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Mrs. Pagel from Madison WI is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Communicating in Families' Home Language

I need a Spanish course and books to learn how to better communicate with my student's families.

  • $341 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I strive to foster independence in my students, which allows them to have a sense of pride and feelings of accomplishment. This encourages problem-solving when my students will be faced with challenges in the future.

I teach in a classroom where half of the day instruction is in English, and half of the day instruction is in Spanish.

I have both native Spanish and native English speakers in my class, as well as students who speak many other languages at home. In our class, my students are becoming readers and writers in both Spanish and English! Our diverse students love to learn!

My Project

Our school has many students whose parents speak Spanish. We have some excellent resources in our district already in place. We have bilingual staff and amazing translators. At our school, we view knowing a second (or third) language as a huge asset and always encourage families to speak their home language.

Almost half of the families I teach speak Spanish at home.

Teachers are often the first point of contact when families ask for help or resources. I would love to be able to communicate better with my students' families. I have the basics down for speaking beginning Spanish but I would love to expand my professional development by increasing my Spanish language skills.

Mrs. Pagel
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Miscellaneous UW Bookstore $35.95
Miscellaneous UW bookstore $44.95
Activity Spanish 3 course $175.00

Trip cost

$255.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$289.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.13

Total project goal

$340.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$340.87

2 Donors

-$334.69

Donations toward project cost

-$289.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.18

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$0.00

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