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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

Help me give my students beautiful bilingual books that will honor their culture and encourage them to read at home with their families.

  • $285 goal

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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 their native language and English.

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

Although most of my students speak Spanish as their first language, I have a new student this year that speaks Russian and another that speaks Swahili. Having books that represent each of their cultures in my classrooms helps them feel valued and comfortable creating an optimal learning environment.

Mrs. Sebastian
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Where Hummingbirds Come From Bilingual Swahili English (Swahili and English Edition) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
11 Bilingual Fairy Tales in Spanish and English: Improve your Spanish or English reading and listening comprehension skills (Bilingual Fairy Tales Spanish English) (Volume 1) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
The Cat in the Hat/El Gato Ensombrerado (The Cat in the Hat Spanish Edition): Bilingual Edition (Classic Seuss) • Amazon Business $14.08 1 $14.08
The Honey Bird: An authentic Masai story in English and KiSwahili (Volume 4) (English and Swahili Edition) • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Feliz navidad, Jorge el curioso/Merry Christmas, Curious George (bilingual edition) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Nabokov Russian Translation of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
When Trees Walked Miti Ilipokuwa Yatembea: Bilingual English and Swahili (Kids' Books from Here and There) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Animals: Los animales (Smartkids) Spanish and English Edition: Bilingual Childrens Book/Bilingual Household/Spanish Vocabulary (Bilingual Animal Children Book) (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
El Pez Arco Iris / The Rainbow Fish Bilingual Paperback Edition • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Boxer and Brandon (bilingual russian books, russian childrens books): russian kids books, Children's Russian book, kids books in russian (English Russian Bilingual Collection) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Goodnight, My Love! (English Spanish Children's Book): Spanish Bilingual Book for Kids (English Spanish Bilingual Collection) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Wild Swans Mabata maji mwitu (English Swahili). Based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen: Bilingual children's book, age 4-6 and up, ... (Sefa Picture Books in two languages) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Goodnight, My Love! (Russian children's book): English Russian Bilingual Book for Kids (English Russian Bilingual Collection) (Russian Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Coleccion de oro Jorge el curioso/A Treasury of Curious George (bilingual edition) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
The Twelve Months (Dvenadsat' Mesyatsev) - Bilingual Russian/English Folk Tale: Illustrated Children's Book (English and Russian Edition) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
We All Went On Safari (English and Swahili Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Quiero a mi Mama Porque (I Love my Mommy Because Eng/Span ed) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74
Russkie skazki. Russian Fairy Tales. Bilingual Book in Russian and English: Dual Language Russian Folk Tales for Kids (Russian-English Edition) (Russian and English Edition) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Skazki na noch'. Bedtime Fairy Tales. Bilingual Book in Russian and English: Dual Language Stories (Russian and English Edition) (Russian Edition) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jorge el curioso huellas de dinosaurio/Curious George Dinosaur Tracks (CGTV Reader Bilingual Edition) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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