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Mrs. Roumasset from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning in Lots of Languages

Help me give my students bilingual books that help provide students with a positive cultural identity and lessons that teach students to be their personal best!

  • $503 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a school that serves K-8 students in a low-income, high crime area. My students are excited to come to school each day to learn! At our school we teach our students that they have the power! They have the power to grow their brains each day and that college is for certain!

My students love anything that is engaging, hands-on, and interactive.

These students show grit by coming to school each day ready to tackle any challenges they might face. It is my responsibility to create a safe learning environment where students learn how to properly communicate with each other through positive interactions. As their teacher, I hope that I can teach them that they can accomplish anything they put their mind to!

My Project

To help our Spanish-speaking parents better support their scholar’s education, I want to invite parents to come read to our class. Hoping to instill a sense of positive cultural identity, I want to provide books that are both in English and Spanish for the parents to read. I am hoping that parent volunteers will feel more empowered to support their child’s academic success and create more positive connections with the other students in our class. By reading in Spanish, the volunteers can demonstrate that their language and culture are valued in the classroom which also promotes appreciation and respect for our Latino classmates. The whiteboard easel will help the volunteers have the space they need to create activities that help instill the lessons from the books into my scholars.

The bilingual books will teach all students about respect, acceptance, family pride, and other important values.

Mrs. Roumasset
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Luxor L330 Classroom Whiteboard Stand with Storage Bins • My Binding $133.36 1 $133.36
Viva Frida (Morales, Yuyi) • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Maria Had a Little Llama / María Tenía Una Llamita (Pura Belpre Honor Books - Illustration Honor) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
My Tata's Guitar/ La Guitarra de Mi Tata (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.91 1 $15.91
Mis Abuelos Y Yo / My Grandparents And I (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $15.64 1 $15.64
The Party for Papa Luis / La Fiesta Para Papa Luis (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
Pio Peep! Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes Book and CD: Bilingual Spanish-English • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Sweet Dreams/Dulces Suenos: Bilingual Spanish-English (My Family/ Mi Familia) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
I Love to Tell the Truth Me Encanta Decir la Verdad (English Spanish Bilingual childrens books, spanish kids books): spanish childrens books, ... books (English Spanish Bilingual Collection) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
El Pez Arco Iris / The Rainbow Fish Bilingual Paperback Edition • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Quinito's Neighborhood/El Vecindario de Quinito • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
La Catrina: Emotions - Emociones (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.54 1 $9.54
La oruga muy hambrienta/The Very Hungry Caterpillar: bilingual board book (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Cuckoo/Cuc£: A Mexican Folktale/Un cuento folkl¢rico mexicano • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
The Day of the Dead / El Dia De Los Muertos: A Bilingual Celebration (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Family Pictures, 15th Anniversary Edition / Cuadros de Familia, Edición Quinceañera • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
¡Si, Se Puede! / Yes, We Can!: Janitor Strike in L.A. (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Icy Watermelon/Sandia Fria (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Gathering the Sun: An Alphabet In Spanish And English • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day; Celebremos El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros (Bilingual Spanish-English) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
De Colores: Bright with Colors (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
I Like It When . . . /Me gusta cuando . . . • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$359.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.85

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$427.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.41

Total project goal

$502.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$502.73

4 Donors

-$502.73

Donations toward project cost

-$427.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.41

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$0.00

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