You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
  • $187 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. Long
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Como Se Dice Dictionary

My students need 30 English-Spanish dictionaries to expand their vocabulary.

My Students

Conventional research tells us students can learn up to seven new vocabulary words a day. After teaching this group of students for two weeks, I know they can do more. In fact, they can do more words than I can teach them in a day. They're hungry for new vocabulary and need your help to get it!

Our kids are college focused.

Even as middle school students, our students know what it takes to get into a great high school and a competitive college. Not only do they find Spanish fun, but they take it very seriously, knowing that this will give them a huge advantage in the long-run. I am continuously impressed with their desire to work hard, be creative and go above and beyond the assignment. The essays you see were written in after only four classes worth of instruction. Every student in the class wrote a forty-word essay about themselves, and I was continuously answering the question, "How do you say...?" (in Spanish, of course). The whole time I kept thinking, "I need a set of dictionaries!"

My Project

I am requesting a class set (30) of English-Spanish dictionaries. By learning to use a dictionary instead of Google Translate, students will practice literacy skills and have more accurate translations. Students also retain more of the words they look up in the dictionary than online and are more likely to use those words again. I want to inspire my students to continue to reach and challenge themselves, and I know a set of shiny new dictionaries will do just that.

This project gives students a chance to take ownership of their own vocabulary acquisition in Spanish, which is as exciting to them as it is to me.

I am thrilled to make one more resource available to them in order to continue to impress me and their future teachers, professors and employers.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary for Students (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $3.99 30 $119.70

Materials cost

$119.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$7.18

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$158.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.00

Total project goal

$186.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$186.68

1 Donor

-$180.32

Donations toward project cost

-$158.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.64

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.36

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 210 students.

Project Activity

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":null,"showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1927962],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"DC","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":1048873,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/como-se-dice-dictionary/1048873/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":210,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Long","authorIds":{"1927962":{"owner":"Mr. Long","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1048873],"proposalHash":"671605252","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-2_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":307668,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTkzNjE5OQ=="],"teacherId":1927962,"schoolCounty":"District Of Columbia","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"DC","name":"District of Columbia"}}