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Mrs. Rudnicki Samson from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Proud To Be Bilingual

Help me give my students several high interest texts in their native language.

  • $319 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing and resilient. Many are immigrants or from immigrant families. Many are affected by being homeless and neighborhood violence, but come to school every day ready to learn. In a neighborhood where violence is an everyday part of life, school becomes so much more than just a place to learn. The students​ in my classroom recognize the value of an education as a means to a positive future and, hopefully someday, a safer community as well.

Our students are English language learners in an urban neighborhood.

School is their safe haven and a place where they can focus on a positive future. They are eager to learn and take pride in the investment of others in their education.

My Project

I want to continue to provide texts that my students love to read in their native language. I have many students who love to read in their native language and some who need to read in their native language. No matter why they want to read them, I want to always be sure that they have options available. Students should always have books that they want to read available to them. Being bilingual is a skill, a strength, and something I want all my students to cultivate and take pride in. This lists of books was created by my students and includes texts that they have picked and want to read!

Mrs. Rudnicki Samson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
El Diario de Anne Frank (novela gráfica) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $18.19 1 $18.19
Harry Potter y la orden del fenix (Harry 05) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Nate El Grande: Único en su clase # 1/ Big Nate: In A Class By Himself (Spanish Edition) (Big Nate (Harper Collins)) • Amazon Business $15.28 1 $15.28
Harry Potter y las reliquias de la muerte (Harry 07) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Harry Potter y el caliz de fuego (Harry 04) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Harry Potter y el misterio del principe (Harry 06) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.94 1 $14.94
Nate el grande infalible # 6 (Spanish Edition) (Nate El Grande / Big Nate) • Amazon Business $14.65 1 $14.65
Nate el Grande sobre ruedas # 3 Spanish Edition (Big Nate on a Roll) (Nate El Grande / Big Nate) • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Nate el grande # 2: Ataca de nuevo (Spanish Edition) (Big Nate Strikes Again) (Big Nate (Harper Collins)) • Amazon Business $14.44 1 $14.44
Magalina y el bosque de los animales mágicos / Magalina and the Magical Animal Forest (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Nate el grande # 5: Al reves (Spanish Edition) ( Big Nate Flips Out) (Big Nate (Spanish)) (Nate el grande / Big Nate) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
El Club de Las Baby-Sitters: Buena Idea, Kristy! (El Club de las Baby-Sitters / The Baby-Sitters Club) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
Harry Potter y el prisionero de Azkaban (Harry 03) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Harry Potter y la camara secreta (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
Fantasmas (Ghosts) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Percy Jackson 01. Ladron del rayo (Percy Jackson y los dioses del olimpo) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Judy Moody es doctora / Judy Moody, M.D., The Doctor Is In! (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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