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Mrs. Steele from Mexico ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Are Curious About Our World

My students need more exposure to nonfiction text like Scholastic News which focuses on science and current events.

  • $187 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students in first grade practice reading skills daily using the Lucy Calkins curriculum model. It is important for them to be exposed to many different genres of reading within the fiction and nonfiction realms.

My 20 first grade students live in rural Maine.

98% of our total school population gets free or reduced lunch, so having extras in the classroom is not always possible. My bright students are eager to learn and very capable of great things with the right resources.

My Project

If I get funded with the nonfiction Scholastic Magazine my students will be able to learn a lot from these informational texts. First of all, they are interested in nonfiction, and these magazines will be a great motivator. Nonfiction will give my students' vocabulary a boost. The Common Core standards are focusing more on text complexity, and this magazine will be a great resource for that. Research skills can be taught using this magazine. Also, because each student will have their own copy of this magazine, they will be able to keep it and use it at home when we are finished with them in the classroom.

Your donations to this project will improve my students' vocabulary and research skills and expose them to more informational texts that we are in short supply of.

My students' motivation to read about real and current subjects will go through the roof, and I will be one happy educator!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scholastic News, Grade 1 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 32 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grade 1 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $5.50 20 $110.00

Materials cost

$110.00

Vendor shipping charges

$11.00

State sales tax

$5.50

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$158.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.91

Total project goal

$186.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$186.06

1 Donor

-$186.06

Donations toward project cost

-$158.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.91

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$0.00

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