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

Bilingual Books for Bilingual Children

The cost of a variety of bilingual books such as "How do I love you?/C mo te amo?", "La Mariquita Malhumorada (The Grouchy Ladybug)", and "My Body/Mi Cuerpo" from Barnes and Noble is $332, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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This project expired on June 2, 2006.

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I work at school with a large number of Hispanic children. When teaching students how to read, I am asking them to read in English. However, their first language is ignored during this instruction. Research shows that it is vital to develop BOTH languages, otherwise the child never develops fully in either language. I want bilingual books for the classroom for two reasons. 1) To show students to appreciate their culture, and assist them in reading their native language 2) To help develop students reading strategies in both languages. Having a library of bilingual books will benefit ALL students in the classroom. Not only will it help with reading strategies, it will help students appreciate other cultures. It is important that there are different levels of books, so ALL students can read these books. The more bilingual books we have, the more we show we care about our students' culture AND academics.

Mrs. Bottari
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
La oruga muy hambrienta Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 2 $17.98
Dora's Book of Words: Libro de Palabras de Dora (Dora the Explorer Series) Phoebe Beinstein, Thompson Brothers Staff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.76 2 $17.52
Eres t mi mam ? (Are You My Mother?) P. D. Eastman, Carlos Rivera (Translator), P. D. Eastman (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 3 $24.27
La Mariquita Malhumorada (The Grouchy Ladybug) Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator), Teresa Mlawer (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 2 $16.18
Poemas para peque ines Julie Aigner-Clark, J. D. Marston (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Grandmother's Nursery Rhymes / Las Nanas de Abuelita: Lullabies, Tongue Twisters, and Riddles from South America/Canciones de Cuna, Trabalenguas Y Adivinanzad de Suramerica Nelly Palacio Jaramillo (Editor), Elivia Savadier (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Oso pardo, oso pardo, qu ves ah ? (Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?) Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illustrator), Teresa Mlawer (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 2 $14.30
Buenas Noches, Luna (Goodnight Moon) Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illustrator), Teresa Mlawer (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
My School/Mi Escuela Rebecca Emberley, Rebecca Emberley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
My Room/Mi Cuarto (Series) Rebecca Emberley, Rebecca Emberley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
My Body/Mi Cuerpo Gladys Rosa-Mendoza, Chris Butler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 2 $12.50
Los Pollitos Dicen / The Baby Chicks Sing Nancy Abraham Hall, Jill Syverson-Stork, Kay Chorao (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Tortillitas Para Mama and Other Nursery Rhymes: Spanish and English Margot C. Griego, Betsy L. Bucks, Sharon S. Gilbert, Laurel H. Kimball, Barbara Cooney (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Let's Eat / Vamos A Comer: Chubby Board Books In English And Spanish: Chubby Board Books In English And Spanish Alan Benjamin, Hideo Shirotani (Illustrator), Hideo Shriotani (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
Los Colores / Colors: A Bilingual Book Manufactured by Dorling Kindersley Publishing • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Las Formas/Shapes DK Publishing Staff • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Los n meros / Numbers DK Publishing Staff, Manufactured by Dorling Kindersley Publishing • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
How Do I Love You? / C mo te amo? P. K. Hallinan, P. K. Hallinan (Illustrator), Aide Urbano (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $3.55 2 $7.10
Where Can I Go?/Adonde Puedo Ir? Pamela Cote (Illustrator), Pamela Zagarenski (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.55 2 $7.10
Como puedo llegar alla? (How Can I Get There?) Pamela Cote (Illustrator), Pamela Zagarenski (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.55 2 $7.10
At the Beach, Vamos a la Playa Mandy Stanley (Illustrator), Jennie Morris (Editor), John Midgley (Translator), Taylor Wray (Translator), Designed by Jo Brown • Barnes and Noble $3.55 2 $7.10
What Can I Do When It Rains?/Que puedo hacer cuando llueve? Pamela Zagarenski (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.55 2 $7.10

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