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Mrs. Aponte from Saint Louis MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Opening Doors- Adding English to Our Bilingual Library

My students need books that reflect our community and provide opportunities for reading in English.

  • $180 goal

This project expired on January 4, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school has always focused on its Spanish Program, but we have moved to a Dual Language Program to meet the needs of diverse learners in both languages. Our families are excited about the opportunity of having their children learning two languages.

Students in our school come from diverse backgrounds including gifted and talented, English Language Learners, and students from diverse income levels.

We have students with a wide range of needs and proficiency reading levels. Most of our students participate in Free and Reduced Price School Meals, so most books you find in our students' hands are provided by us.

My Project

For years, we have been helping our students do that in Spanish and now to help them succeed we know they must have the opportunity in both languages. They have been finding and loving great Spanish books in our classroom but missing out on great English books.

We want to encourage our kids to jump into the pleasures of reading and be transported to stories and places that they may only see through stories but mostly I want them to fall in love with reading.

These books are not randomly selected but carefully chosen to compliment our thematic units of study and also to reflect our community.

Mrs. Aponte
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Waiting • Amazon Business $14.62 1 $14.62
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music • Amazon Business $13.72 1 $13.72
Nana in the City • Amazon Business $13.32 1 $13.32
Exclamation Mark • Amazon Business $10.80 1 $10.80
Extra Yarn • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Helen Keller's Best Friend Belle • Amazon Business $10.41 1 $10.41
You Are Not Small • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
I Pledge Allegiance • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Cold Snap • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
We March • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Child of the Civil Rights Movement • Amazon Business $6.14 1 $6.14
Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas (Henry & Mudge) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
A Pig, a Fox, and a Box (Penguin Young Readers, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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