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Mrs. H. from Barrington IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fostering a Passion for Bi-Cultural Literacy

My students need bi-cultural books to help immerse them in the culture and language.

  • $580 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students all come from very different backgrounds and experiences. However, they all come together in the classroom for one goal; to become biliterate, bi-cultural and bilingual. Half of my class are native English speakers and half are native Spanish speakers. However, lanague is no barrier when it comes to collaborating in my classroom. Both English and Spanish speakers help each other by translating for one another.

My students come to class every day with great enthusiasm!

They will brighten up your day if you step into our classroom. They like to play, collaborate, build, explore and learn! They are very curious about their surroundings but in particular about langauge!

My Project

One of the goals of the language program in our district is for our students to become bi-cultural citizens. They are not just learning a language; we want them to be immersed in the culture as well. I expose my students to the culture in numerous ways. A great way to expose them to culture is through literacy! Literacy makes that exposure so much more captivating for them. Through bi-cultural literacy, they will be exposed to the culture, traditions, customs, foods, arts, and holidays.

Exposure to bi-cultural literacy will further support my student’s cognizance and appreciation for the culture and language.

I will use these books in my classroom to expose my students to the language and culture by reading them out loud and creating extensions from those books. During the extensions, we dive deep into the content of the book with hands-on projects to expand their understanding of the concept. These types of extensions usually include a directed drawing with a writing component attached to it, or a fun educational craft. These books will be accessible to my students. They will have a home in our classroom library for the students to read and look at during our school day.

Mrs. H.
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
La Flor del Día de los Tres Reyes Magos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Danza!: Amalia Hernández and Mexico's Folkloric Ballet • Amazon Business $15.45 1 $15.45
La Leyenda de Los Reyes Magos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Las estrellas de los Reyes Magos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin • Amazon Business $14.43 1 $14.43
Mamá, eres # ¡genial! / Mom, You Are Awesome! (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
The Bakery Lady/LA Senora De LA Panaderia (Pinata Bilingual Picture Books) (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.86 1 $13.86
Los vestidos de mamá (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
Como agua para chocolate (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended) • Amazon Business $13.36 1 $13.36
Don Quijote para siempre / Don Quixote Forever (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.44 1 $12.44
Diego Rivera: His World and Ours • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
Paco Yunque (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Sipo y Nopo: Un cuento de Luna (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Mamá, ¿por qué nadie es como nosotros? / Mom, Why Is Nobody Like Us? (Spanish Edition) (Serie Morada) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
De como dicen que fue hecho el mar (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
De como dicen que fue hecho el mar (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Waiting for the Biblioburro/Esperando el Biblioburro: (Spanish-English bilingual edition) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
El Tapiz De Abuela (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Todo es canción: Antología poética (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
La Familia Cool: El tesoro más valioso / The Most Valuable Treasure • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
What Can You Do With a Rebozo?/¿Qué puedes hacer con un rebozo? (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
What Can You Do with a Paleta / ¿Qué Puedes Hacer con una Paleta? • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I Love Saturdays y domingos • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Cosechando esperanza: La historia de César Chávez (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Guacamole: Un poema para cocinar / A Cooking Poem (Bilingual Cooking Poems) • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94
The Day of the Dead / El Dia De Los Muertos • Amazon Business $7.90 1 $7.90
Clatter Bash! A Day of the Dead Celebration (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
Celebra la Navidad y el Día de los Reyes Magos con Pablo y Carlitos (Cuentos Para Celebrar / Stories To Celebrate) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
El Mejor Mariachi Del Mundo • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
Arroz con leche: canciones y ritmos populares de América Latina Popular Songs and Rhymes From Latin America (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
I Remember Abuelito: A Day of the Dead Story / Yo Recuerdo a Abuelito: Un Cuento del Día de los Muertos (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Cinco De Mouse-O! (Mouse (Holiday House)) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Marco's Cinco De Mayo (Cloverleaf Books - Holidays and Special Days) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Dog Who Loved Tortillas: La perrita que le encantaban las tortillas (Little Diego Book) • Amazon Business $6.10 1 $6.10
Cinco De Mayo (Rookie Read-About Holidays) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Whoever You Are/Quienquiera que seas • Amazon Business $5.44 1 $5.44
Me llamo María Isabel • Amazon Business $4.24 1 $4.24
Qué cosas dice mi abuela: (Spanish language edition of The Things My Grandmother Says) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Fiesta Time! (Celebrating Cinco de Mayo) • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49

Materials cost

$455.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$492.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.92

Total project goal

$579.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$579.46

3 Donors

-$579.46

Donations toward project cost

-$492.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$86.92

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$0.00

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