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Ms. Hesser from Arlington Heights IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bilingual Students Love to Read!

My students need more books in Spanish for our classroom library.

  • $475 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a 1st grade dual language class where my students absolutely love reading and finding new books. They love "read aloud time" and get very excited when they see new books in our classroom library.

Bilingual students build skills that support them while learning two languages.

As bilingual learners, it is very important that they are exposed to different genre books in both English and Spanish. I love seeing my students use their bilingual skills to overcome obstacles and continue to progress with a growth mindset. I cannot wait for an amazing year with my 1st graders!

My Project

These books will add to my bilingual classroom library, providing students with more resources to build their language skills (in both Spanish and English). I want my classroom library to have multiple genres of text, ranging in different reading levels, so all of my students have books they can enjoy and explore. Now that I have had time to get to know my students, I have chosen books that interest them and are at their reading levels.

With these books, students will have an opportunity to read books that they enjoy while growing their interest in reading.

My students have already shown such a huge interest in reading and I want to provide the best classroom library I can to further grow their interest. By adding more Spanish books to my classroom library, my students will have a chance to read independently through more books and get exposed to multiple genres of text.

Ms. Hesser
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RA770 - Spanish Paperback Classics Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $119.00 1 $119.00
TIME FOR KIDS® Informational Text Grade 1 Readers Spanish 30-Book Set • AKJ Education $109.28 1 $109.28
JJ934 - Spanish Emergent Readers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Olivia Forma Una Banda/ Olivia Forms a Band • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Olivia y las princesas • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Danielito y el Dinosaurio (Danny And The Dinosaurs) • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Tocar la luna/ Touching the moon • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Stela Luna / Stellaluna • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Un pez, dos peces, pez rojo, pez azul (One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
PATO PARA PRESIDENTE • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Clic, clac, muu: Vacas escritoras (Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
¿Eres Mi Mama? (Bright & Early Board Books(TM)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.53 1 $4.53
La casa dinosaurio (Dinosaur House) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Cuando sea grande (When I Grow Up) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

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