Sunday, July 26, 2015

Marvelous Magazines- a Donors Choose project




Every summer, I dream about my new class. I wonder what the students will be like and how I can design the classroom to create quality learning experiences. I read professional books to learn more about my craft, children's books so I can recommend them to my students, and I buy new bins to house all these books. I dream of ways to help each child become a reader for life- a person who chooses to read many different things for many different purposes.

I've heard of Donors Choose and this summer, as I dream of all the possibilities for my third grade students, I decided to give it a try.  My project is to add classroom magazines to our library so students can read from different genres and across content areas in real-world, engaging ways.  I've been a magazine reader since I was a young child and still love when one of my favorites gets delivered to my house! Due to financial issues, not every student is able to get magazines delivered to his home.  At school, we can level the playing field a bit and give kids opportunities to read and become familiar with different magazines. 

All of this brings me to my Donors Choose project: http://www.donorschoose.org/project/marvelous-magazines-to-engage-readers/1607572/?rf=email-system-2015-07-proposal_approve-teacher_2988379&challengeid=20605619&utm_source=dc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=proposal_approve&utm_swu=4258

For this week only, until August 1, if you donate to this project and use the promo code SPARK, donations up to $100 will be matched, making it even more possible to reach my goal of obtaining classroom magazines!

Please share this post with anyone you think might be inclined to make a contribution to this project! Thank you so much!