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Ms. Samantha Rochester from Piedmont SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bilingual Literature for Learning

Help me give my students access to bilingual literature so that they can use their knowledge of their native language to develop English Language skills and proficiency.

  • $230 goal

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My Students

My inclusion classroom is made up of 20 amazing, thoughtful, and kind-hearted third-graders whose love for learning blows me away each and every day I spend with them. My school is a high poverty Title I school with 100% of students receiving free lunch. My students are often faced with adult situations at home that no 8 or 9 years old should ever have to face including homelessness, drug addiction, foster care, mental health issues, medical problems, immigration, abuse, and extreme poverty. Their ability to overcome these obstacles and maintain a willingness to learn and develop as individuals in the classroom amazes me. They pour their hearts and souls into their work, each other, and their teacher each time they walk through the door of our room.

My Project

Students in my classroom come from a variety of linguistic backgrounds. This past year, 11 out of my 17 students were English language learners. I have students who have spent their entire life in the United States and are fluently bilingual, and I also have students that are new to the country and are new to learning the English language.

My students, no matter their linguistic background, deserve access to high-quality literature that represents subjects they love.

Please help me expand my classroom library by providing bilingual and Spanish literature. I cannot wait to see their faces when they see themselves and their cultures represented in the books they read.

Ms. Samantha Rochester
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, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Be Bold! Be Brave! 11 Latinas who made U.S. History (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
El día en que descubres quién eres (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Soñadores (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl, Mars Bluff, South Carolina 1865 (Dear America Series) • Amazon Business $12.57 1 $12.57
Harbor Me • Amazon Business $10.72 1 $10.72
Crisantemo / Chrysanthemum (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.08 1 $9.08
Charlie y la fábrica de chocolate / Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dalh Colecction) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.57 1 $8.57
La llama llama rojo pijama (Spanish language edition) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35
Donde viven los monstruos • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Goodnight Moon/Buenas noches, Luna • Amazon Business $7.82 1 $7.82
Telaraña de Carlota: Charlotte's Web (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Que Nervios! El Primer Dia de Escuela • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
¡No Dejes Que la Paloma Conduzca el Autobus! (Pigeon Series) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Dragones y Tacos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
La oruga muy hambrienta/The Very Hungry Caterpillar: bilingual board book • Amazon Business $7.03 1 $7.03
Esos zapatos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
The Three Little Pigs: Los Tres Cerditos – Bilingual English and Spanish Children's Fairy Tale Keepsake Stories, PreK–3 • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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