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Ms. Duarte from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing The 4th Bilingual Grade Library

My students need need books to support their various reading levels through a growing library.

  • $273 goal

This project expired on January 29, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember going to a beautiful, serene library with new, crispy and shiny books? (I do!) This experience is unforgettable. I want to share this experience with my new students. With donations we will be able to accomplish this everlasting experience and make some more.

These 4th grade bilingual students are electric and charming.

This particular class loves to interact with each other in extracurricular activities like soccer. We attend a "bucket filling" school where students pursue acts of kindness to fill the hearts of others thus, they are bucket fillers. This concept is taken from the book "Have you Filled a Bucket Today: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids".We have plastic buckets all around the school to remind students that bucket filling is essential to our school community in embracing friendship,trust and love. An example of bucket filling is sending a smile.

My Project

With an acquired library, students will be able to read NEW books. Most of our books have been passed down from teacher to teacher. I want my students to be able to feel new books and want to read. Also, students will be able to share these experiences with their classmates. Reading is essential in every child's life and I want them to have the ability to read new books and want to read topics that will interest them.

If you read the previous paragraphs we will now ask you to be a BUCKET FILLER.

With this donation, an act of kindness, you will be able to fill the buckets of my 4th grade bilingual students.

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

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dolphins/Delfines • AKJ Books $5.18 1 $5.18
How Does an Earthquake Become a Tsunami? • AKJ Books $5.91 2 $11.82
Volcanoes David Armentrout, Patricia Armentrout • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Climate Change (True Books) • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Go Green! Lead the Way • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
The Drinking Gourd: A Story of the Underground Railroad • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Tut''s Mummy: Lostand Found • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Frogs/ Ranas • AKJ Books $5.18 1 $5.18
Hay algo mas grande que una ballena Azul?/ Is a blue Whale t • AKJ Books $11.83 1 $11.83
ALA/ALSC Notable Books • AKJ Books $20.69 1 $20.69
Tree Older Than You Are • AKJ Books $11.83 1 $11.83
Africa Mel Friedman • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Brother Eagle, Sister Sky: A Message from Chief Seattle Susa • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Christmas Around the World Mary D. Lankford, Karen Dugan (Il • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
If You Lived With the Iroquois • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
A Visual Dictionary of Native Communities Bobbie Kalman • AKJ Books $6.62 2 $13.24
A Drop in the Ocean: The Story of Water Jacqui Bailey, Matth • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
Earthquakes • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Betsy Ross'' Star • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Only One Year Andrea Cheng, Nicole Wong (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $12.54 1 $12.54
Frindle • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Multiplying Menace: The Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
Sir Cumference and All the King''s Tens • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
A Bad Case of Stripes • AKJ Books $9.61 1 $9.61
Bat Boy His Violin • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales • AKJ Books $11.06 1 $11.06
Ms. Coco Is Loco! (My Weird School Series #16) Dan Gutman, J • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95

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