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Mrs. Petrocci from Saranac Lake NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Library Expansion

Help me give my students more variety for Level 1 readers! I have had requests for more early level readers and sports topics in our library.

  • $225 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our district is nestled in a beautiful, serene village in a rural part of the state. We love where we live, but we don't have state of the art education budgets and we miss out on some of the bigger cultural opportunities that students in more metropolitan areas receive. We want to have the same opportunities to learn about Hispanic and Latino cultures that other areas have. We want to improve our foreign language exposure and embrace diversity!

Many of the students in our world language programs have not had the opportunity to see how useful a second language can be in their lives.

They have limited interaction with languages, other than English, outside of our classroom door. They would greatly benefit from having meaningful, comprehensible and interesting materials in the classroom to inspire their interest in learning Spanish. Ultimately, it is my hope to expand our free voluntary reading (FVR) library to offer more books and magazines on a variety of requested topics and levels.

My Project

Last year we began our Spanish classroom library and implemented a free reading program for all levels. The reading has been a great success and has improved students' Spanish without them even realizing it. However, we need more materials for the lower level students to help them feel successful.

We would love to add to our collection of level 1 (Novice level) readers and also add some more sports related titles at the request of several students.

Our library is wonderful but I want to make it great for all students! When students can read comprehensible materials, they make great gains in language.

Mrs. Petrocci
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
El Jersey (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90
La chica nueva (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90
La clase de confesiones: Carlos hace el peor error de su vida (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.75 2 $13.50
Peter va a Colombia (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
La piñata de Renata (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Beisbol!: Pioneros y leyendas del béisbol Latino (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Papacito (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Baloncesto: Grandes momentos, récords y datos (Grandes Deportes) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
¿Quién fue Pablo Picasso? (Who Was...?) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
La ninera (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
La madre perfecta: A language-learning novella (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
El Escape: Casi me mata el celular (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Cinco pesos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Pele, King of Soccer/Pele, El Rey del Futbol: Bilingual Spanish-English • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Las aventuras de Isabela (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Carl no quiere ir a Mexico (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
La Bella Mentira: La clase de confesiones 2 (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.75 1 $6.75
Feliz Cumpleaños: "El Partido" (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.75 1 $6.75

Materials cost

$158.21

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$190.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.63

Total project goal

$224.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$224.21

2 Donors

-$224.21

Donations toward project cost

-$190.58

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.63

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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