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Mrs. Recinos from Danbury CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep the Love of Reading Alive!

Help me give my students the gift of reading in their native language to preserve their reading skills while they acquire English.

  • $330 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the best job in the world because my students are absolutely amazing. Every day they surprise me and inspire me. I am an ESL teacher and most of my students are recent arrivals to the United States. Some are happy to be here, and others have a hard time because the choice was not theirs and they miss home.

They often have huge odds stacked up against them, yet they persevere, and do it with such big smiles on their faces.

Not a day goes by that they don't impress with me with their intelligence and determination.

My Project

This is such an important project. All of my students are new to this country. They do not have the English skills to read the books they are interested in, and the books they can read in English are too babyish. Portuguese language books are so hard to find. I'm blessed to have access to many Spanish books but Portuguese is another story, and more than half my caseload is Portuguese speaking. I want them to be able to continue reading at a level appropriate to them, and with interesting books they will really enjoy. It's critical to their development.

Mrs. Recinos
Grades 3-5
More than half 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 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
O Gato Comeu (Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Os Prisioneiros de Ligrow: Uma Aventura Interestelar (Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
O Primeiro Gol (Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Quando eu era crianxe7a (Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Meu irmxe3o, minha sombra (Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
O Passarinho na Gaiola (Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Minha Famxedlia: Uma Famxedlia Americana e Brasileira (Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $12.53 1 $12.53
Sherlock Holmes adaptado para Crianxe7as : O Carbxfanculo Azul (Clxe1ssicos para Crianxe7as : Sherlock Holmes) (Volume 1) (Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Joxe3o quer ser o Messi: Um livro infantil sobre futebol e inspiraxe7xe3o (Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
El Gato ensombrerado ha regresado (The Cat in the Hat Comes Back Spanish Edition) (Beginner Books(R)) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
As Aventuras de Tom Sawyer: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Portuguese edition • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Monstros No Meu Armxe1rio: Mas Nxe3o por Muito Tempo! (Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
O Alquimista (Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $9.36 1 $9.36
O Amuleto: Uma aventura no Antigo Egito para crianxe7as (Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
Quando o cxe9u mudar de cor (Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Poesias para brincar (Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
A pedra verde (livro 1): Livro infantil ilustrado (7 a 12 anos) (As aventuras de Txano e Oscar) (Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
A Bruxa Xxeania (Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
Sherlock Holmes adaptado para Crianxe7as : O Silver Blaze (Clxe1ssicos para Crianxe7as) (Volume 2) (Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Sherlock Holmes adaptado para Crianxe7as : A Liga dos Homens Ruivos (Clxe1ssicos para Crianxe7as) (Volume 3) (Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
O Patinho Feio (Contos de Hans Christian Andersen) (Volume 10) (Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
As Crianxe7as de Essie e o Bezerro Rolante (Volume 1) (Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $5.55 1 $5.55
A Gata Que Curava: Portuguese Edition of the Healer Cat • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
A VERDADE SOBRE A ILHA GREEN (COLExc7xc3O JOVENS CURIOSOS) (Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Star Wars e o Monomito (Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $3.58 1 $3.58
Eu Amo Meu Papai: I Love My Dad - Portuguese Russian (Portuguese Russian Bilingual Collection) (Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $2.61 1 $2.61

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