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Ms. Lara from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Libros to Increase Biliteracy

Help me give my students bilingual books and Spanish books to grow their bilingualism!

  • $816 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." Benjamin Franklin A quote we strive to live by in our classroom. When we are actively taking part in something, it becomes personal and meaningful; it's more likely to stay with us.

My students are polite, creative, intelligent, and have a strong capacity to learn.

They love to discover new things and share them with everyone. They come to school with smiles on their faces, ready to take on the day! Our school may be small, but we have a BIG desire to learn!

My Project

This is our first year learning with a new literacy program in a Bilingual classroom and we are in desperate need of Spanish and bilingual books to use with our reading and writing lessons and to fill our classroom library. The program provided the English books so we are in need of the Spanish versions of the books needed for the program. We are working on being biliterate.

We also need a variety of books that showcase my students’ culture so that they can see themselves in the books they are reading.

I have included several books that feature Hispanic characters and role models. They feature their stories, obstacles they overcame, or just doing everyday things. It’s so important for children to see themselves in books. They are able to make connections with the characters and stories. They can also see that people that look like them have made a difference in the world.

I have also included a few portable lap desks. We have flexible seating in our classroom and a lot of my students like to work on the floor. These portable lap desks will give them a flat, smooth surface to work on. The scooters are to keep my kids moving if they decide to sit at the low table.

Please help our class become bliterate! Help us get some libros!

Ms. Lara
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Red • Amazon Business $25.00 6 $150.00
Gamecraft Safety Guard Scooters (Orange) • Amazon Business $16.50 2 $33.00
Gamecraft Safety Guard Scooters (Orange) • Amazon Business $16.50 2 $33.00
Where Fireflies Dance / Ahí, donde bailan las luciérnagas • Amazon Business $22.22 1 $22.22
Dos conejos blancos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Pasando páginas: La historia de mi vida (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Zorro (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
El Punto (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Lola: Edición en español de ISLANDBORN (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.68 1 $16.68
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx/La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Alma y cómo obtuvo su nombre (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
My Name Is Gabriela/Me llamo Gabriela (Rise and Shine) (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
El día en que descubres quién eres (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.47 1 $15.47
Danza!: Amalia Hernández and Mexico's Folkloric Ballet • Amazon Business $15.45 1 $15.45
My Name is Gabito / Me llamo Gabito: The Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics • Amazon Business $13.94 1 $13.94
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Two White Rabbits • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Soñadores (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin • Amazon Business $12.54 1 $12.54
My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/la vida de Celia Cruz (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Winner) (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Quien cuenta las estrellas? / Number the Stars (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.03 1 $11.03
Rose Blanche (Creative Paperbacks) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
La rebelión del tigre (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
Crispus Attucks: Heroe De LA Masacre De Boston (Grandes Personajes En LA Historia De Los Estados Unidos) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
¿Quién fue Paul Revere? (Quien Fue? / Who Was?) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
La Frontera / the Border: El viaje con papa / My Journey With Papa (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
In My Family/En mi familia • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
My Diary from Here to There: Mi diario de aqui hasta alla (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
El pollo de los domingos / Chicken Sunday (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.56 1 $8.56
Comprender el calentamiento global con Max Axiom, supercientífico (Ciencia gráfica) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Family Pictures, 15th Anniversary Edition / Cuadros de Familia, Edición Quinceañera • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Superabuelo (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
My Name Is Maria Isabel • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Lola Levine Is Not Mean! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Me llamo María Isabel • Amazon Business $4.68 1 $4.68

Materials cost

$652.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$692.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$122.26

Total project goal

$815.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$815.04

1 Donor

-$815.04

Donations toward project cost

-$692.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$122.26

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$0.00

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