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Ms. Chambers from Seattle WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read Around the World: Building Community Through Story

Help me give my students picture books in Spanish to encourage global connections and learn about the world.

  • $633 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

How can we use storytelling in other languages to encourage literacy and inquiry? This question will be at the heart of our work as students find fun and engaging ways to share stories in Spanish and picture books with other World Language students. Students will develop an in-depth knowledge of their characters and bring the excitement of presenting the story in another language by reading aloud to one another. Our students are passionate readers and writers who want to share the gift of storytelling. What better way to do that than to introduce them to stories in Spanish and encourage them to "make" their characters come alive?

Our students are curious, compassionate, and creative storytellers.

They love to read and share stories. Their reading aloud will build community through story and encourage one another to practice in their target language and find meaning in multiple texts.

Reading picture books in another language encourages students to reinvent themselves and "make" their character and their passion for the story come alive.

My Project

Are you fascinated by the power of story? We are looking for ways to build community and encourage students to come together to share stories with one another. We want to build community and instill the joy of reading. We want to remind students that we are never too old for the lessons learned and the joy experienced at storytime.

Each turn of the page presents a new journey, an opportunity for us to let our imagination and creativity soar while learning in our target language of Spanish.

The use of picture books is a source of enjoyment and inspiration for our students. Picture books remind us of our favorite books as a child and reading picture books, whether as an independent reader or as a shared reading experience, builds language skills and fosters critical and creative thinking.

We are never too old to be read to and a shared experience of hearing beautiful stories read in our target language continues to build our community.

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This project will reach 999 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
El bosque dentro de mí (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
La familia Bola (Roly-Polies) (Artistas Mini-Animalistas) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
La idea más maravillosa / The Most Magnificent Thing (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.78 1 $14.78
¡los Zombis No Comen Verduras! (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.71 1 $14.71
Escuchando a Mi Cuerpo: Una guía para ayudar a los niños entender la conexión entre las sensaciones físicas y sus sentimientos (Listening to my Body) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
La música del mar (The Music of the Sea) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.82 1 $12.82
Así me siento yo (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.82 1 $12.82
La coleccionista de palabras (The Word Collector) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Waiting for the Biblioburro/Esperando el Biblioburro • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Algo apesta! (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Dentro de mi imaginación (Inside My Imagination) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Lucia the Luchadora • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Cartas en el bosque (The Lonely Mailman) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Un beso en mi mano (The Kissing Hand Series) • Amazon Business $11.83 1 $11.83
Margarito (Daisy) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Cómo ser un león (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.32 1 $10.32
Buenas noches, Gorila (Goodnight Gorilla) • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Cuauhtémoc: Shapes - Formas (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.78 1 $8.78
Evita: Opposites - Opuestos (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77
Zapata: Colors - Colores (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Lucha Libre: Anatomy - Anatomia (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Un Elefante: Numbers- Numeros (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
The Life of/La Vida De Celia (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.72 1 $8.72
La Catrina: Emotions - Emociones (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.72 1 $8.72
The Life of - La Vida de Ritchie (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.72 1 $8.72
Guadalupe: First Words - Primeras Palabras (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.71 1 $8.71
Tres Reyes Magos: Colors - Colores (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.71 1 $8.71
La araña muy ocupada (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.64 1 $8.64
Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves ahí? (Brown Bear and Friends) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Alexander Y El Día Terrible, Horrible, Espantoso, Horroroso (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.41 1 $7.41
Siete ratones ciegos (Seven Blind Mice) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
¡Esperar no es fácil! (Waiting Is Not Easy!) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Around The World With - Alrededor Del Mundo Con Cantinflas (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
CRISANTEMO • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
¿Debo compartir mi helado? (Must I Share My Ice Cream?) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Quiero a mi papa Porque (I Love My Daddy Because English / Spanishedition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
¡No Dejes Que la Paloma Conduzca el Autobus! (Pigeon) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
El camioncito Azul (Little Blue Truck, Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Life of - La Vida De Selena (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
Singing - Cantando De Colores: A Bilingual Book of Harmony (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
El Conjito Knuffle: Un Cuento Aleccionador (Knuffle Bunny) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.62 1 $6.62
El baúl de los animales: Un libro sobre los opuestos (Animal Treasure Chest) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Quiero a mi Mama Porque (I Love my Mommy Because Eng/Span ed) • Amazon Business $6.17 1 $6.17
La semillita (The Tiny Seed) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Harry, el perrito sucio (Harry The Dirty Dog) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Un día de nieve (The Snowy Day) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Un caso grave de rayas (A Bad Case Of Stripes) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
De cómo Tía Lola vino de visita a quedarse (How Tía Lola Came To Visit) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Me llamo María Isabel (My Name Is Maria Isabel) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
La gallinita roja (The Little Red Hen) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Little Red Hen (La Gallinita Roja) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$456.96

Vendor shipping charges

$3.98

State sales tax

$39.98

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$537.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$94.90

Total project goal

$632.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$632.67

6 Donors

-$429.34

Donations toward project cost

-$364.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.40

match offer

-$203.33

Match offer toward project cost

-$172.83

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.50

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$0.00

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