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

Build the Library and the Books Will Come

Help me give my students books to read in class and at home.

  • $1,767 goal

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My Students

My students are funny, exuberant, high-energy Spanish-speaking second graders. Most are from low-income immigrant families. My students demonstrate tremendous focus when I read to them. They love listening to stories and have insightful ideas about the books I read aloud. They are clearly ready to become great readers.

Despite serial disruptions to their education due to high teacher turn-over, my students are eager to learn and readily engage when offered the right materials and projects.

Many of my students are in the early stages of reading. They get really excited when they can access stories and information in books at their level. Unfortunately, the books in the classroom library are that I inherited are intended for a higher grade level and are inaccessible to my students.

My Project

I am an experienced teacher who brings a school library background to my first year at my school. I have reconfigured my classroom space to create a cozy classroom library. Now I need Spanish language books at my students' reading levels to bring the space to life.

My goal is to stock my classroom library with accessible, high-interest books that will give my students the tools they need to act on their excitement about reading.

My students need ample Spanish language books that span the range of their reading levels. In addition to enjoying and working with these books during Reader's Workshop, my students will use them for reading homework, which consists of daily reading followed by a fun and thought-provoking reading response.

Ms. Colleen
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Authentic Spanish Language Collection- Grade 1 (35 Books) • AKJ Education $276.08 1 $276.08
Authentic Spanish Language Collection- Kindergarten (26 Books) • AKJ Education $209.59 1 $209.59
TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers Grade 2 (30 Bk Set) Spanish • AKJ Education $179.35 1 $179.35
TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers Grade 1 (30 Bk Set) Spanish • AKJ Education $134.46 1 $134.46
La casa del arbol (Magic Tree House) (23 Books) • AKJ Education $103.08 1 $103.08
Dear Dragon (8 Books) Spanish • AKJ Education $71.47 1 $71.47
The Learning to Get Along Series (6 Books) Spanish • AKJ Education $55.90 1 $55.90
El Capitan Calzoncillos (Captain Underpants) (10 Books) • AKJ Education $44.82 1 $44.82
Libros Rayo— Conoce los grupos de animales (Lightning Bolt Books— Meet the Animal Groups) (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $40.36 1 $40.36
Funny Bone Readers (10 Books) • AKJ Education $37.43 1 $37.43
National Geographic Readers: Animals (9 Bk Set) Spanish • AKJ Education $33.60 1 $33.60
Tienda de dulces salto en el tiempo (The Hops Sweet Shop) (4 Books) • AKJ Education $29.78 1 $29.78
Coleccion Luz Verde (Green Light Readers) (9 Books) • AKJ Education $26.72 1 $26.72
Azul y verde • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Brocha y pincel • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Chuchurumbé • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
El mejor es mi papá • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
¡Ay, Cómo Pincha! / Ouch, It Stings • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Una familia para Rodolfo (A Family For Rodolfo) • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Una cama para tres • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Donde Esta Mi Almohada? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
La Isla (The Island) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

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