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Ms. Szeto from San Francisco CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bookcase for Chinese Library

Help me give my students a bookcase to house all their Chinese books in one place.

  • $410 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The majority of my students are English language learners from low-income, immigrant families who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. They live in small, one-room apartments with shared kitchens and bathrooms. Most of my students are cared for by their grandparents because their parents are too busy making a living. Some even need to work two jobs to make ends meet.

In spite of these hardships, these wonderful students come to school eager to learn!

Although their parents expect them to do well in school, most of the parents feel they cannot help their children with their schooling because of their long work hours and their own limited English speaking skills.

My Project

The best way for students to learn a language is to read. A huge collection of books to motivate and inspire students helps them learn. I have books at different reading levels and different interest levels to get my students reading. At the moment all my Chinese books are on one small bookcase.

Help me organize my Chinese books so students can easily find what they need.

I can put nonfiction and fiction Chinese books on different shelves. I would be able to put books with their covers facing out to highlight interesting titles. A beautiful, better-organized library will invite more students to pick up a Chinese book and improve their Chinese.

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Ms. Szeto
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HON 1870 Series 6 Shelf Standard Bookcase, Mahogany (HON1876N) NEXT2019 NEXT2Day • Staples Advantage $287.29 1 $287.29

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