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Mrs. Sebastian from Colorado Springs CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Great Literature for Amazing Students

Help me give my students some great books to read at home and school.

  • $457 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with a wonderfully diverse group of students who bring a wide range of experiences and backgrounds into the classroom. These differences provide many opportunities for learning from each other, but also present challenges in the form of different learning styles and abilities.

At our Title I school in Colorado, 100 percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch with many students receiving backpack food on the weekends.

Our school is located in a low socioeconomic area with a high crime rate.

Even with so many hardships, my students are eager to learn and do their best. They want to be in school because they understand the importance of getting a good education for their futures. Providing a safe and rich learning environment for my students is my number one priority.

My Project

My English language learners want to communicate in English so they can be successful here in America. As my students read bilingual books and other amazing literature, they can learn new words and see the grammatical patterns in English helping them learn the language more quickly.

Bilingual books and other wonderful literature will help my ESL students feel accepted and comfortable while they take on the daunting challenge of becoming proficient in English.

Celebrate my students' native culture and language through books helps them feel valued and comfortable creating an optimal learning environment. Books are a great way to help my students gain background knowledge, learn vocabulary, and share interests with others.

Mrs. Sebastian
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 30 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jot & Mark Library Book Card and Pocket Holder Kit | For Organizing Lending Catalogs, Libraries, and Checkouts, Set of 100 each • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Asante Claws: A Swahili Christmas Story • Amazon Business $12.00 2 $24.00
Magic Tree House Volumes 21-24 Boxed Set: American History Quartet (Magic Tree House (R)) • Amazon Business $17.26 1 $17.26
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 9-12: Dolphins at Daybreak, Ghost Town at Sundown, Lions at Lunchtime, and Polar Bears Past Bedtime • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Skazki Andersena. Andersen's Fairy Tales. Bilingual Book in Russian and English: Dual Language Picture Book for Kids (Russian-English Edition) ... Books for Kids (Russian Edition) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 13-16: Vacation Under the Volcano, Day of the Dragon King, Viking Ships at Sunrise, and Hour of the Olympics • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
Tornado Terror (I Survived True Stories #3): True Tornado Survival Stories and Amazing Facts from History and Today • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
Nauka v skazkah. Science in Fairy Tales. Bilingual Book in English and Russian: Dual Language Picture Book for Kids (Russian/English Edition) (Russian Edition) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
My Mom is Awesome (english russian kids books, russian baby books): bilingual russian books, russian for children (English Russian Bilingual Collection) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Nature Attacks! (I Survived True Stories #2) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Wild Swans – Dikie lebedi. Bilingual children's book adapted from a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen (English – Russian) ( • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Sleep Tight, Little Wolf – Lala salama, mbwa mwitu mdogo (English – Swahili): Bilingual children's book, age 2-4 and up, with mp3 audiobook for download (Sefa Picture Books in two languages) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Wheels -The Friendship Race (english russian book, russian childrens books): Russian for kids, Russian baby books (English Russian Bilingual Collection) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Kinyarwanda Truck and Car Children's Book: 20 Trucks and Cars to Make Your Child Smile • Amazon Business $9.45 1 $9.45
Morozko. Jack Frost - Bilingual Russian/English Folk Tale: Russian Fairy Tale. Dual Language Illustrated Children's Book • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales. Skazki brat'ev Grimm. Bilingual book in Russian and English: Dual Language Illustrated Book for Children (Russian and English Edition) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Kinyarwanda-English/English-Kinyarwanda Dictionary & Phrasebook • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13: Meltdown • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
Diary of a Roblox Noob: Fortnite • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Little Fox's Big Day: Mbweha Mdogo Siku ya Shangwe (Swahili Edition) • Amazon Business $7.25 1 $7.25
Kinyarwanda Children's Book: Alice in Wonderland (English and Kinyarwanda Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Swahili Children's Book: The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz (Swahili and English Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Train Wreck: Kansas, 1892 (Survivors) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Swahili Children's Book: Treasure Island (Swahili and English Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Swahili Children's Book: Alice in Wonderland (English and Swahili Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Diary of a Roblox Noob: Fortnite Battle Royale • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Getaway • Amazon Business $6.73 1 $6.73
Bilingual English - Russian Book For Children: What Is My Little One Called?: Animals and Their babies (Bilingual English - Russian Books For Children) • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70
I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 (I Survived #15) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967 (I Survived #17) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Whale vs. Giant Squid (Who Would Win?) • Amazon Business $3.92 1 $3.92
Who Would Win? Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark • Amazon Business $3.67 1 $3.67

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