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Ms. Meluso from Jersey City NJ is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Time For Kids to Read Non-Fiction!

My students need 25 Time For Kids subscriptions and a magazine rack.

  • $570 goal

This project expired on March 1, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

History is a novel for which the people is the author. ~Alfred de Vigny, Réflexions sur la Vérité dans l'Art Often, my 5th and 6th grade Social Studies students view history as events that happened long ago. They forget that as each day passes they are a part of history in the making.

My 5th and 6th grade students learn in an inclusion classroom within an urban area of New Jersey.

During the course of the day, I educate 100 diverse students who come from all walks of life. I have students who receive free or reduced lunch, come from single parent households, and live in some of the unsafest neighborhoods of our city. I also educate students whose families can afford to have them participate in many extracurricular activities and enrichment classes outside of the school setting. Finally, close to 25% of the students I see on a daily basis also have an individual education plan (IEP) for their learning disabilities or emotional and behavioral needs. My students, although very different from one another, all share something in common - a very real desire to learn. They are all motivated and seek to learn more about the world around them. With a Time For Kids subscription, they will realize that they are all a part of history in progress.

My Project

From my years of teaching, it has become evident that most students prefer reading fiction over non-fiction. The resource I have requested, Time For Kids 5-6, will change that for my current students. Not only is the magazine content age-appropriate, but its news features are also very appealing, featuring interesting and relevant articles, vivid graphics, charts, maps, and other visual aids to reach all my learners. Time For Kids will be used as a supplemental aid within my Social Studies classroom. Not only will my students be able to read and catch up on current events at their leisure, but its news article will also serve as a springboard for discussion when deemed appropriate. The magazine rack, which I have also requested, will help keep all the issues of Time For Kids organized, and provide easy access for my students to find previous issues of the magazine.

By reading Time For Kids, my goal is to initiate more conversations that allow for critical thinking within the classroom and at home.

I hope that this project will inspire my students to become more worldly, watch and read the news, and ask questions from their teachers or other adults in their life. I believe middle school is the right time to expose students to the realities of the world around them -Time For Kids will allow for me to do that with my students.

Ms. Meluso
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Edition 5 - 6 with Around the World (Grades 5 and 6) 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 5 - 6 builds non-fiction literacy skills and helps students become informed and active citizens. In addition to receiving Edition 5 - 6, subscribers will receive TFK Around the World. • Time for Kids $4.88 25 $122.00
MAGAZINE STAND MESH 30 POCKETS 16 1/2''X16 1/2''X66'' BLACK • School Specialty Inc. $291.65 1 $291.65

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