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Ms. Rudzinski from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Time to Read Non-Fiction!

Help me give my students a subscription to Scholastic News to expose them to various types of literature.

  • $187 goal

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My Students

We are a diverse first grade, integrated collaborative teaching (ICT) class, with a combined mixture of general and special education students at a large, high-needs, Title I school in the north Bronx. Although the majority of students come from low-income homes or from homes with limited parental involvement, they are enthusiastic and truly come to school every day ready to learn. These children see school as a consistent part of their daily lives and strive daily to make me proud.

My 24 first graders are some of the happiest children I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

Not only do several of them struggle with unstable home lives, but many cope with various disabilities, such as ADHD, autism, and speech and language impairments. These kids inspire me to provide the best education I can for them.

My Project

I believe children need opportunities to interact with many different types of reading materials. We read many stories together during the school day, but a majority of these stories are fiction. The books that are sent home in their book baggies are also fiction. My goal for this year is to incorporate as much nonfiction reading as possible, as it is a part of our curriculum. Unfortunately, I don't have many resources to provide my students with access to nonfiction. "Scholastic News" introduces topics such as insects, animals, and holidays in developmentally appropriate and fun ways. Students will be able to read and respond in a follow-up activity through this magazine. I also believe that children need to be exposed to events and information about things and places outside their immediate world. This will help them become more well-rounded and deepen their background knowledge about other topics.

I believe Scholastic News will greatly improve the lives of the children in my classroom.

It will give students the opportunity to read about nonfiction topics and learn text features of print. It will also allow students to have something to take home to read with their families. Many of my students do not come from literacy-rich homes and having magazines to send home with each student would be a great way to motivate them to read more!

Ms. Rudzinski
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scholastic News, Grade 1 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $5.75 20 $115.00

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