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  • $560 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Carvajal
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

Fostering Lifelong Readers

My students need new high quality bilingual books, a total of 60 titles, to take home and read with their parents.

My Students

"Can I take this book home? " is the question I am frequently asked by my students. They are 5 and 6 year olds developing a love of reading in the classroom, but many of them do not have access to books at home.

My students are kindergarten and 1st grade students in a bilingual classroom.

The school that these students attend is situated in a highly dense poverty-stricken urban area. They are enthusiastic learners who are developing a love for reading. They love reading books and being read to. They frequently ask me to read them books they get from our classroom or school library. They have a great love for reading and want nothing more than to take these books home with them to enjoy with their family. Unfortunately, our school does not have enough books for these children to take home with them.

My Project

By providing students with the availability of books that they will be able to take home with them, this project will improve the quality of life and future for these children. This project will foster the lifelong practice of reading for these children and their families. In addition, it is my intent to initiate a home school reading program in which students will now have the opportunity to take quality bilingual books home to read with their parents.

As an educator, I believe it is my duty to foster and encourage academic growth in my classroom and at home.

This project will allow me to lend books to my students to read at home and begin a culture of reading at home. In addition, it is my intent to garner and cultivate this motivation and love for reading that my students have today to ensure that they continue to foster it throughout their lives.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bibunde • AKJ Books $7.36 1 $7.36
ABeCedario salvaje / Wild Alphabet • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Magali Por Fin Lo Sabe / Magali Finally knows • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
No te sientes bien, Sam?/ Don''t You Feel Well Sam? • AKJ Books $11.84 1 $11.84
Vuelo Del Quetzal / The Quetzal''s Journey • AKJ Books $12.54 1 $12.54
Barco de papel/ The Paper Boat • AKJ Books $11.09 1 $11.09
El ogro de Mariuchi / Mariuchi''s Ogre • AKJ Books $8.13 1 $8.13
Mi amor/ My Love • AKJ Books $6.29 1 $6.29
Monstruos De Visita • AKJ Books $5.55 1 $5.55
Diego y Dinosaurios (Diego&apos • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Dora explora el mundo • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
El safari de Diego • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Feliz cumpleanos, Dora! (Dora''s Big Birthday Adventure) Laur • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Navidad estelar de Dora Christine Ricci, A&amp • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Quiero a mi abuela! (Dora the Explorer Series) C • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
De la A a la Z por Jalisco / From A to Z in Jalisco • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Manuela Color Canela/ Cinnamon Girl • AKJ Books $11.09 1 $11.09
De la A a la Z por Mexico / From A to Z in Mexico • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Mouse Count / Cuenta de raton • AKJ Books $8.87 1 $8.87
Amigos / Friends • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
Clifford y la Hora del Bano / Clifford''s Bathtime • AKJ Books $2.95 2 $5.90
Si Y No En El Zoo/yes And No In The Zoo • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
At The Beach / Vamos a LA Play • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Eric & Julieta: Es Mio / It''s Mine • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
My Big Book of Spanish Words Rebecca Emberley • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
My First Book of Spanish Words • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
Very First Words in Spanish/ Mis primeras palabras en espano • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children''s Day/Book Day; Celebremos • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
Brava Olivia (With Sparkly Glitter Stickers) Tina Gallo, Dre • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Cuenta Con El Beisbol • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
Donde esta el regalito navideno de Bebe? (Where Is Babys Chr • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
La Navidad con Diego / Diego''s Family Christmas • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Que dia es? / What Day Is It? • AKJ Books $2.92 1 $2.92
My Grandma/Mi Abuelita Ginger Foglesong Guy, Vivi Escriva (I • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Un Cuento Del Mar/a Tale of the Sea • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Curious George Pinata Party (Bilingual) • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Whoever You Are/Quienquiera Que Seas • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
A Tu Ritmo / Wiggle • AKJ Books $10.35 1 $10.35
Amanda, Con Cien Pies Anda/ Amanda, With One Hundred Feet Go • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Buenas noches, Gorila / Goodnight Gorilla • AKJ Books $9.61 1 $9.61
Chicken Little • AKJ Books $7.03 1 $7.03
Camilla the Zebra • AKJ Books $11.06 1 $11.06
Cosita linda/ Cute Little Thing • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
Curious George and the Firefighters / Jorge el curioso y los • AKJ Books $2.95 2 $5.90
Curious George at the Aquarium / Jorge el curioso visita el • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Curious George Cleans Up (Bilingual) • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Curious George Plants a Seed (Bilingual) • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Curious George/Jorge El Curioso H. A. Rey • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
El Cocodrilo Lloron/the Weeping Crocodile • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
El Libro Apestoso (The Smelly Book • AKJ Books $11.83 1 $11.83
El Oso Que Amaba Los Libros/ the Bear Who Loves Books • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
El sapo que no queria comer/ The Toad That Refused to Eat • AKJ Books $11.09 1 $11.09
Frederick Leo Lionni, Ted Mlawer (Translator) • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Beauty and the Beast (Bilingual) Roser Ros, Cristina Losanto • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Buenos Dias! • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Ceniciento / Cinderello • AKJ Books $9.61 1 $9.61
The Hare and the Tortoise (La Liebre y la Tortuga) Chronicle • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
La Noche De Las Estrellas • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Marta y su dragon/ Martha and Her Dragon • AKJ Books $8.13 1 $8.13
Los pollitos dicen/ The chicks say • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65

Materials cost

$398.29

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$36.44

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$475.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.95

Total project goal

$559.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$559.65

9 Donors

-$549.64

Donations toward project cost

-$467.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.44

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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