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

Help Cantonese/Mandarin Speaking Students Enjoy Stories

The cost of the billingual books is $268, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $268 goal

This project expired on July 9, 2007.

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I have a large population of Chinese students at my school near Chinatown. I see students from PreK to 2nd grade, and there are 5 classes of each grade level. Many of the students are new to the USA and are not able to understand or read in English. I have begun a small section of English/Chinese bilingual books which are checked out by all students. I have also enlisted older students to read the stories on tape in both Cantonese and in Mandarin. I then read the story in English so that the student can begin to pick up some English vocabulary and skills. They can listen to these stories at a listening center. I would like to increase this collection so the students will have a greater variety from which to choose. The materials I will need which can be ordered from are as follows; The Wibbly Wobbly Tooth Mei Ling's Hiccups Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Lima's Red Hot Chilli The Swirling Hijaab What Shall We Do with the Boo-Hoo Baby? Ellie's Secret Diary-Don't Bully Me! Badger's Parting Gifts Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? Monkey King Vol Sleeping Beauty Rescuers Down Under This benefits the new students and those who are proficient in both languages. Since Mandarin is taught as a second language even non-native speakers benefit by finding characters that they have learned. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.

Ms. Babuskow
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ellie's Secret Diary Don't Bully Me • Asia for Kids $17.95 1 $17.95
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves • Asia for Kids $16.95 1 $16.95
Monkey King Vol 3 • Asia for Kids $16.95 1 $16.95
Badger's Parting Gifts • Asia for Kids $16.95 1 $16.95
The Wibbly Wobbly Tooth • Asia for Kids $12.99 1 $12.99
Mei Ling's Hiccups • Asia for Kids $12.95 1 $12.95
Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? • Asia for Kids $12.95 1 $12.95
What Shall We Do with the Boo-hoo Baby? • Asia for Kids $12.95 1 $12.95
The Swirling Hajib • Asia for Kids $12.95 1 $12.95
Lima's Red hot Chilli • Asia for Kids $12.95 1 $12.95
Head, Shoulders, Knees, and toes • Asia for Kids $12.95 1 $12.95
Sleeping Beauty • Asia for Kids $9.99 1 $9.99
Rescuers down Under • Asia for Kids $9.99 1 $9.99

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