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Mrs. Avena from Baytown TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need books and materials in their home language (Spanish). The kit "Talking Native Language Collection" will provide them with essential tools to practice phonics, directionality, improve vocabulary and phonemic awareness.

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My Students

Imagine moving to a new country where you have to learn a new language and adapt to a new culture. You walk into a classroom full of fear because everything is new to your own world. You are eager to learn and do your very best but the barriers are bigger than your dreams. You encounter smiling people and teachers talking to you in a language you don't understand. These are the students I teach every day.

I work in a school with a very high mobility rate, and low socio-economic level in the heart of the oil industry, Baytown, Texas.

Many of my students have a very limited vocabulary in their own language due to the lack of literacy exposure at early age. In the school setting, we move from learning phonics to reading very quickly. I help students learn English when they reach a certain reading level in their first language. They hold the American Dream but need the tools to make them successful. Some of those tools are needed to create a rich literacy environment for them.

My Project

Every bilingual classroom needs to offer different literacy tools. Students need to be exposed to a literacy environment at an early age. Kindergarten is the foundation of every student. As a teacher, I want to offer a solid rock foundation where they can discover their passion for learning.

Reading is fundamental, is the key to success.

By having books and activities in their home language students will have the opportunity to practice their reading skills every day. Additionally, making words is an excellent opportunity for students to start developing not only their reading but their writing skills as well, because reading and writing go hand in hand.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOOK SPANISH GIANT TURNIP SE • School Specialty $16.96 1 $16.96
BOOK SPANISH CAPS FOR SALE PAPERBACK • School Specialty $4.39 2 $8.78

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