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Ms. MacDonald from Milwaukie OR is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Count Those Reading Minutes and Read in Spanish!

My students need books in Spanish for the new school year, ways to track their reading goals, and pencils that make learning exciting!

  • $667 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are Spanish dual immersion students at a Title I school in the Portland area. Since kindergarten, my third graders have been learning to read and write in Spanish. Half of my students are native Spanish speakers, and the other half are Spanish language learners. I love watching them help one another learn. During our Spanish morning meeting they often turn to one another and whisper to figure out unknown words. They are kind, silly, and hard working.

My students love reading in Spanish and have made amazing growth in their reading this year in both languages.

My Project

My students always ask for more chapter books in Spanish in our classroom. The books in our school library are targeted at much younger readers, and my students want high interest books in Spanish. I've included multiple copies of a few of the books so that students can read their new books with partners.

Our school is participating in Oregon Battle of the Books and my students who can't purchase the books on their own need some copies in our classroom to check out.

Students carefully track their reading minutes at school, and the bookmark timers will increase their excitement about reading!

Thank you so much for your support.

Ms. MacDonald
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mark My Time Digital Bookmark Neon Green • Amazon Business $7.84 30 $235.20
Rocclo Color card lanyard Retractable Badge Holder 10 Color Set • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads, Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power (559) • Amazon Business $34.14 1 $34.14
Isadora Moon en el castillo encantado / Isadora Moon Goes on a School Trip (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.74 2 $17.48
Isadora Moon se mete en un lío / Isadora Moon Gets in Trouble (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.78 2 $13.56
Todas las hadas del reino (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.61 1 $12.61
In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse • Amazon Business $11.26 1 $11.26
BIC Xtra Sparkle Mechanical Pencil, Colorful Barrel, Medium Point (0.7 mm), 48-Count • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
A Historia de dos gatitos (Hombre Perro) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
¡El recreo es una jungla! (Escuela de Espanto #3) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
El golazo de Pedro (Pedro en español) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.95 2 $9.90
La jirafa, el pelicano y el mono / The Giraffe, the Pelican and the Monkey (Roald Dalh Colecction) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.43 1 $9.43
Viaje a la playa (Sofia Martinez en español) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.70 2 $9.40
Hábitats (Habitats) (Spanish Version) (Science Readers: Content and Literacy) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
When the Sea Turned to Silver • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hana's Suitcase: The Quest to Solve a Holocaust Mystery • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures (Pip Bartlett #1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Wish • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
A Whole New Ballgame: A Rip and Red Book • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Book Scavenger (The Book Scavenger series) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
Ugly • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Eva y la nueva lechuza: Un libro de la serie Branches (Diario de una Lechuza #4) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $2.59 2 $5.18
Waylon! One Awesome Thing • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Pentel C27BPHB3K6 Super Hi-Polymer Lead Refills, 0.7mm, HB, Black, 30 per Tube (Pack of 3 Tubes) • Amazon Business $3.88 1 $3.88

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