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Mrs. Martinez from Phoenix AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fiesta Bowl - Creating Dual Language Libraries Bilingual Scholars!

Help me give my students the opportunity to access Dual Language Resources and Materials.

  • $5,879 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am so grateful for all my students that their language is valued and respected in our school.

I am proud and inspired each time I hear them articulating, in clear and sophisticated Spanish, a topic about Science or about the character’s motive in a book we’ve read together.

I am overwhelmed with joy when I see my students´ parents, and others, filled with joy and surprise as we sing traditional Spanish songs during our brain breaks, the keeping alive of their home culture, in a country that still doesn’t feel quite like home.

Dual language programs like ours at DHElementary provide an incredible opportunity to desegregate our schools and empower all of our students to learn from each other.

My Project

I am requesting Spanish books for our Dual Language classrooms to help bilingual children build literacy in both languages as much as possible. Bilingual children, in particular, would benefit greatly from a bilingual story time in our classroom. Not only would such a story time offer children who the same language the chance to gather, but it would also help with literacy, cultural appreciation and a sense of community. As a teacher, I can strengthen this process even further when I read the same books out loud and discuss the storyline in their particular languages.

Our children need bilingual resources available to them in today’s day and age.

Rather than having to choose books in one language over another, we can give them the unique opportunity to select from a selection of dual language materials. When bilingual books are readily available around the house and in classrooms, bilingual children are given opportunities to become literate in a natural and fluid way. They are given the chance to use both of their languages in powerful ways to build overall comprehension.

Before we know it, our bilingual children will be reading up a storm in both of their languages!

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

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This project will reach 160 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC347BU - Flex-Space Comfy Couch - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $279.00 1 $279.00
Animals That Live in Bilingual Collection • Nasco $224.95 1 $224.95
TIME for Kids Nonfiction Readers Spanish Complete Set Grade 3 • Nasco $219.95 1 $219.95
Dork Diaries Books 1-11 (Plus 3 1/2): Dork Diaries 1; Dork Diaries 2; Dork Diaries 3; Dork Diaries 3 1/2; Dork Diaries 4; Dork Diaries 5; Dork Diaries ... Diaries 9; Dork Diaries 10; Dork Diaries 11 • Amazon Business $106.08 2 $212.16
TIME FOR KIDS® Informational Text Grade 1 Readers Spanish 30-Book Set (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $179.70 1 $179.70
TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers Grade 2 (30 Bk Set) Spanish • AKJ Education $179.35 1 $179.35
Let's Explore Life Science Grades K-1 Spanish, 10-Book Set (Science Readers: Content and Literacy) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $55.80 3 $167.40
Todo sobre mí (Me, Myself, and I) 6-Book Set (Language Arts) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $25.30 6 $151.80
Diario de Greg (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) (11 Books) • AKJ Education $148.07 1 $148.07
Biografías de estadounidenses (American Biographies) (16 Books) • AKJ Education $119.60 1 $119.60
Biomes and Ecosystems Set: 5 Titles (Classroom Library Collections) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $39.80 3 $119.40
Que Fue…(What Was….?) (14 Books) • AKJ Education $115.13 1 $115.13
Healthy You Set Grades 1-2 Spanish (Science Readers) (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $56.86 2 $113.72
Early Childhood Concepts Spanish Set: Grades PreK-2 (Classroom Library Collections) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $104.40 1 $104.40
La casa del arbol (Magic Tree House) (23 Books) • AKJ Education $103.08 1 $103.08
Rising Reader Leveled Single Copy Book Set - Science Vol. 1 Spanish Levels A-D - Set of 12 • Nasco $49.95 2 $99.90
Rising Reader Leveled Single Copy Book Set - Science Vol. 2 Spanish Levels D-I - Set of 12 • Nasco $49.95 2 $99.90
Quien Fue? (Who Was?) (14 Books) • AKJ Education $95.67 1 $95.67
Equality for All Spanish Set: Grades 1-2 (Social Studies Readers) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $47.76 2 $95.52
Let's Explore Earth & Space Science Grades 4-5 Spanish, 10-Book Set (Science Readers: Content and Literacy) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $89.90 1 $89.90
STEM Grade 1: 10-Book Spanish Set (Teacher Created Materials Library) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $89.90 1 $89.90
Desastres naturales (Natural Disasters) 6-Book Set (Language Arts) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $44.94 2 $89.88
El Capitan Calzoncillos (Captain Underpants) (10 Books) • AKJ Education $44.82 2 $89.64
Historia de Estados Unidos (History of the United States) (6 Books) • AKJ Education $43.99 2 $87.98
Países y regiones (Countries and Regions) 6-Book Set (Language Arts) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $40.99 2 $81.98
Basics of Matter Set: 5 Titles (Classroom Library Collections) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $39.80 2 $79.60
The Human Body Set: 5 Titles (Classroom Library Collections) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $39.80 2 $79.60
Neighbors in Space Set: 5 Titles (Classroom Library Collections) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $39.80 2 $79.60
Forces in Nature Spanish Set: 5 Titles (Classroom Library Collections) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $39.80 2 $79.60
Captain Underpants: 10 Book Set • Amazon Business $38.95 2 $77.90
Roald Dahl Author Study (9 Books) Spanish • AKJ Education $77.48 1 $77.48
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 12 Books Complete Collection Set Box of Books NEW 2018 Edition • Amazon Business $74.99 1 $74.99
Tengo curiosidad sobre (I'm Curious About) 6-Book Set (Language Arts) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $21.39 3 $64.17
Habitats Set (Spanish Edition) (eBook) • AKJ Education $59.75 1 $59.75
Who Would Win? Series Complete 10 Book Set with Wasp Vs Hornet and Nine More Titles (See Description for Titles Included) (Who Would Win?) • Amazon Business $57.63 1 $57.63
Beloved Authors (5 Bk Set) Spanish • AKJ Education $27.65 2 $55.30
Ordinary People Change the World Gift Set • Amazon Business $27.60 2 $55.20
Strong Girls Gift Set (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $27.43 2 $54.86
Judy Moody (9 Books) Spanish • AKJ Education $53.54 1 $53.54
Artesanías y cultura (Crafts and Culture) 6-Book Set (Language Arts) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.56 3 $52.68
Forces in Nature Spanish Set: 5 Titles (Classroom Library Collections) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $39.80 1 $39.80
Rebekah - Niña Detective Libros 1-8: Divertida Historias de Misterio para Niños Entre 9-12 Años (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.95 2 $33.90
Center Enterprises Inc. - Jumbo Rewards Set Stamp Caddy Spanish • Teachers' School Supply $14.99 2 $29.98
Beverly Cleary Author Study (5 Books) Spanish • AKJ Education $25.40 1 $25.40
GG979 - Spanish Self-Inking Teacher Stamps • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

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