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Ms. Arroyo from Elmwood Park IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

La Biblioteca de Maestra Arroyo

Help me give my students a language library.

  • $163 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My specific set of students all come from a hispanic background, and most come from low-income families. They are a low-income neighborhoods, and get to school on public transportation (if accessible), walking, or are in the neighborhood. They like to read and have discussions in class. They're silly and really love to be the center of attention regardless of who's around. They are very caring and very protective of me.

They truly like to take care of each other and make sure that each one is caught up and doing what they should be.

They also like to be competitive with each other in a way that encourages them and I really love that about them.

My Project

My students struggle with grasping basic reading skills, and reading levels. I would like to build them a library where one, I can make them accountable for their own reading success, and two I can help them enjoy reading without it feeling boring. Their library has no books in world languages, only English.

The majority of my students come from minority families, and don't have access to greater resources.

I would like to create a mini-library where the students can 'check-out' the books, and once they're done reading the book, I can check for comprehension. In turn they enjoy having resources, and I can assess and grow their reading levels.

Ms. Arroyo
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 120 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lipper International Kids' Book Caddy with Shelf, Gray • Amazon Business $44.94 1 $44.94
Fawn Hill Co. Rectangular Storage Box for Books | Cute Organizer Basket for Playroom, Closet, Kitchen, Classroom & Bedroom | Stylish Organization Bin Goes Great with Home Decor | Large • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
La araña muy ocupada (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.67 1 $8.67
The Rainbow Fish/Bi:libri - Eng/Spanish PB (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
La llama llama rojo pijama (Spanish language edition) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
¿Eres Mi Mama? (Bright & Early Board Books(TM)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Gingerbread Man: El Hombre de Pan de Jengibre – Bilingual English and Spanish Children's Fairy Tale Keepsake Stories, PreK–3 • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Little Red Hen: La Gallinita Roja - Bilingual English and Spanish Children's Fairy Tale Keepsake Stories, Pre K - 3 • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Little Red Riding Hood: Caperucita Roja – Bilingual English and Spanish Children's Fairy Tale Keepsake Stories, PreK–3 (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Jack and the Beanstalk: Juan y los Frijoles Magicos – Bilingual English and Spanish Children's Fairy Tale Keepsake Stories, PreK–3 • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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