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Ms. Guzmán from Bloomfield CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hola! Spanish Learners Need Books!

Help me give my students all these wonderful books to take them beyond the walls of our classroom as we study and read about different countries, cultures, and learn Spanish!

  • $523 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of my students receive free or reduced-price lunches. Our academy students are the very best mixture of students coming from different towns and with varied experiences. It is this that makes for the perfect mix of cultures and traditions.

When they visit my classroom, I make it a place where we can learn to value cultures through the exploration of Spanish-speaking countries, the language, food, and cultures.

Just the other day, I had a discussion with one class about the uniqueness of our school. In that particular class, there is one Caucasian student. The rest, including myself, are minority students. The beauty of it was that they did not recognize this until I pointed it out; it lead to a beautiful discussion about Hispanic culture.

My Project

I teach Spanish to students in PreK-5th grade, inspiring students to learn about the language and cultures through the use of books. The books selected will be used to introduce new topics, review information, or be used for free reading for older students.

Being a museum-themed magnet school, the use of books to inspire artifact building for our exhibition nights is something that I hope to incorporate as a collaboration with the art instructor at the school.

This project will not only help better my practice, but it will also help my students develop and/or enhance skills utilized in other disciplines. These books will continue to enhance the print-rich classroom that I strive to create. My classroom library is a place that my students really enjoy. I read on the carpet to them, they complete work there, and they read independently! Every student book that is placed in my library is treated with love and care, and they are thankful for the opportunities to read.

Ms. Guzmán
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Reading Recovery Spanish Level 2 (10 bk set) • AKJ Education $56.49 1 $56.49
Eric Carle (7 books) Spanish • AKJ Education $41.10 1 $41.10
Leo Lionni Author Study (4 Books) Spanish • AKJ Education $38.10 1 $38.10
Wordless Books (6 Books) Spanish • AKJ Education $31.38 1 $31.38
Mo Willems Author Study (4 Books) Spanish • AKJ Education $29.90 1 $29.90
Doreen Cronin Author Study (4 Books) Spanish • AKJ Education $27.65 1 $27.65
Jorge el Curioso (Curious George) (6 books) Spanish • AKJ Education $26.14 1 $26.14
Froggy se viste (Froggy Gets Dressed) • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
A Kid's Guide to Latino History More Than 50 Activities • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
Bilingual Fairy Tales (5 Books) Spanish • AKJ Education $14.93 1 $14.93
Si le das una galletita a un ratón (If You Give A Mouse A Cookie) • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Si le haces una fiesta a una cerdita (If You Give a Pig a Party) • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Si le das un panecillo a un alce (If You Give a Moose a Muffin) • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
¡Pío Peep! (Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes) • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Celebrating Cinco De Mayo • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
Eres tu mi mama (Are Your My Mother?) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Si llevas un raton a la escuela (If You Take a Mouse to School) • AKJ Education $7.14 1 $7.14
El mejor cumpleanos (Best Birthday) • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Un día de nieve (The Snowy Day) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Adelita A Mexican Cinderella Story (Spanish Edition) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Legend of the Poinsettia • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Day of the Dead / El Dia de los Muertos • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Chica Chica Bum Bum Abc (Chicka Chicka Boom Boom ABC) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
¡Corre, perro, corre! (Go Dog, Go) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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