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Ms. Toro from Orlando FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building New Scholars After Hurricane Maria!

My students need books on CD to promote language acquisition from Spanish to English, seat pocket sacks to build organizational skills, reliable headphones and portable cd players for their individual reading levels.

  • $1,300 goal

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My Students

My classroom is one of the most unique learning environments in central Florida. I am a bilingual teacher where 100% of my classroom are Spanish speaking and are all from regions in Central and South America.

I recently have had students join my classroom from Puerto Rico due to the devastation left from Hurricane Maria.

I believe in building relationships first and foremost, as most of my students didn't leave their country by choice but merely for survival. Teaching bilingual is my calling.

My Project

My students are in dire need of materials that foster cognates from Spanish to English, as they build their vocabulary. The requested read along books are at different levels and will be matched specifically with students that are on that level. I am going to have colored bins each with a different cd player, headphone, and leveled book in them. During center time they can hear books being read aloud with prosody and intonation.

One of the special things about books being read aloud is that it creates an atmosphere of comfort and my students from Puerto Rico need that as they have nothing to show for after the storm.

The over-the-ear headphones will allow for minimal distractions as the scholars delve into books that pertain to their liking. Lastly, have you ever seen all the workbooks required of 3rd graders. It is overwhelming and we need seat pockets to help make sort important materials that they will need throughout the day. I would like to keep pertinent materials in the seat sacks such as; writing folders, dictionaries, necessary writing tools, journals, and interactive notebooks. This way, they won't get smushed and ruined in the depths of their desk.

Ms. Toro
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RE823 - Fiction/Nonfiction Single Student Read-Alongs Library Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $369.00 1 $369.00
JJ120X - Extra-Large At-Your-Seat Storage Sack - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $109.50 2 $219.00
RE810X - My First Informational Text Read-Alongs - Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $139.00 1 $139.00
RE905X - Informational Text Read-Alongs - Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $139.00 1 $139.00
Insignia NS-P4112 Portable CD Player with Skip Protection for CD, CD-R, CD-RW - Includes Headphones • Amazon Business $24.91 5 $124.55
[Upgraded Version] BestGot Over Ear Kids Headphones for Kids Boys Adult with microphone In-line Volume, Included Cloth Bag , Foldable Headset with 3.5mm plug removable cord (Black/Blue) • Amazon Business $16.99 4 $67.96

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