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

Eager to Explore New Books

My students need new and exciting books to continue learning their first language, Spanish, while continue to learn English. They need more books to boost their curiosity, and develop both languages.

  • $599 goal

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My Students

I am a bilingual kindergarten teacher in an urban city school. The students in school come from low-income families and most of them receive free lunch. The school also welcome refugee families that contribute with their knowledge and culture. An interesting fact in my school is that over 52% of students are female.

My student's curiosity is bigger than the books available in the classroom.

My bilingual students embrace their first language Spanish while continue growing in English. They need more books to keep up with their curiosity and develop both languages.

My students are always eager to read different literacy genres and contribute with their knowledge and culture at the same time that they learn different subjects in the classroom. It is a challenge to provide books to the students because their curiosity demands are bigger than the books available in the classroom. Especially, when it is time to read during guided reading, independent and share reading, and inquiry projects.

My Project

My students are engaged learners. I am requesting Spanish Emergent Readers book sets that the students will be used during their guided reading to learn reading strategies. After guided reading, the students will use the books for independent and partner reading to strengthen the acquired reading skills during guided reading.

Learning reading skills will not stop once students finish guided reading.

They will use the books to become independent readers and book lovers.

The students will use the books to unite study and inquiry projects. It will encourage the students to increase their curiosity while supporting their reading and comprehension skills.

Ms. Paredes
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ934 - Spanish Emergent Readers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 6 $299.94
Doreen Cronin Author Study (4 Books) Spanish • AKJ Education $26.16 1 $26.16
No voy a dormir (I'm Not Going To Sleep) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Bear about Town / Oso en la ciudad • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
La salpicadura de Carla (Carla's Big Splash) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
La familia juega al fútbol (Family Soccer) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
A la Playa (At The Beach) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Sammy • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
¿Qué hay para la cenar? (What's For Dinner?) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Tengo Hambre (I'm Hungry) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Quema del sol (Sunburn) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Sammy en la granja (Sammy At The Farm) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Una jungla en mi patio / The Jungle in My Yard • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
El día especial de Sammy (Sammy's Special Day) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Las botas y los zapatos (Boots And Shoes) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Incubando huevos (Hatching Egg) • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
La caja de cosas viejas (The Junk Box) • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Mascotas perdidas (Lost Pets) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Bear in Sunshine / Oso bajo el sol • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
El desfile: Humpty Dumpty (The Parade: Humpty Dumpty) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Los cochinitos (Little Piggies) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
¡Qué dolor! (Ouch!) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Comamos (Let's Eat) (Spanish Version) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Max • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
El cabello rebelde de Maddy (Maddy's Mad Hair Day) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Cuando sea grande (When I Grow Up) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Mi abuelito y yo (Grandpa And Me) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Colores del carrusel (Carousel Colors) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Edward el explorador (Edward The Explorer) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Diversion en el estanque de los patos / Duck Pond Fun • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
El tren de Seb / Seb's Train • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

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