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Mrs. Collinsworth from Stone Mountain GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for My Native Spanish Speaking Students!

Help me give my students my native Spanish language speakers quality Young Adult reading material such as Cinder for them to read.

  • $265 goal

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My Students

Stone Mountain Middle School was the first school in the DeKalb County School System to pilot the middle school concept. The middle grades philosophy centers around a team approach, and each student is part of a team. Each team has four core teachers who teach English/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Four classes of students make up a team and circulate through the same core teachers. Besides the four core disciplines, Stone Mountain Middle School offers Band, Spanish and P.E. Through the exploratory enrichment blocks, students can experience Art, Chorus, Business Applications, and Technology.

Our student population is also diverse, representing twenty countries.

The faculty of Stone Mountain are multicultural, with widely diverse interests. In an effort to give our students varied experiences to grow and learn, we offer numerous clubs and school enrichment activities.

To promote increased engagement and achievement in mathematics and science, Stone Mountain Middle School launched its STEM Program in sixth grade during the 2013-2014 school year. The goal was to expose students to educational and career choices in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In doing so, Stone Mountain Middle School focused on project-based learning (PBL) which leads to real-life solutions.

My Project

I am requesting these books for our middle school library to provide reading material, on grade level to our native Spanish speaking students. We are an urban school district that is located to the immediate NE of Atlanta. Our students are from all around the globe including many students who are from Spanish speaking countries, who happen to be refugees.

Making the transition to a new country, a new home and a new school is often a struggle for our refugee students that are native Spanish speaking students and I want to to welcome them into our school community with a quality selection of young adult literature in their native language.

While it is important for these students to learn English to navigate in this country, I don't want these students to lose their native language. It is important for all of us to keep our cultural traditions, including our native language.

Mrs. Collinsworth
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 999 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Alas de fuego # 1: La profecia (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
La espada de cristal (La reina roja) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
La guerra de la limonada (The Lemonade War Series) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
Cinder (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
El único e incomparable Iván (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
La lección de August: Wonder (Spanish-language Edition) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
La espada del tiempo: Magnus Chase y los dioses de Asgard, Libro 1 (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.72 1 $9.72
Wonder: La historia de Julián (The Julian Chapter: A Wonder Story) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.08 1 $9.08
Tuck para siempre • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
El martillo de Thor (Magnus Chase y los dioses de Asgard 2): Spanish-lang edition Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2: The Hammer of Thor ... and the Gods of Asgard) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Magos y semidioses Percy Jackson se une a los Kane/ Demigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet the Kanes (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Spelled (The Storymakers) • Amazon Business $7.18 1 $7.18
Esperanza renace (Esperanza Rising): (Spanish language edition of Esperanza Rising) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Antes de ser libres (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
Pedro's Journal: A Voyage with Christopher Columbus, August 3, 1492-February 14, 1493 • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56

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