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  • $509 goal

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Mrs. Sotelo
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 11 donors
  • $0 still needed

Readers Continue to be LEADERS!!

My students need more dual language books to enrich their vocabulary.

My Students

I love teaching 20 curious bilingual kindergarten students. They are full of life, love and happiness! My students come to school so eager to learn and work. Our school is a Title I school which has grades Pre-k through 5th, and all of our students are eligible to participate in the free lunch program. The majority of my students do not have any books at home to read or to be read to before starting school. Therefore, they are lacking many pre-literacy fundamentals such as vocabulary and language development. Therefore, I have embarked on a mission to provide my wonderful at risk ESL students to become the leaders I know they are by enhancing their literacy skills and with as many books as possible.

My Project

I am requesting more dual language books for my kinder students. I want to read to my ESL kinder students each day as part of our language experience. Read alouds are a great way for my bilingual students to become familiar with the English language. They will have the opportunity to hear sounds of letters and words. They will learn about different characters and settings. They will learn and expand their vocabulary through daily read alouds, reading to self and partner reading during our Daily Five. I truly believe my students need to be surrounded by books to enhance their language and learning development. Books will allow them to explore all the great literature of books and provide them with wonderful experiences vicariously through books.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bad Bye, Good Bye • Amazon Business $15.38 1 $15.38
Y pensar que lo vi por la calle Porvenir (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) • Amazon Business $14.32 1 $14.32
Pete the Cat and the New Guy • Amazon Business $13.50 1 $13.50
Rain! • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
El mago que salvó el mundo (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.08 1 $13.08
The law of Attraction for Kids • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole (Irma S and James H Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Power of Henry's Imagination (The Secret) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
MerryMakers Pete the Cat Plush Doll, 14.5-Inch • Amazon Business $12.38 1 $12.38
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
The Wonderful Things You Will Be • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
If You Give a Mouse a Brownie (If You Give... Books) • Amazon Business $11.24 1 $11.24
Bear Says Thanks (The Bear Books) • Amazon Business $11.18 1 $11.18
The Very Best Pumpkin • Amazon Business $11.17 1 $11.17
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $11.03 1 $11.03
Dragons Love Tacos • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Happy Birthday to You! • Amazon Business $10.64 1 $10.64
Dr Seuss's Sleep Book • Amazon Business $10.64 1 $10.64
I Want My Hat Back • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
They All Saw a Cat • Amazon Business $10.62 1 $10.62
A Squiggly Story • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Gazpacho for Nacho • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Classic Seuss) • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
This Is Not My Hat • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
El gato con sombrero viene de nuevo (I Can Read It All by Myself Beginner Books (Hardcover)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
El oso polar que no podía ni quería nadar (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.53 1 $8.53
Bear Stays Up for Christmas (The Bear Books) • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
Oso polar, oso polar, ¿qué es ese ruido? (Brown Bear and Friends) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.05 1 $8.05
El Patito feo (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Oh Say Can You Say Di-no-saur?: All About Dinosaurs (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Pete the Cat: Old MacDonald Had a Farm • Amazon Business $7.15 1 $7.15
The Tiny Seed (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Oh Say Can You Seed?: All About Flowering Plants (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent: All About Money (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $5.71 1 $5.71
Put Me in the Zoo (I can read it all by myself' Beginner Books) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool • Amazon Business $5.58 1 $5.58

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This project will reach 20 students.

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