students come from diverse backgrounds and bring a variety of life experiences with them. They come to school every day ready learn and it is up to me to find fun and engaging ways to reach their diverse learning needs. So many of our students come to school dealing with their own personal issues, and they do not see beyond themselves and the present moment. Students need to have to materials that will increase engagement in the classroom and spark a love of learning.

As their teacher, I work hard to provide rich experiences that will help them connect their learning to the world around them, and increase literacy skills through highly engaging texts.

I want my students to not only be successful today but to become problem solvers that will help shape the world around us!

My Project

Over the past 5 years, I have been fortunate enough to provide Scholastic News for my students. This allows me to connect current events to my classroom in a child friendly way. My students are excited to learn about kids like themselves, as well as kids from all over the world. I also asked for pencils to allow my students to continue to work on writing in response to our reading. This project will help me to create a lasting impact on my students!

The relationship between reading and writing is key for students and will help them to continue to grow as learners in my classroom and beyond!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scholastic News, Grade 3 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $5.75 30 $172.50
Ticonderoga Pencils, Wood-Cased, Graphite #2 HB Soft, Yellow, 96-Pack (13872) • Amazon Business $9.96 6 $59.76

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