You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

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

Bilingual Readers Make Future Readers

My students need your help in getting high-level interests books in Spanish to support their reading development.

  • $884 goal

This project expired on November 16, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are intelligent, thoughtful and bilingual! Many of them have been in our schools dual immersion program since kindergarten. Two years ago, I was their 2nd grade teacher and this upcoming school year I am fortunate enough to be their 4th grade teacher. In 2nd grade, they enjoyed Flashlight Fridays, where they got to lay on the floor, under desks, and on bean bags or beach chairs I had setup throughout the classroom during reading independent reading time.

Unfortunately, despite their love of reading, most of them prefered reading books in English and were very reluctant to read in Spanish because they did not have access to high-interests books in their reading level.

In 2010, our school became home to our districts' Dual-Immersion program. Since then, our enrollment has skyrocket, but unfortunately our access to Spanish books has not been kept up to meet the eager desire of our students to read. With your support, these amazing students will be provided with a wide-range of Spanish books to support them as we launch Readers Workshop this

My Project

My classroom library is a place where my students enjoy independently reading books, listening to intereactive read-alouds and write about their reading in their readers notebooks. Each of my students knows the value of the books placed in our library, they borrow them to read outside during recess and lunch and many will ask to take the books home because they do not always have access to high interests books at home. All of the books in this project have been chosen with my students interests in mind and with your support, they will begin the school year with the Harry Potter series, National Geographic Readers, the entire Magic Tree House series and many more books-- all of which will be in Spanish.

With these new books, my students will be able to choose from a variety of books that will allow them to read independently at their own reading level during Readers Workshop.

They will also be able to choose books that interest them; books that that will build up their reading fluency and vocabulary in Spanish, helping my eager readers become bilingual leaders.

Mrs. Saldaña
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Saldaña is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Spanish Level P Complete (20 Books) • AKJ Education $145.62 1 $145.62
Guided Reading Collection: Spanish Level Q Complete (19 Books) • AKJ Education $138.20 1 $138.20
Guided Reading Collection: Spanish Level O Complete (20 Books) • AKJ Education $137.47 1 $137.47
La casa del arbol (Magic Tree House) (23 Books) • AKJ Education $103.08 1 $103.08
Harry Potter (7 Bk Set) Spanish • AKJ Education $93.27 1 $93.27
National Geographic Readers: Animals (9 Bk Set) Spanish • AKJ Education $33.60 1 $33.60

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


10 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Monrovia","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5472683],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":3365044,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":25,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Saldaña","authorIds":{"5472683":{"owner":"Mrs. Saldaña","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3365044],"proposalHash":"751810911","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21202258,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTE3OTEw","NTU1Mzc5Ng==","NTQ3MjY4Mw==","NDE3ODc1MA==","MzgyMTY4NA==","NDQ1OTM5NA==","NTI3NDg4Nw==","MzY4NzM1Ng==","NjAwNDU5MQ==","NTU1NDc0MQ==","NDAyMDA0MA=="],"teacherId":5472683,"schoolCounty":"Los Angeles","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}