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Ms. Castaneda from Plano TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

En Sus Marcas, Listos, a Leer! A Spanish Classroom Library

Help me give my students a spanish classroom library to help them grow as young readers, including a great non-fiction set from Lakeshore.

  • $234 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am getting ready to embark on a new journey with 20 amazing 7 year olds. I've only just met them but I already feel like I know and love them. I want to provide them a large selection of spanish books for self-selected reading and a cozy spot to settle in.

I know right now that the greatest thing I want them to walk away with is a love for reading and motivation for exploration through books.

I want them to be excited to pick up a new book and eager to finish reading its pages. Not only will it help them become better readers but it will also improve their vocabulary, comprehension, and writing.

In the past I've used whatever books where already provided for me in my classroom but the books are so dated and often times not fun or relevant to my students. I want them to LOVE reading and I need a large updated classroom library to do so.

My Project

This project is a small step towards building my classroom library. I wish to offer my students a wide variety of Spanish books that can capture their imaginations and peak their interest. Apart from always making reading an activity for early finishers, I also make sure to include in my day time for my students to do nothing else but read something that they have selected for themselves at their level. It's always hard at first to get them to focus on their reading but eventually they'll start fussing because their time is up. They learn to use bookmarks because they want to keep reading the same book. They come to me later and recite facts they learned or share events from the books they've been so interested in.

With these wonderful new Spanish books to add to our library, every student will have the opportunity to pick a book of their liking at a level that they can read.

With so many books they'll have a chance to trade off. I would like them to be able to express themselves as readers with opinions and recommendations. I want them to continue caring for our books and our library as an integral part of the classroom.

Ms. Castaneda
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ931 - Spanish Nonfiction Emergent Readers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LOCHAS Ultra Soft Indoor Modern Area Rugs Fluffy Living Room Carpets Suitable for Children Bedroom Home Decor Nursery Rugs 2' X 3'(Gray) • Amazon Business $11.98 2 $23.96
¡Un tipo grande se llevó mi pelota! (Spanish Edition) (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $9.42 1 $9.42
¿Debo compartir mi helado? (Spanish Edition) (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
The Rainbow Fish/Bi:libri - Eng/Spanish PB (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
El Conjito Knuffle: Un Cuento Aleccionador (Knuffle Bunny) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
¿Puedo jugar yo también? (An Elephant & Piggie Book, Spanish Edition) (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
¡No Dejes Que la Paloma Conduzca el Autobus! (Pigeon Series) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Reptiles y anfibios reptantes (Slithering Reptiles And Amphibians) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Como funcionan los juguetes (How Toys Work) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Harry, el perrito sucio (Harry the Dirty Dog, Spanish edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
¡Tornados y huracanes! (Tornadoes And Hurricanes!) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
¡Volcanes! (Volcanoes!) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Hacia el espacio (Into Space) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
¡Me gusta cómo soy! / I Like Myself! (bilingual board book Spanish edition) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74

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