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Mrs. Taylor from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bienvenidos: A Welcoming Carpet for Bilingual Students

My students need a welcoming carpet that celebrates their home language.

  • $393 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a school that has grades from Pre-K through 8th grade. All students who are English language learners would benefit from this project.

Our school has several students who are new to the country and eager to learn English.

Over 75% of our students qualify as low-income, and we have over 20 languages spoken in our school. Many are newcomers to the United States and have little to no background in the English language. Many are refugees and have fled trauma in other parts of the world. Experiencing instruction in a new language while trying to make sense of painful experiences can be truly overwhelming for some of these students.

My Project

Currently, my classroom has an old carpet that has edges held together with tape. The carpet is a dark navy color, with no words or images. My classroom is the bilingual classroom, where I work with students who speak 21 different languages in their homes. Most of these students speak Spanish, and our school has a Spanish world language magnet program. All students leave my school with some command of Spanish.

When students see their language in the classroom, they know it is valued and celebrated.

I want to welcome all my students into a classroom that showcases the power of bilingualism. My students deserve better than an old carpet. They deserve to see their languages and cultures highlighted!

Mrs. Taylor
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG287 - Spanish-English Carpet - 6' x 9' • Lakeshore Learning Materials $299.00 1 $299.00

Materials cost

$299.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$333.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.85

Total project goal

$392.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$392.33

5 Donors

-$392.33

Donations toward project cost

-$333.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.85

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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