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Mrs. Sebastian from Colorado Springs CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bilingual Books for My English Learners

My students need bilingual books and activities to help them learn English while celebrating their culture.

  • $249 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with a wonderfully diverse group of students who bring a wide range of experiences and backgrounds into the classroom. These differences provide many opportunities for learning from each other, but also present challenges in the form of different learning styles and abilities.

At our Title I school in Colorado, 100 percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch with many students receiving backpack food on the weekends.

Our school is located in a low socioeconomic area with a high crime rate.

Even with so many hardships, my students are eager to learn and do their best. They want to be in school because they understand the importance of getting a good education for their futures. Providing a safe and rich learning environment for my students is my number one priority.

My Project

My English language learners want to communicate in English so they can be successful here in America. As my students read bilingual books, they can learn new words and see the differences in grammatical patterns between Spanish and English helping them learn the language more quickly.

Bilingual books will help my ESL students feel accepted and comfortable while they take on the daunting challenge of becoming proficient in English.

Celebrate my students' native culture and language through books helps them feel valued and comfortable creating an optimal learning environment. Books like Side by Side/Lado a Lado: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez celebrate people from the Latin culture helping my students believe that they can do anything they put their minds to.

Mrs. Sebastian
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Side by Side/Lado a Lado: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez/La Historia de Dolores Huerta y Cesar Chavez • Amazon Business $16.97 1 $16.97
Spanish: Cognates Fast Track Learning for English Speakers: Learn what you already know identifying the 100 most frequent similar words in both English and Spanish with 400 phrase examples. • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
ESL Games: 176 English Language Games for Children: Make your teaching easy and fun • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever / El mejor libro de palabras de Richard Scarry (Richard Scarry's Best Books Ever) (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
ESL Activities and Mini-Books for Every Classroom • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
Coleccion de oro Jorge el curioso/A Treasury of Curious George (bilingual edition) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
Disney Princess Reading Book Set -- Collection of 4 Classic Stories and Stickers (Spanish and English) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Frogs/ Ranas (Animals That Live in the Rain Forest/ Animales De La Selva) (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
Deer/ Venados (Animals That Live in the Forest/Animales Del Bosque) (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
Sharks/Tiburones (Animals That Live in the Ocean/Animales Que Viven En El Oceano) (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
Tableros de conteo/Tally Charts (Hacer gráficas/Making Graphs) (Multilingual Edition) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Gráficas de barras/Bar Graphs (Hacer gráficas/Making Graphs) (Multilingual Edition) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Black Bears/ Osos Negros (Animals That Live in the Forest/Animales Del Bosque) (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.25 1 $7.25
I Love Saturdays y domingos • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Los planetas/The Planets (En el espacio/Out in Space) (Multilingual Edition) • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19
My Name Is Maria Isabel • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
First Grade Takes A Test/El examen de primer grado (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Jorge el curioso visita el acuario /Curious George at the Aquarium (bilingual edition) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Dos en el zoologico/Two at the Zoo bilingual board book (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
¡Si, Se Puede! / Yes, We Can!: Janitor Strike in L.A. (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49
Little Red Riding Hood, Grades PK - 3: Caperucita Roja (Keepsake Stories) (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $2.74 1 $2.74

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