My students are extremely motivated when involved in classroom discussions. At the 3rd grade level, I am always so pleasantly surprised at the level of thought that goes into any classroom discussion we have. A subscription for Time for Kids magazine would help not only to promote such discussions, but also to show the students there are so many different avenues for reading materials. Often, non-fiction reading is not as “fun” for 3rd graders, but when they see it can bring “real world” events to life, they will engage enthusiastically. Funding for “extra” materials such as this, just isn’t given.