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

Bilingual Books for my Native Spanish Speakers

My students need bilingual books that will help them learn English while celebrating their own culture and language.

  • $283 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 Sonia Sotomayor 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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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 27 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
My Tata's Guitar/LA Guitarra De Mi Tata (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Frida (English Language Edition) • Amazon Business $15.45 1 $15.45
A Piñata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas • Amazon Business $15.23 1 $15.23
The Empanadas That Abuela Made/Las Empanadas Que Hacia LA Abuela (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.84 1 $13.84
Tortillas and Lullabies/Tortillas y cancioncitas (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.75 1 $13.75
My Name is Gabito / Me llamo Gabito: The Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Gracias / Thanks (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/la vida de Celia Cruz (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Winner) (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo (Pura Belpre Honor Books - Illustration Honor) • Amazon Business $10.42 1 $10.42
Family Pictures, 15th Anniversary Edition / Cuadros de Familia, Edición Quinceañera • Amazon Business $9.72 1 $9.72
Sopa de frijoles / Bean Soup • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Diego • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
Hairs/Pelitos • Amazon Business $7.57 1 $7.57
In My Family/En mi familia • Amazon Business $7.04 1 $7.04
Gathering the Sun: An Alphabet In Spanish And English (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Playing Loteria /El juego de la loteria (Bilingual) (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Abuelo y los tres osos/ Abuelo and the three Bears (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Pele, King of Soccer/Pele, El Rey del Futbol • Amazon Business $3.85 1 $3.85

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