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Mr. Tobar from San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Needed for Inner-City Spanish Immersion Elementary

My students need a variety of children's books, including the Spanish Paperback Classics Library, to read during story time and Monday morning reading time with their family members.

  • $173 goal

This project expired on May 10, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As inner city children who often see their parents working multiple jobs, the ability to learn from (while escaping into) a book is priceless.

My students and their parents come from a variety of backgrounds.

Some speak only Spanish, some only English, and some are practicing bilingual. Nearly all of my students come from lower income backgrounds, with almost 95% on free or reduced lunch. We are in a public school in CA, and we are a Spanish Immersion school - we spend most of the Kinder day working in Spanish (85%) with only some English (15%). For our reading assignments, we concentrate on Spanish books.

My Project

We read frequently in the class, and on Monday mornings we read as a family, with the parents and children reading together. Some of these books are replacements for our existing copies of the "classics" (such as Curious George, or Jorge el curioso) books that are currently falling apart. I have also included some bilingual books, for those parents that either don't speak Spanish or for those parents that are learning English, for use during family reading time.

Having access to second-hand Spanish books has been a challenge for us.

We are able to stock our English section of the library largely with second-hand or used books. We simply don't have that same luxury when it comes to Spanish language books, yet we need to restock our library and replace books that are either falling apart or have been lost. Thanks!

Mr. Tobar
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RA770 - Spanish Paperback Classics Library • Lakeshore Learning $99.50 1 $99.50
Curious George and the Firefighters / Jorge el curioso y los • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Curious George at the Aquarium / Jorge el curioso visita el • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$105.32

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.64

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$146.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.86

Total project goal

$172.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$172.40

4 Donors

-$107.40

Donations toward project cost

-$91.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.11

match offer

-$65.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$55.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.75

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$0.00

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