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Ms. Niedzwiecki from Kansas City MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

#GivingTuesday for Spanish Beginning Chapter Book Series

Help me give my students three beginning chapter book series in Spanish: Billie B. Brown, Geronimo Stilton, and My Weird School.

  • $432 goal

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My Students

Walking into our classroom, you are likely to see students scattered around the room. While a small group is working at my teacher table exploring a concept with hands-on materials, the rest of the class is engaged in independent work, collaboration, or educational games.

My third-grade students are eager to learn but generally come to my classroom working one to two years below grade level.

We work hard to close the gap and meet grade level expectations in just nine months.

My students attend a dual language school in a low-income district where every child receives a free breakfast and lunch. In my room, they learn reading and math in Spanish. In addition to mastering content, students must work hard to read, write, listen, and speak in two languages.

My Project

This project will give my students three new early chapter book series to choose from: Billie B. Brown, Geronimo Stilton, and My Weird School. All three of these series are available in Spanish and are very popular.

By third grade, students WANT to be reading chapter books.

It is a particular struggle for students who are reading below grade level. They see their peers reading chapter books and they want to do the same. Right now, my classroom library has few options for these students. Specifically, I do not have any early chapter books that appeal to boys. Geronimo Stilton and My Weird School will be choices that all students can enjoy.

Getting students into reading now, in third grade, will make a lasting influence on their reading habits. I focus on series because I want students to be able to love one book, then know that there is another waiting for them to read afterwards. This hunger to read another and another is what will keep them reading for life!

Ms. Niedzwiecki
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Billie es fantástica / Billie is fantastic • AKJ Education $15.99 1 $15.99
LAS BRUJAS PEREJIL • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
La Amenaza Del Planeta Burgo / Alien Escape • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
¡Dinosaurio dormilón, no atrapa ratón! (Don't Wake The Dinosaur) • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Billie es una campeona / Billie is a champion • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Billie B. es muy lista / Billie B. is Very Smart • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Billie B. es muy curiosa / Billie B. is Very Curious • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Billie B. Es La Mejor/The Pocket Money Blues/The Birthday Mix-Up • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
LA CASA ENCANTADA • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Por mil huesecillos, como pesa el brontosaurio! / Don't Wake the Dinosaur! • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Por mil mamuts, se me congela la cola! / The Fast and the Frozen • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
¡BIEN HECHO, JACK! • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Quita las patas de la piedra de fuego! / The Stone of Fire • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Billie b. es increíble • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
¡NO TE PREOCUPES, JACK! • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Billie B. Es Muy Ingeniosa • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Estas de lava hasta el cuello, stiltonut! / Help, I'm in Hot Lava! • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Billie B. es genial • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Los Cosmorratones 6. El misterio del planeta sumergido • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Los Cosmorratones 7. ¡Peligro, basura espacial! • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
¡Pulposauria glotona peligra mi cola ratona! • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
La extraterrestre y el capitán stiltonix / You're Mine, Captain! • AKJ Education $8.39 1 $8.39
Escalofríos En La Montaña Rusa / Ride For Your Life! • AKJ Education $8.39 1 $8.39
Cuatro Ratones En La Selva Negra/ Four Mice in the Deep Jungle • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
El Castillo De Zampachicha Miaumiau/ Cat and Mouse in a Haun • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Se me ha roto el trotosaurio! / The Great Mouse Race • AKJ Education $7.86 1 $7.86
LA SEÑORITA LULÚ NO SABE NI LA U! (Miss Daisy Is Crazy!) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
LA SEÑORITA RIQUI ES UN POCO FRIQUI! (Ms. Hannah Is Bananas!) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
EL DIRECTOR ESTÁ CADA VEZ PEOR! (Mr. Klutz Is Nuts!) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
ALERTA: CHALADA SUELTA EN LA BIBLIOTECA! (Mrs. Roopy Is Loopy!) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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