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Mr. Pacheco from Palmdale CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

One Book at a Time

My students need books for our classroom library.

  • $970 goal

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My Students

My students are constantly seeking to read a book in our classroom library. Despite the fact that we have about 30 books in our bookshelves, they read them over and over again during their free time after completing assigned work. I don't want them to lose that enthusiasm for reading.

My students are in their journey of becoming bi-literate in English and Spanish.

This is a first grade classroom in which half of our enrolled students are English Only speakers and the other half are English Learners. In my classroom they are taught all subjects in Spanish and all students show enthusiasm towards learning Spanish. They enjoy the few books that we have in Spanish, and seek every opportunity they have to spend time at our friendly reading station. Unfortunately, this is only my second year as a teacher, and I haven't had the resources to build a good Spanish collection of books. Our school offers a dual immersion program with a model of 50/50, which allows students to master the two languages. We are currently in our 4th year since the school program started, and as time passes will continue to increase our grade levels all the way until we reach the 8th grade.

My Project

The books I am requesting will be used in our classroom library and will assist my students to develop their second language acquisition. My students will be exposed to diverse genres of reading material that suits their interests. All the books that I am requesting are in Spanish since that is the language that I teach, and these are more difficult to obtain. Unfortunately, there is a short selection of books in Spanish that we have access to, but our students will be thrilled to have a least a one new book at our two mini bookshelves that look empty. The books we have are the only the books my students have access to in my classroom and currently we do not have a school library at our site.

This project will improve my classroom by giving my students the opportunity to have access to reading material in the language they are learning.

It would give my students access to a library that we currently lack at our school site. This project will make a difference in my students by feeding their minds with exciting new stories. Many of my students do not have access to books at home and this is a great opportunity for them to develop a passion for reading.

