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

Budding Bilinguals

My students need Spanish books to read and treasure, lap desks to use as they become authors, a microphone to gain confidence speaking and LEGOS to help them solve problems like engineers!

  • $439 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The opportunity to become bilingual is one of the greatest gifts a child can receive. This year, our school is becoming the first in the district to offer this life-changing opportunity. We are starting with our kindergarten families this fall by opening a dual immersion program where instruction will be fifty percent in Spanish and fifty percent in English.

We are excited to help our students flourish as they develop global perspectives, compassion-filled connections and double the literacy skills!

Our program has been designed to meet the needs of the diverse learners in our community. We are addressing the fact that though over eighty-five percent of our students are of Hispanic or Latino descent and very few of them are able to read, write and speak academic Spanish. In addition, with nearly ninety percent of students coming from socioeconomically disadvantaged homes, We want to close the achievement gap before it starts by utilizing this research-proven approach.

My Project

As all second-language learners know, the process of becoming bilingual is both extremely challenging and wonderfully rewarding. In order to be successful, our students must persevere and develop a deep love of learning that intrinsically motivates them to achieve.

Your donations of books, LEGOS and a wireless microphone will provide these young scholars with the tools they need to thrive in the bilingual setting and enjoy the process of learning a second language.

With beloved children's books (such as The Rainbow Fish by Marco Pfister in Spanish) to be inspired by, lap desks to make writing more fun, a creative LEGO brick set to develop engineering skills and a wireless microphone to find their voice with. Our kindergartners will discover that learning is exciting!

Mrs. Tartre
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Creative LEGO Brick Set • LEGO Education $62.95 1 $62.95
LapGear Essential - Aqua Sky (Fits up to 13.3" Laptop) • Amazon Business $11.99 5 $59.95
BONAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone,3-in-1 Portable Handheld karaoke Mic Home Party Birthday Speaker Machine for iPhone/Android/iPad/Sony, PC and All Smartphone(Blue) • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves ahí? • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
El Pez Arco Iris (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Si llevas un raton a la escuela (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
La oruga muy hambrienta: Spanish board book (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Dragones y Tacos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.68 1 $8.68
Chica chica bum bum (Chicka Chicka Boom Boom) (Chicka Chicka Book, A) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Spot va a la escuela (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
El Gato ensombrerado (The Cat in the Hat Spanish Edition) (Beginner Books(R)) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Lola le encantan los cuentos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Fiesta secreta de pizza (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Un Pez, Dos Peces, Pez Rojo, Pez Azul (I Can Read It All by Myself Beginner Books (Hardcover)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Nadarin / Swimmy (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Arriba, Abajo y Alrededor (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
La Pequena Locomotora Que Si Pudo (The Little Engine That Could) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
¡No, David! (David Books) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.63 1 $5.63
Corduroy (Edicion Espanola) • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31
Los Osos Berenstain demuestran respeto/Show Some Respect (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
¿Eres Mi Mama? (Bright & Early Board Books(TM)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Ve, Perro. Ve!: Go, Dog. Go! (Bright & Early Board Books(TM)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $3.94 1 $3.94
El Cuento de Ferdinando (The Story of Ferdinand in Spanish) (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $3.13 1 $3.13

Materials cost

$296.50

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$27.13

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$373.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.84

Total project goal

$438.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$438.92

5 Donors

-$430.09

Donations toward project cost

-$373.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.01

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

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$0.00

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