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Ms. S. from Bay Shore NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Bilingual Book Collection in the School Library.

My students need bilingual, Spanish-English books. Many of these deserving young people have had no formal education and many have not mastered basic native language skills upon which to build.

  • $624 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school has recently received a large number of immigrant and refugee students with diverse language needs. Over 40 percent of our students receive free lunch. We are a racially and economically diverse school community.

Many of our students do not come from literacy rich homes.

A significant number receive additional services for special needs including speech and other therapies.

My students are bright and eager to learn. They are proud to be here and want to work hard to master English.

My Project

The school library curriculum follows state and national standards. These bilingual books will be used by classroom teachers, students, and their families to build basic literacy skills through read-alouds, small and large group study, and family story time through regular student book checkouts.

Having books that offer students' first language in addition to the target language will facilitate the scaffolding of vocabulary instruction.

A well-equipped school library must have materials available that reflect the needs of all users. A bilingual book collection will empower some of our neediest students and help build fluency and language skills. It will also ensure proper representation.

Ms. S.
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 640 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Spanish Read Aloud Book Set (Set of 12) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $111.31 1 $111.31
Bilingual Book Set: Spanish 5-Book Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $59.46 1 $59.46
Best Behavior Series (Set of 6) - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $56.06 1 $56.06
English / Spanish Story Books (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $53.51 1 $53.51
Eric Carle Spanish Book Set (Set of 6) - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $45.86 1 $45.86
Bilingual Picture Books - Set 1 - Hardback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $41.61 1 $41.61
Bilingual Children's Book Set (Set of 6) - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $38.21 1 $38.21
All About Who I Am Bilingual Book Set (Set of 6) - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $23.76 1 $23.76
Mem Fox Bilingual Board Book Set (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
Maisy's Bilingual Board Book Set (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $20.36 1 $20.36
Four Seasons Bilingual Book Set (Set of 4) - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $15.26 1 $15.26
Goodnight Moon (Buenas Noches Luna) - Spanish Edition Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.94 1 $5.94

Materials cost

$492.55

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$529.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$93.52

Total project goal

$623.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$623.46

7 Donors

-$623.46

Donations toward project cost

-$529.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$93.52

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$0.00

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