Mr. Pacheco
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 56 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Un viaje a traves del espacio/ Pop Up Facts Space • AKJ Books $22.59 1 $22.59
El Leon Que No Sabia Escribir/ The Lion Who Doesn''t Know How • AKJ Books $21.59 1 $21.59
Despereaux (The Tale of Despereaux) Kate DiCamillo, Timothy • AKJ Books $19.79 1 $19.79
El Astronomo/ the Astronomer • AKJ Books $18.89 1 $18.89
Mariposas En la Calle Carmen (Butterflies on Carmen Street) • AKJ Books $16.95 1 $16.95
Bees up Close/Las Abejas Katie Franks, Pilar Sanz (Translato • AKJ Books $16.50 1 $16.50
Bebio un dinosaurio de esta agua?/ Did A Dinosaur Drink this • AKJ Books $16.19 1 $16.19
No Abras Este Libro/don''t Open This Book • AKJ Books $16.19 1 $16.19
Hay algo mas grande que una ballena Azul?/ Is a blue Whale t • AKJ Books $16.19 1 $16.19
Giraffes/ Jirafas • AKJ Books $15.51 1 $15.51
El misterioso caso del oso Oliver Jeffers • AKJ Books $15.29 1 $15.29
Sapo Y El Ancho Mundo • AKJ Books $15.29 1 $15.29
Olivia... y el juguete desaparecido Ian Falconer, Teresa Mla • AKJ Books $15.26 1 $15.26
Espera un momento! • AKJ Books $14.39 1 $14.39
Un Leon en la biblioteca/ Library Lion • AKJ Books $14.39 1 $14.39
Oh, Cuan Lejos Llegaras! / Oh, the Places You''ll Go! • AKJ Books $14.36 1 $14.36
David va al colegio (David Goes to School) David Shannon, Te • AKJ Books $13.49 1 $13.49
Oliver Button Es Una Nena / Oliver Button Is a Sissy • AKJ Books $13.49 1 $13.49
Los 500 sombreros de Bartolom Cubbins Dr. Seuss, Eida de • AKJ Books $13.46 1 $13.46
En el desvan/ In the Attic • AKJ Books $12.59 1 $12.59
Los Dinosaurios Son Diferentes/Dinosaurs Are Different • AKJ Books $12.59 1 $12.59
Luz Y Sonido/ Light And Sound • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Materiales/ Materials • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Tierras Polares/ Polar Earth • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Desiertos/ Deserts • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Piensa en grande (Think Big!) Nancy Carlson • AKJ Books $11.64 1 $11.64
La Gota De Lluvia/the Rain Drop • AKJ Books $10.79 1 $10.79
Mapas Y Cartografia/ Maps and Cartography • AKJ Books $10.79 1 $10.79
Paco • AKJ Books $10.18 1 $10.18
Las Pinturas De Natalia / Natalia''s Paintings • AKJ Books $9.89 1 $9.89
Los astros/ The stars • AKJ Books $9.89 1 $9.89
Stela Luna/Stellaluna • AKJ Books $9.89 1 $9.89
El Diente De Franklin • AKJ Books $9.86 1 $9.86
Atentamente, Ricitos De Oro/ Yours Truly, Goldilocks • AKJ Books $9.45 1 $9.45
Prudencia se preocupa (Wemberly Worried) Kevin Henkes, Teres • AKJ Books $8.99 1 $8.99
Ferdinando El Toro/ Fernando the Bull • AKJ Books $8.99 1 $8.99
A La Orilla Del Mar • AKJ Books $8.09 1 $8.09
El mejor nido P. D. Eastman, Teresa Mlawer (Translator) • AKJ Books $8.09 1 $8.09
Danielito y el Dinosaurio/ Danny and the Dinosaurs • AKJ Books $8.09 1 $8.09
El gato con sombrero viene de nuevo (The Cat in the Hat Come • AKJ Books $8.09 1 $8.09
Yo puedo leer con los ojos cerrados! Dr. Seuss, Yanitzia • AKJ Books $8.09 1 $8.09
Amelia Bedelia Peggy Parish, Fritz Siebel (Illustrator), Bar • AKJ Books $7.19 1 $7.19
Gracias, Senor Falker/thank You, Mr. Falker • AKJ Books $7.19 1 $7.19
Marcel y Andre • AKJ Books $6.75 1 $6.75
Los pantanos / Wetlands • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
El Canto del Mosquito • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Lista para segundo grado, Ambar Dorado / Get Ready for Secon • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Un recorrido por las estaciones/Skip through the Seasons • AKJ Books $6.29 1 $6.29
Gilberto Y El Viento • AKJ Books $6.29 1 $6.29
Martha Habla = Martha Speaks Susan Meddaugh • AKJ Books $6.26 1 $6.26
Dolphins/Delfines • AKJ Books $5.95 1 $5.95
Golden Eagles/ Aguilas reales • AKJ Books $5.95 1 $5.95
Mamiferos (Mammals) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Alexander, Que Era Rico El Domingo Pasado • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Circulo De Las Calabazas, El • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Oye, Hormiguita • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
El Cielo, El Aire, Y El Veinto/ the Sky, the Air, and the Wi • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Frogs/ Ranas • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Penguins/ Los Pinguinos • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Chickens/ Las Gallinas • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Las Huellas Secretas / Secret Footprints • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Alexander y el dia terrible, horrible, espantoso, horroroso • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Entra al desierto / Enter the Desert • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Entra al bosque / Enter the Forest • AKJ Books $5.08 1 $5.08
Entra al bosque lluvioso / Enter the Rainforest • AKJ Books $5.08 1 $5.08
Enterrado en el Jardin • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Locura por las Mariposas • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
ElCasodeVivianlaVampira (TheCase ofVampireVivian) • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Que Es Ese Sonido? • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
El misterio del arco Iris • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Trevor el Ingenioso • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Perro grande... Perro peque o (Big Dog... Little Dog) P.D • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Chick That Wouldn&apos • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
La mochila de Dora (Dora''s Backpack) • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
A Que No Me Alcanzas!/Catch Me If You Can! • AKJ Books $2.88 1 $2.88
Los Imanes • AKJ Books $2.05 1 $2.05
ComoSeMevenLas • AKJ Books $2.05 1 $2.05
Empujar y Jalar • AKJ Books $2.05 1 $2.05

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