Ahem, let me start by saying: I’m terrible at asking for help. I’m even worse when that help requires money.
A friend told me about Donor’s Choose JUST this year [Apparently, I’m late to the party. Again.] She told me this AFTER I looked into a Junior Scholastic subscription and found out how expensive they were. [Yikes!] This is a resource I would love to put into my classroom for a thousand reasons. I want them exposed to what’s going on in the world. More importantly: I want them reading about what’s going on in the world.
I do work in a Title 1 school in a very urban part of North Carolina. My principal would choke on his coffee if I asked for $400. Here’s where I ask for help: If you can offer anything - my students and I would kiss the ground you walk upon. [Or, uh: send you a super adorable thank you card. That works too, right?]
My students [hopefully] don’t know about my blog — but: I’d definitely tell them “You see these beautiful magazines?! Strangers from the internet made that possible. Also: don’t talk to strangers on the internet. Unless it’s Tumblr.”
Oh, and we’ll sing this to you:
Guys. They only need $48 to fully fund the project. We can do this.
UPDATE: FULLY FUNDED! YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING!