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Mrs. Recinos from Danbury CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Reading Count!

Help me give my students books at their interest level! Due to their lack of English language skills the books they can read are often too babyish for them.

  • $158 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the best job in the world because my students are absolutely amazing. Every day they surprise me and inspire me. I am an ESL teacher and most of my students are recent arrivals to the United States. Some are happy to be here, and others have a hard time because the choice was not theirs and they miss home.

They often have huge odds stacked up against them, yet they persevere, and do it with such big smiles on their faces.

Not a day goes by that they don't impress with me with their intelligence and determination.

My Project

Most of my students are new arrivals to this country and the books they can read in English are babyish and not interesting to them. Being able to offer them books in their native language at their interest level is crucial!

My students are always so excited when they see high interest books in their native language!

It makes such a difference when the books are engaging to them! These books will be used every day during independent reading time. My students won't be embarrassed as they often are with book below their level.

Mrs. Recinos
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter e a Pedra Filosofal (Em Portugues do Brasil) • Amazon Business $20.66 1 $20.66
Harry Potter: E A Camara Secreta (Portuguese Version) • Amazon Business $16.90 1 $16.90
Gracias a Winn-Dixie / Because of Winn-Dixie (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
As Aventuras de Sofia na Selva (Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Leitora de Mentes: Lutando de volta! - (Livro de dixe1rio para garotas de 9-12 anos) (Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
Telepata – Livro 3: A Promessa: Telepata (Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $11.20 1 $11.20
My First Book of Portuguese Words (Bilingual Picture Dictionaries) (English and Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Toddler's Handbook: Bilingual (English / Portuguese) (Inglxeas / Portuguxeas) Numbers, Colors, Shapes, Sizes, ABC Animals, Opposites, and Sounds, with ... Learning Books (Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
O feitixe7o (Lxe1grima de Princesa) (Volume 1) (Portuguese Edition) • Amazon Business $4.33 1 $4.33

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