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Mrs. M. from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cultivating A Love of Reading!!

My students need Spanish emergent books fiction and non-fiction, Spanish alphabet books, CDs with engaging music in Spanish and read aloud books to engage them in learning.

  • $435 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader." - Margaret Fuller

This past school year I had the privilege of teaching Kindergarten in a low-income charter school in South Los Angeles.

The majority of my students came not been exposed to literacy or a rich language at home. Many of them were very quiet not grasping the language in either Spanish or English. I knew I had to work hard to enrich their lives academically. The families of these children were loving and cared about their child's success in school. I learned I also had to teach them how to nurture literacy at home. It was hard to tell students and parents to read at home because they did not have books at home. I had very limited Spanish books and could only give them black and white copies. In the classroom my library consisted on a few colored books the rest were black and white copies. My school is a bilingual school that has limited funds and resources. At the end of the school year students are expected to read and write in both English and Spanish.

My Project

In this coming school year, my students will use these resources during read aloud. I will read to them high interest books that will engage them and motivate them to begin reading. The non-fiction and fiction readers are books they can begin reading independently during Readers Workshop. I will use the Cd's as music during independent work time and calendar time.

Your donations will have such a positive impact in my classroom.

My students will have books that they will be able to read and take home. I will use the read aloud books to engage them and hook them to reading. The music in the Cd's will be played so they may enjoy it during class time. Students will have materials that will make literacy fun! Your contributions will be the beginning of their lifelong journey to learning.

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FR816 - Spanish Nonfiction Readers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $63.99 1 $63.99
EE328 - Spanish Alphabet Books • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
JJ934 - Spanish Emergent Readers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Diez Deditos/ Ten Little Fingers • Amazon $12.28 1 $12.28
Esta Es Mi Tierra (This Land Is My Land) • Amazon $12.28 1 $12.28
Cha, Cha, Cha -- Spanish Learning Songs Canciones Infantiles • Amazon $12.03 1 $12.03
Songs in Spanish for Children • Amazon $9.48 1 $9.48
Coleccion de oro Jorge el curioso/A Treasury of Curious George (bilingual edition) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon $9.22 1 $9.22
Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves ahí? (Brown Bear and Friends) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Perro grande... Perro pequeño / Big Dog... Little Dog (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon $3.59 2 $7.18
De la cabeza a los pies (From Head to Toe, Spanish Edition) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Mouse Paint/Pintura de raton Bilingual Boardbook (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Jorge el curioso y los bomberos/Curious George and the Firefighters (bilingual edition) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Pinocchio: Pinocho (Keepsake Stories) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
The Little Red Hen, Grades PK - 3: La Gallinita Roja (Keepsake Stories) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Jorge el curioso visita el acuario /Curious George at the Aquarium (bilingual edition) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Grades PK - 3: Ricitos de Oro y los tres osos (Keepsake Stories) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Jorge el curioso va a una fiesta de disfraces/Curious George Goes to a Costume Party (Bilingual) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Jorge el curioso en el partido de béisbo/Curious George at the Baseball Game (bilingual edition) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
The Gingerbread Man, Grades PK - 3: El Hombre de Pan de Jengibre (Keepsake Stories) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
The Three Billy Goats Gruff: Los Tres Chivitos (Keepsake Stories) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Puss in Boots: El Gato con Botas (Keepsake Stories) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
The Velveteen Rabbit: El Conejo de Terciopelo (Keepsake Stories) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Bilingual Tales: Los tres cerditos / The Three Little Pigs (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $3.26 1 $3.26
Bilingual Tales: El patito feo / The Ugly Duckling (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $3.26 1 $3.26
Bilingual Tales: Caperucita Roja / Little Red Riding Hood (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon $3.26 1 $3.26
How Do I Feel? / ¿Cómo me siento? (Good Beginnings) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $3.16 1 $3.16

Materials cost

$306.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$28.07

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$369.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.19

Total project goal

$434.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$434.60

4 Donors

-$217.30

Donations toward project cost

-$184.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.59

match offer

-$217.29

Match offer toward project cost

-$184.70

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.59

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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