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  • $639 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Meneses
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Expanding our Library of High-Interest Spanish Books

My students need over 70 new books to read that will interest them, including Diario de Greg, Junie B. Jones, and Dinosaurios con plumas.

My Students

While my school has Spanish language books for beginning readers, there is little available for older ELL students to read in their native language.

As a Title One reading teacher, I work with struggling readers.

All of my students are native Spanish-speakers from a high poverty area. I mainly work with the students who are not ready for monolingual (mainstream) English classrooms. Many of my third and fourth graders have not experienced success in school and are no longer motivated to do well.

My Project

My students, particularly the older third and fourth graders, need books to read that will interest them. Grade-level books in English are too hard for them to read independently. That means they are often stuck reading "baby" books- or rather, choosing not to read. Interesting chapter books and grade-level nonfiction books in Spanish will give them the chance to read books that are more age-appropriate and increase the chances that they will want to read. These books will be used for self-selected reading in the classroom and for students to check out and read at home. The books for which I am requesting multiple copies will be for us to read and study together in class.

We know that without practice, struggling readers will never become good readers.

Without books they are both interested in and are able to read, they will probably choose not to read. In my first project, we received some interesting but challenging books in Spanish and I saw my students' motivation skyrocket. We need more of these high-interest books to keep them reading!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dias de perros / Dog Days • AKJ Books $10.21 2 $20.42
Esto es el colmo (The Last Straw: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Serie • AKJ Books $10.21 2 $20.42
Los dinosaurios mas inteligentes • AKJ Books $2.50 7 $17.50
Spanish Language Popular Series: Magic Treehouse • AKJ Books $18.32 1 $18.32
18 historias de princesas y de hadas / 18 Stories of Princes • AKJ Books $18.21 1 $18.21
Leones / Lions • AKJ Books $17.99 1 $17.99
Del renacuajo a la rana • AKJ Books $2.50 7 $17.50
Los dinosaurios mas mortiferos • AKJ Books $2.50 7 $17.50
Del huevo a la mariposa • AKJ Books $2.50 7 $17.50
Dinosaurios con plumas • AKJ Books $2.50 7 $17.50
Gigantes voladores de la epoca de los dinosaurios • AKJ Books $2.50 7 $17.50
See More Piramides Y Momias • AKJ Books $2.50 6 $15.00
Qu locura por la lectura! Judy Sierra, Yanitzia Cane • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Un mundo de monstruos / A World of Monsters • AKJ Books $11.64 1 $11.64
La ley de Rodrick (Rodrick Rules: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Serie • AKJ Books $10.21 1 $10.21
Un renacuajo (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Ser • AKJ Books $10.21 1 $10.21
Tierras Polares/ Polar Earth • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Oceanos Y Mares/ Oceans and Seas • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Ballenas Y Delfines/ Whales and Dolphins • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
Ambar en cuarto y sin su amigo / Amber Brown Goes Fourth • AKJ Books $7.99 1 $7.99
Junie B. Jones y su gran bocota (Junie B. Jones and Her Big • AKJ Books $3.64 2 $7.28
Junie B. Jones y el negocio del mono • AKJ Books $3.64 2 $7.28
Doble Fudge / Double Fudge • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Scholastic Explora Tu Mundo: Perritos y gatitos: (Spanish language edition of Scholastic Discover More: Puppies and Kittens) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Scholastic explora tu mundo: Crias de animales: (Spanish language edition of Scholastic Discover More: Animal Babies) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Are You My Mother/ Eres Tu Mi Mama? • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Explora America del Sur Molly Aloian, Bobbie Kalman • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Amelia Bedelia Peggy Parish, Fritz Siebel (Illustrator), Bar • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Alexander, Que De Ninguna Manera-Le Oyen?-Lo Dice En Serio!- • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Las aventuras de Marco Polo • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Stink y los Tenis Mas Apestosos del Mundo/ Stink and the Wor • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Comportate, Pablo Picasso!: (Spanish language edition of Just Behave, Pable Picasso!) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
El Capitan Calzoncillos y la asquerosa venganza de los Robocalzones Radioactivos: (Spanish language edition of Captain Underpants and the Revolting ... Radioactive Robo-Boxers) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Chickens/ Las Gallinas • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Frogs/ Ranas • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Las aventuras de Uuk y Gluk, cavernicolas del futuro y maestros de kung fu: (Spanish language edition of The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu ... (Captain Underpants) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $4.89 1 $4.89
Las aventuras del Capitán Calzoncillos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $4.89 1 $4.89
Junie B. En primer gado: Aloha, Ja!: (Spanish language edition of Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha!) (Junie B. En primer grado) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Los planetas / The Planets • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
About Space / Acerca del espacio • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
About Dinosaurs / Acerca de los dinosaurios • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Esta noche en el Titanic • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
Leones a la hora del almuerzo (Lions at Lunchtime: Magic Tre • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
El caballero del alba (The Knight at Dawn: Magic Tree House • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
Una tarde en el Amazonas (Afternoon on the Amazon) Mary Pope • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
Atardecer en el pueblo fantasma (Ghost Town at Sundown: Magi • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
Barcos vikingos al amanecer • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
La hora de los juegos olimpicos (Hour of the Olympics: Magic • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
Berto da la talla • AKJ Books $3.49 1 $3.49
Junie B. Jones es una peluquera • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
The Three Billy Goats Gruff/Los Tres Chivitos Carol Ottoleng • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Red Riding Hood / Caperucita Roja • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Deena y su centavo de la suerte (Deena''s Lucky Day) • AKJ Books $2.50 1 $2.50
Clifford me quiere • AKJ Books $2.50 1 $2.50
La Navidad alrededor del mundo (Christmas around the World) • AKJ Books $2.50 1 $2.50
Ojala Fuera un extraterrestre • AKJ Books $2.50 1 $2.50
Que sigue, Nina (What''s Next Nina) • AKJ Books $2.50 1 $2.50
El Cinco de Mayo • AKJ Books $2.50 1 $2.50
Dora the Explorer - El desfile di los animales • AKJ Books $2.50 1 $2.50
El sistema muscular (The Muscular System) • AKJ Books $2.50 1 $2.50
Martin Luther King Jr. • AKJ Books $2.50 1 $2.50
El aparato circulatorio (The Circulatory System) • AKJ Books $2.50 1 $2.50
La Gran Carrera de ponis (Dora SP) • AKJ Books $2.50 1 $2.50
La Sorprendente Mascota del Senor Perez • AKJ Books $2.50 1 $2.50
Trabajo (Work) • AKJ Books $2.50 1 $2.50
Matias,su Drugon de Arena y el Mar (Matt''sSand&SeaDragon) • AKJ Books $2.50 1 $2.50
Tu Arbol Genealogico (Your Family Tree) • AKJ Books $2.50 1 $2.50
El viaje submarino de Dora (Dora SP) • AKJ Books $2.50 1 $2.50
Gatos Salvajes C/Stickers • AKJ Books $2.50 1 $2.50
La Estrella Mas Brillante • AKJ Books $2.50 1 $2.50
La Merienda De Strawberry Shortcake • AKJ Books $2.50 1 $2.50
Un Novio Para Abuelita • AKJ Books $2.50 1 $2.50
A Frogs Life(Span) • AKJ Books $2.00 1 $2.00
La Familia De Clifford • AKJ Books $1.50 1 $1.50

Materials cost

$505.22

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$542.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.79

Total project goal

$638.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$638.59

1 Donor

-$638.59

Donations toward project cost

-$542.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$95.79

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 27 students.

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