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Mrs. Koopman from Plainfield IL is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bilingual, Biliterate!

My students need bilingual and Spanish books, posters and games to promote language development and literacy skills.

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My Students

This school year, I will be returning to the classroom (after 16 years) as a Bilingual Early Childhood Teacher with children between 3-5 years of age whose first language is Spanish. Our school serves students who qualify for special education services due to identified developmental delays and disabilities, children who have been identified as at-risk, and students who pay tuition to attend preschool.

As a Bilingual Early Childhood Teacher, I will strive to provide my students with a strong educational foundation that includes the advantages of learning two languages.

Some examples of the benefits of bilingualism include increased overall academic achievement as well as ability to communicate within their community, a sense of multiculturalism, and a greater tolerance and understanding for others.

As I eagerly anticipate returning to the classroom, I look forward to meeting my students and their families. As an Early Childhood Teacher, I know that many of my students are coming to school for the first time. I want to provide an environment that is positive and welcoming while meeting the academic and social/emotional needs of each child.

My Project

I am returning to the classroom full time after 16 years, thus I am starting over in regards to acquiring materials for my classroom. Because teachers provide so many of the items for their classroom by purchasing them with personal funds, teachers take these items with them when they leave. I would like to ensure that my new classroom contains the resources that my students need for learning and development and that those items stay with the program/classroom should I leave so that future students and teachers can benefit from them.

Early Childhood classrooms need to have a well-equipped environment so children have a variety of opportunities to develop language and literacy skills.

Providing a print-rich bilingual environment for my students that includes books, posters, and games in Spanish and English; will challenge students' minds as they acquire new vocabulary and early literacy skills while learning and having fun.

Mrs. Koopman
Grades PreK-2

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10 Spanish Educational Posters For Toddlers - ABC - Alphabet, Numbers 1-10, Shapes, Colors, Days of the Week, Months of the Year - Español Alfabeto - Abecedario, Classroom Decoration (PAPER) • Amazon Business $26.95 1 $26.95
The Very Hungry Caterpillar/La oruga muy hambrienta (World of Eric Carle) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Un beso en mi mano (The Kissing Hand Series) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.55 1 $14.55
Si le das una galletita a un ratón (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.27 1 $13.27
Bilingual Bingo: Easy-to-Make Reproducible Games— in English and Spanish—That Reinforce Key Vocabulary • Amazon Business $10.94 1 $10.94
Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves ahí? • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Carson-Dellosa Espanol Basico Basic Spanish: BINGO • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
La araña muy ocupada (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Si llevas un raton a la escuela (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
Yo puedo leer con los ojos cerrados! I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! (Spanish Edition) (I Can Read It All by Myself Beginner Books (Hardcover)) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
La Mariquita Malhumorada (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
May I Please Have a Cookie? /¿Me puedes dar una galleta, por favor? (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
David va a la escuela (David Books) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
¿Cómo aprenden los colores los dinosaurios?: (Spanish language edition of How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors?) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
El mitón (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
La silla de Pedro (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
La llama llama rojo pijama (Spanish language edition) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Cinco monitos brincando en la cama/Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (A Five Little Monkeys Story) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
¿Tu mamá es una llama? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Un sillón para mi mamá (A Chair for My Mother) • Amazon Business $5.75 1 $5.75
¡No, David! (David Books) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.63 1 $5.63
Caps For Sale / Se Venden Gorras (Reading Rainbow Book) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Como van a la escuela los dinosaurios? (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
De la cabeza a los pies (From Head to Toe, Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Froggy Learns to Swim • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Froggy Plays Soccer • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
?No Dejes Que la Paloma Conduzca el Autobus! (Pigeon Series) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.40 1 $5.40
Azul el sombrero, verde el sombrero (Blue Hat, Green Hat -- Spanish version) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Madres animales y sus crías (Animal Mothers and Babies) (Spanish Version) (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Jorge el curioso visita el acuario /Curious George at the Aquarium (bilingual edition) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
La gallinita roja: (Spanish language edition of The Little Red Hen) (Mariposa, Scholastic En Espa Nol) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
¡Locos por insectos y arañas! (Going Buggy) (Spanish Version) (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
La vida de una abeja (A Bee's Life) (Spanish Version) (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Jorge el curioso va a la biblioteca/Curious George Visits the Library (bilingual edition) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
¿Eres Mi Mama? (Bright & Early Board Books(TM)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Dora Goes to School/Dora Va a la Escuela (Dora the Explorer) (Pictureback(R)) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
La Semilla de Zanahoria (The Carrot Seed) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Bilingual Tales: El patito feo / The Ugly Duckling (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Perro grande... Perro pequeño / Big Dog... Little Dog (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Clifford va a kindergarten (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Clifford Va Al Zoológico (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Qué cosas dice mi abuela: (Spanish language edition of The Things My Grandmother Says) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
The Three Little Pigs: Los tres cerditos (Keepsake Stories) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Bilingual Tales: Los tres cerditos / The Three Little Pigs (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $2.81 1 $2.81

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