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Mrs. Kanouse from Pomona CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bilingual Readers make Amazing Leaders!

Help me give my students the opportunity to read bilingual books while enjoying flexible seating!

  • $351 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my class are persistent and love reading in both English and Spanish. We are a dual language school! These children come from a low socioeconomic area surrounded by gangs and violence. In their short little lifetime, many have witnessed things that no one should ever witness or have heard of all the negative things that occur in their neighborhood. We are also considered a "transition" school which means students always come and go, and come again. Many of my students' parents work two or even three jobs just to provide for their families which effects the educational reinforcement at home. Even though they are in a rough neighborhood or have been exposed to trauma, I am proud to say that my students are excelling in all academic areas except in reading and vocabulary. Many lack the ability to decode and/or comprehend stories being read aloud to them.

My Project

In my second grade bilingual classroom, we have a huge range of reading levels! I do have classroom books; however, they are not all bilingual. Some books have been used excessively and are not as exciting or intriguing as some of the newer books that have been published. By providing students with new leveled bilingual reading books, it would provide opportunities for my students reading abilities to improve. It will challenge them and it will continue to spark a reading interest. Many of my students have the ability to read challenging books such as chapter books and I have some students who also like to read more simplistic books!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Large Bed Tray NNEWVANTE Multifunction Laptop Desk Lap Desk Foldable Portable Standing Breakfast Reading Tray Holder for Couch Floor for Adults/Students/Kids (Gentleman Black) • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair, Purple • Amazon Business $33.00 1 $33.00
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair with Metal Frame, One Size, Black • Amazon Business $28.43 1 $28.43
My Magical Choices (The Magic of Me Series) • Amazon Business $14.84 1 $14.84
What Should Danny Do? (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
¿Puede pasarle a cualquiera? (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
Jorge el curioso visita el acuario /Curious George at the Aquarium (bilingual edition) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Sally Sore Loser: A Story About Winning and Losing • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
Goodnight Moon/Buenas noches, Luna • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
Dragones y Tacos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.57 1 $7.57
Jorge el curioso en el partido de béisbol/Curious George at the Baseball Game (bilingual edition) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Princess and the Pea | La Princesa y el Guisante (Keepsake Stories, Bilingual) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Little Red Riding Hood | Caperucita Roja (Keepsake Stories, Bilingual) (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Goldilocks and the Three Bears | Ricitos de Oro y los tres ojos (Keepsake Stories, Bilingual) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Three Billy Goats Gruff: Los Tres Chivitos - Bilingual English and Spanish Children's Fairy Tale Keepsake Stories, Pre K - 3 • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Little Red Hen | La Gallinita Roja (Keepsake Stories, Bilingual) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Qué cosas dice mi abuela (The Things My Grandmother Says): (Spanish language edition of The Things My Grandmother Says) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Jack and the Beanstalk | Juan y los frijoles mágicos (Keepsake Stories, Bilingual) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Wizard of Oz | El Mago de Oz (Keepsake Stories, Bilingual) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Velveteen Rabbit | El Conejo de Terciopelo (Keepsake Stories, Bilingual) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Three Little Pigs | Los Tres Cerditos (Keepsake Stories, Bilingual) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Jorge el curioso va a una fiesta de disfraces/Curious George Goes to a Costume Party (Bilingual) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Perro grande... Perro pequeño / Big Dog... Little Dog (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59

Materials cost

$242.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$22.17

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$298.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.60

Total project goal

$350.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$350.68

8 Donors

-$350.68

Donations toward project cost

-$298.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.60

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$0.00

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