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Mrs. Aguilera from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Life Long Readers

Help me give my students more books in Spanish and English to help develop a love for reading in their native language as well as in English.

  • $572 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach in a low income, predominately Hispanic neighborhood public school on the North side of Chicago. My current grade level is preschool age children who are classified as bilingual and English as a second language learner. My students are different types of learners and constantly learning learning about their world. They love to learn about new topics in the world around them.

Because they live in a low income neighborhood, my students often do not have access to resources needed to enhance and support their learning.

Families and students in the community often have to relay on the school for be provided with support and access to these resources. As a teacher, I try to provide as many resources, both inside the school and outside the school, and try to be flexible with their times and abilities. Using what parents and I know, we work as a community to provide a great learning experience.

My Project

As you may have seen, the materials being asked for are mainly books. These books are either Spanish or bilingual books. Most of my students' native language is Spanish. Currently in our classroom library, we have very few books that are in the Spanish language. As part of our school to home connection, I allow students to borrow a book from the library to read at home, but since we have very few books in the Spanish language, our parents have a difficult time reading the English language books with their child.

However with your support and the use of these materials, I will have a better selection for my students to enjoying reading with their families.

I am confident that having a variety of books will help each and every child find an interest in reading and become life long readers and learners. Not only will it help them become life long readers, it will improve their fluency in both languages and provide new vocabulary words to enrich their understanding of the world around them.

Mrs. Aguilera
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 34 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I'm NOT just a Scribble... • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Nonni's Moon • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
El día en que descubres quién eres (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Spots • Amazon Business $12.62 1 $12.62
Snippets: A story about paper shapes • Amazon Business $12.46 1 $12.46
Ricky, the Rock that Couldn't Roll (The You Rock Group) • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
Splatter • Amazon Business $12.07 1 $12.07
Cuando No Estabas Conmigo (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Escuchando a Mi Cuerpo: Una guía para ayudar a los niños entender la conexión entre las sensaciones físicas y sus sentimientos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Los vestidos de mamá (Mom's Dresses) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Only One You/Nadie Como Tú (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.20 1 $11.20
El Perro con Sombrero: A Bilingual Doggy Tale (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Mi Camita (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Life of/La Vida De Celia (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Loteria: First Words / Primeras Palabras (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
El Pez Arco Iris (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
El monstruo de colores (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
Zapata: Colors - Colores (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.46 1 $9.46
Where Is? - Donde Esta? El Chavo: A Bilingual Hide-And-Seek Book (Where Is? El Chavo/ Donde Esta?) (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.46 1 $9.46
Cuauhtémoc: Shapes - Formas (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.46 1 $9.46
Un Elefante: Numbers- Numeros (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.46 1 $9.46
La araña muy ocupada (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.40 1 $9.40
La Catrina: Emotions - Emociones (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.15 1 $9.15
Around The World With - Alrededor Del Mundo Con Cantinflas (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
Counting With -Contando Con Frida (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
Kiki Kokí: La Leyenda Encantada del Coquí (Kiki Kokí: The Enchanted Legend of the Coquí Frog) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Life of - La Vida De Selena (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Lucha Libre: Anatomy - Anatomia (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
Singing - Cantando De Colores: A Bilingual Book of Harmony (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Dragones y Tacos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.34 1 $8.34
Dragones y Tacos 2: La continuación (Dragones y Tacos / Dragons Love Tacos) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.34 1 $8.34
Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves ahí? (Brown Bear and Friends) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
El Conjito Knuffle: Un Cuento Aleccionador (Knuffle Bunny) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Un Dia de Nieve (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
Hands Are Not for Hitting / Las manos no son para pegar (Best Behavior) (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.80 1 $7.80
Papá, por favor, bájame la luna (Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me) (The World of Eric Carle) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
La semillita (The Tiny Seed) (The World of Eric Carle) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
¡No Dejes Que la Paloma Conduzca el Autobus! (Pigeon Series) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
¡No, David! (No, David!) (David Books) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Construyendo (Construction Crew) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Demolicion (Construction Crew) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Esos zapatos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Harry, el perrito sucio (Harry the Dirty Dog, Spanish edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Como crece una semilla: How a Seed Grows (Spanish edition) (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Construir Una Carretera (Roadwork) (Construction Crew) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.66 1 $6.66
El gallo sale a ver el mundo (Rooster's Off to See the World) (The World of Eric Carle) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21

Materials cost

$448.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$485.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.65

Total project goal

$571.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$571.01

1 Donor

-$242.68

Donations toward project cost

-$242.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$285.51

Match offer toward project cost

-$242.68

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.83

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$42.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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