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Ms. J. from Spartanburg SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Celebrando Cultura! Celebrating Culture!

The cost of various Spainish games, books, videos, and puzzles is $771, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $787 goal

This project expired on December 31, 2007.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I am a Spanish teacher at a Title I elementary school in SC. We have about 85% of students free/reduced. The population is mostly Hispanic, African/American and Caucasian. About 325 students will benefit from this experience. Most of my students will not have the opportunity to visit other countries until they are adults. This will also give my international students a sense of pride when we study their culture. This is the next best thing to being there! Culture is one of the most important aspects of teaching language. When I teach Spanish to my children here at school I want them to receive the full experience. It also helps to link the cultures to each other. Who knew that a child in El Salvador also reads the same comic books that Derrick reads in SC? The only difference is that they are in Spanish. The other reason I teach about culture is that it helps my non-Spanish speaking students appreciate the language and traditions of my Spanish speaking students. It bridges the gap, so to speak. The majority of the information requested in this proposal has to do with games. My students love to play games! They do not realize how much they have learned until we review the units. Games can help to teach the variety of learners in my group. My Hispanic students usually assume a leadership role while playing games. It gives some of them the opportunity to help others in class where traditionally (my LEP - Limited English Proficiency) they have been those seeking help. These items will provide years of use for all of my Spanish classes.

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 350 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PreK Spanish Getting Started Kit • LeapFrog SchoolHouse $110.00 1 $110.00
English Spanish Story Books (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $51.56 1 $51.56
What Color Is It? - Spanish Learning Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.76 1 $25.76
Body Parts - Spanish - A Learning Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.76 1 $25.76
Bilingual Phot-O-Food Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.46 1 $21.46
All-Time Favorite Dances, Video, Spanish • Teacher's School Supply $14.95 1 $14.95
SPANISH SKILLBUILD GAME 2 • Nasco $14.85 1 $14.85
SPANISH SKILLBUID GAME 1 • Nasco $14.85 1 $14.85
SPANISH SKILLBUILD GAME 3 • Nasco $14.85 1 $14.85
Snack Attack Activity Books - Ages 2-6 - 12 copies - Spanish • Learning Zonexpress $10.45 1 $10.45
Spanish ABC Floor Puzzle • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.56 1 $8.56
Spanish Word Bingo • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.84 1 $6.84
SPANISH BINGO • Nasco $5.40 1 $5.40
Spanish Happy Birthday Awards • Teacher's School Supply $2.79 75 $209.25

Materials cost

$534.54

Vendor shipping charges

$53.45

State sales tax

$26.73

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$645.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$141.59

Total project goal

$786.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$786.59

3 Donors

-$758.82

Donations toward project cost

-$645.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$113.82

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$27.77

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$0.00

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