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Mrs. Petrocci from Saranac Lake NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Free Reading Expansion Project

Help me give my students more variety in our classroom library! We want books that will appeal to all students!

  • $270 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our district is nestled in a beautiful, serene village in a rural part of the state. We love where we live, but we don't have state of the art education budgets and we miss out on some of the bigger cultural opportunities that students in more metropolitan areas receive. We want to have the same opportunities to learn about Hispanic and Latino cultures that other areas have. We want to improve our foreign language exposure and embrace diversity!

Many of the students in our world language programs have not had the opportunity to see how useful a second language can be in their lives.

They have limited interaction with languages, other than English, outside of our classroom door. They would greatly benefit from having meaningful, comprehensible and interesting materials in the classroom to inspire their interest in learning Spanish. Ultimately, it is my hope to expand our free voluntary reading (FVR) library to offer more books and magazines on a variety of requested topics and levels.

My Project

Reading is the best way to acquire a second language. I began our classroom library last year and started a free reading program in our Spanish class. This year, I plan to have students read 4 days a week!

While our classroom library is off to a great start, there are still some students who have trouble finding a book that will captivate their attention.

Graphic novels, biographies, non-fiction and even children's books are big requests and I would love to be able to offer more of these options to my students. Please consider donating to create more options for my students!

Mrs. Petrocci
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
El Pombero: Una leyenda paraguaya (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Cuentos cortos Volume 2: Flash Fiction in Spanish for Novice and Intermediate Levels (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Gritos en Granada (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.00 2 $12.00
La periodista (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Jackie Robinson: Gran pionero del béisbol (Biografias Graficas) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Bajo el Agua • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Las sombras: Corre y no mires atras (Las apariencias enga?an) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
La ofrenda de Sofía (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Meche y las ballenas: A novel for intermediate learners of Spanish (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Secretos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
El mensaje (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Hockey: Grandes momentos, récords y datos (Grandes deportes) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
La última prueba (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Ahorita (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Futbol Americano En Accion (Deportes En Accion) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Turno al Bate en el Beisbol (Deportes Para Principiantes) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32
El Capitán Calzoncillos y el perverso plan del Profesor Pipicaca (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
National Geographic Readers: Los Delfines (Dolphins) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Grandes Migraciones: Las Ballenas (Great Migrations: Whales) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Balanceate, Perezoso! (Swing, Sloth!) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Los Gatos vs. Los Perros (Cats vs. Dogs) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Los Pingüinos (Penguins) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Los Tiburones (Sharks) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
El Capitán Calzoncillos y la ridícula historia de los seres del inodoro morado (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.90 1 $4.90
National Geographic Readers: Los Volcanes (L2) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Las aventuras del Capitán Calzoncillos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49

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