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Mrs. Martinez from Porter TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning in Two Languages

My students need English and Spanish dictionaries and early chapter books.

  • $2,171 goal

This project expired on December 29, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are bright, energetic, and ready to learn! Our school is a Title I school where 65% of the students are on free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch.

Many students in our community have been displaced because of Hurricane Harvey and are living with family members and are struggling financially and emotionally.

Over half of our 850 students are English language learners and in the Dual Language Program. In this program, students spend 50% of their time at school learning in English, and 50% of their time at school learning in Spanish.

Even with all of the obstacles, our school just received the distinction of being a No Excuses University School and we take pride in encouraging our students to plan and work toward continuing their education after High School!

My Project

Out students are part of a dual language program where they are learning in both English and Spanish. Our second language learners need many supports to help them write and speak in their second language. These beginning picture dictionaries will support them as they learn to speak and write in another language.

These dictionaries will help them learn vocabulary needed to communicate both orally and in written form.

The early chapter books from the Katie Woo Series and the Magic Tree House series will engage them as they learn to become more efficient readers. Lack of vocabulary is something that inhibits comprehension. These dictionaries will also help our students learn the meaning of an unknown word they come across when reading by connecting it to a word they already know in their first language.

Mrs. Martinez
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 140 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Collins Primary Dictionaries — Collins Primary Illustrated Spanish Dictionary • Amazon Business $14.95 10 $149.50
Collins Very First Spanish Dictionary (Collins Primary Dictionaries) • Amazon Business $9.95 9 $89.55
Tigres: Libro de imágenes asombrosas y datos curiosos sobre los Tigres para niños (Serie Acuérdate de mí) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 8 $79.92
Adiós a Goldie (Katie Woo en Español) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 8 $55.60
La casa del árbol # 24:Terremoto al amanecer / Earthquake in the Early Morning (Spanish Edition) (Magic Tree House) (La Casa Del Arbol / Magic Tree House) • Amazon Business $5.99 8 $47.92
La casa del árbol # 2 El Caballero del Alba (Spanish Edition) (La Casa Del Arbol / Magic Tree House) • Amazon Business $5.99 8 $47.92
La casa del árbol # 20 Perros salvajes a la hora de la cena / Dingoes at Dinnertime (Spanish Edition) (La Casa Del Arbol / Magic Tree House) • Amazon Business $5.99 8 $47.92
La casa del árbol # 22: Guerra revolucionaria en miercoles / Revolutionary War on Wednesday (La Casa Del Arbol / Magic Tree House) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.99 8 $47.92
La casa del árbol # 9 Delfines al amanecer / Dolphins at Daybreak (Spanish Edition) (La Casa Del Arbol / Magic Tree House) • Amazon Business $5.99 8 $47.92
La casa del árbol # 13 Vacaciones al pie de un volcán / Vacation Under the Volcano (Spanish Edition) (La Casa Del Arbol / Magic Tree House) • Amazon Business $5.99 8 $47.92
La casa del árbol # 6 Una tarde en el Amazonas (Spanish Edition) (La Casa Del Arbol / Magic Tree House) • Amazon Business $5.99 8 $47.92
La casa del árbol # 8 Medianoche en la Luna (Spanish Edition) (La Casa Del Arbol / Magic Tree House) • Amazon Business $5.99 8 $47.92
La casa del árbol # 19 Tigres al anochecer / Tigers at Twilight (Spanish Edition) (La Casa Del Arbol / Magic Tree House) • Amazon Business $5.99 8 $47.92
Dinosaurios al atardecer (Casa del arbol) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.88 8 $47.04
La casa del árbol # 23 Tornado en martes/Twister on Tuesday (Spanish Edition) (La Casa Del Arbol/Magic Tree House) • Amazon Business $5.63 8 $45.04
La casa del árbol # 16 La hora de los Juegos Olímpicos / Hour of the Olympics (Spanish Edition) (La Casa Del Arbol / Magic Tree House) • Amazon Business $5.08 8 $40.64
Eva y la nueva lechuza: Un libro de la serie Branches (Diario de una Lechuza #4) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 8 $39.92
Ricitos de Moho y los tres barbosos: A Branches Book (Princesa Rosada y el Reino de Mentirita #1) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 8 $39.92
Cuaperucita Roja: A Branches Book (Princesa Rosada y el Reino de Mentirita #2) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.53 8 $36.24
Es Dia De Feria, Ambar Dorado/ It's a Fair Day, Amber Brown (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.95 4 $35.80
Henry y Mudge El Primer Libro: (Henry and Mudge The First Book) (Henry & Mudge) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.13 8 $33.04
Henry y Mudge con Barro Hasta el Rabo: (Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble) (Henry & Mudge) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $3.99 8 $31.92
Farmers Market/Dia de mercado (Green Light Readers Level 2) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $3.99 8 $31.92
Joe quiere jugar (Green Light Readers Level 1) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $3.99 8 $31.92
The Chick That Wouldn't Hatch/El pollito que no quería salir del huevo (Green Light Readers Level 2) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $3.99 8 $31.92
Cerdo y Cerdito/Big Pig and Little Pig (Green Light Readers Level 1) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $3.99 8 $31.92
¡A que no me alcanzas!/Catch Me If You Can! (Green Light Readers Level 2) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $3.95 8 $31.60
Get That Pest!/¡Agarren a ése! (Green Light Readers Level 2) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $3.95 8 $31.60
Daniel's Mystery Egg/El misterioso huevo de Daniel (Green Light Readers Level 2) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $3.95 8 $31.60
Scaffolding Language, Scaffolding Learning, Second Edition: Teaching English Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom • Amazon Business $28.06 1 $28.06
La jefa del mundo (Katie Woo en Español) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 4 $27.80
La gran mentira (Katie Woo en Español) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 4 $27.80
Adiós a Goldie (Katie Woo en Español) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 4 $27.80
Rabbit and Turtle Go To School/Conejo y tortuga van a la escuela (Green Light Readers Level 1) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $3.19 8 $25.52
¿Qué día es hoy?/What Day Is It? (Green Light Readers Level 1) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $3.16 8 $25.28
The K-3 Guide to Academic Conversations: Practices, Scaffolds, and Activities • Amazon Business $24.25 1 $24.25
La receta secreta (Sofia Martinez en español) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.95 4 $23.80
Las cartas especiales de la abuela (Sofia Martinez en español) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.95 4 $23.80
Building Academic Language: Meeting Common Core Standards Across Disciplines, Grades 5-12 • Amazon Business $23.12 1 $23.12
The ELL Teacher's Toolbox: Hundreds of Practical Ideas to Support Your Students • Amazon Business $22.32 1 $22.32
Pedro y sus insectos (Pedro en español) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.95 4 $19.80
El golazo de Pedro (Pedro en español) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.95 4 $19.80
El club de los misterios de Pedro (Pedro en español) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.95 4 $19.80
Pedro, candidato a presidente (Pedro en español) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.95 4 $19.80
Viaje a la playa (Sofia Martinez en español) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.70 4 $18.80
Henry y Mudge El Primer Libro: (Henry and Mudge The First Book) (Henry & Mudge) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.13 4 $16.52
Scholastic Explora Tu Mundo: ¡Tiburón al ataque!: (Spanish language edition of Scholastic Discover More Reader Level 2: Shark Attack!) • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96

Materials cost

$1,787.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$26.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,844.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$325.54

Total project goal

$2,170.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,170.28

1 Donor

-$922.37

Donations toward project cost

-$922.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$1,085.14

Match offer toward project cost

-$922.37

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$162.77

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$162.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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