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Mrs. Stevens from Portland ME is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

¡Olé! Spanish in Living Color

My students need materials to continue their enthusiastic learning of the Spanish language!

  • $453 goal

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My Students

My students are part of an amazing school that has a strong sense of inclusion. My students are truly diverse, living in Maine, but 33% of them come from different countries around the world. They help each other succeed in my class, and they are enthusiastic about learning another language! Spanish is the second language for many, but the third, fourth or fifth language for others.

My students are creative, thoughtful, and full of preguntas (questions)!

Each child in my classroom has embraced learning Spanish, although the methods in which they learn best vary greatly for each. We incorporate a variety of learning strategies, from group work to individual work, from songs to skits, and from creating our own stories in Spanish to reading a story, to ensure that each student's needs are met! They are truly incredible students, and I feel fortunate to teach them Spanish!

My Project

In order to continue enhancing my students' learning in Spanish class, we need some materials to help us not only succeed, but to shine! I often use mini white boards in a game format, so kids can share their knowledge when they are not ready to speak the language yet. I give them sentences, and they draw pictures, or I use them as way to check in and see what they know. The problem is that I only have a handful of white boards, so they have to work in groups of 4. It would be more fun, and a better representation of individual knowledge, if they each had their own board.

Additionally, I have requested supplies for my classroom, because my students are super creative, and they need to have paper, and colors and pencils in order to create Spanish projects.

You wouldn't believe the amazing projects my students have already created to display their knowledge of Spanish! I have also requested some specific Spanish language materials to supplement the many homemade activities that I have created.

Mrs. Stevens
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dry Erase Board 12/pk 9.5 X 12 • Teachers' School Supply $35.83 2 $71.66
Expo Low Odor Dry Erase Markers - 16 Color Set • Teachers' School Supply $35.79 2 $71.58
Electric School Pencil Sharpener Pro Blue-gray • Teachers' School Supply $64.53 1 $64.53
Crayola Llc - Crayola Crayons 24 Color Peggable • Teachers' School Supply $2.71 10 $27.10
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, 72/Pack • Staples Advantage $17.49 1 $17.49
Pacon Corporation - Array Card Stock White Quantity: 100 Sheets • Teachers' School Supply $14.79 1 $14.79
Calendario Annual Spanish Calendar Set • Teachers' School Supply $12.99 1 $12.99
Trend Enterprises Inc. - Bingo De Alfabeto Old T088 • Teachers' School Supply $10.99 1 $10.99
Trend Enterprises Inc. - Applause Stickers Spanish Ribbons • Teachers' School Supply $2.29 4 $9.16
Trend Enterprises Inc. - Chart El Tiempo • Teachers' School Supply $2.99 1 $2.99

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