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Mrs. Fitzlaff from Springfield MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Celebrate Bi-Literacy

My students need bilingual books that continue to cultivate and honor their ability to speak two or more languages.

  • $397 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

There are 67 English Learners at my school. We are a diverse group that not only speaks English but also 12 other languages. The 3 most spoken languages other than English are Russian, Chinese and Spanish.

I want my students to feel proud that they can communicate in more than one language.

It is both a gift and an asset to speak more than one language. This ability gives them a wonderfully, unique perspective of learning and the world around them.

My Project

It is my desire to gather resources that represent all the languages that my students speak. For this project I have chosen dual language books in Russian, Urdu, Punjabi and Korean.

These books would be used and enjoyed by students and parents as they are read at home.

Reading together builds not only comprehension and reading skills but relationships as well. When a child sees books in their first language, it sends a message that their first language is valued and plays an important role in learning. I want all of my students' language abilities to be recognized and valued.

Mrs. Fitzlaff
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOOKS RUSSIAN/ENGLISH BILINGUAL SET OF 10 • School Specialty $160.88 1 $160.88
BOOKS BILINGUAL URDU SET OF 5 • School Specialty $80.44 1 $80.44
BOOK PANJABI MY DADDY IS A GIANT • School Specialty $16.96 1 $16.96
BOOK KOREAN FARMER DUCK • School Specialty $16.96 1 $16.96

Materials cost

$275.24

Vendor shipping charges

$27.52

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$336.89

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.45

Total project goal

$396.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$396.34

2 Donors

-$316.77

Donations toward project cost

-$287.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.52

match offer

-$58.40

Match offer toward project cost

-$49.64

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.76

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.17

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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