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Mrs. Luna from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading for Success

My students need 42 Spanish books, mostly chapter books, to read for pleasure during independent reading time and for book review activities.

  • $419 goal

This project expired on February 17, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Have you ever felt that a good book could transport you to a new setting where, for a moment, you could forget about your worries and let your imagination flow? These books will enhance students' reading abilities by engaging them in entertaining books of their choice.

My students are bilingual bookworms!

Despite the many disadvantages that they are facing in their personal lives, they are ALWAYS excited when it is time to pick out new books. The school my students attend is an extremely low socioeconomic campus. We also have a high mobility rate, which has been a setback in the students' education. Our school's motto this year is "Wild About Books" and the children have definitely been wild about them. Also, since our students are in a dual language bilingual program, they require instruction in both Spanish and English. Unfortunately, there are not enough Spanish books available to our students. This donation will provide students with an opportunity to read books in their native language.

My Project

These Spanish books will be a wonderful addition to my students' library. I have observed their preference for these particular books, therefore, any activity we do will be engaging. With these resources, we will be able to perform character analysis, plot structure, sequence of events, and even inferences. These books could also be utilized as read aloud so that the students' have an understanding of how good readers read, through my modeling of how to read with expression. During the students' workstations, the students will utilize the books to review the books and generate a list of books that they enjoy reading. This will also promote peer interactions because the students will be able to discuss books that they have read with their classmates. At the end of the year, I would like for my students to leave my classroom with a diverse list of books they would be dying to read one more time.

Providing my students with these books will give them an opportunity to improve their reading skills and be successful in their future endeavors.

The majority of my students do not have a single book at home, therefore, it is necessary to provide these resources to them so that their economical disadvantage does not hinder their learning. My students have a hunger for reading and as a teacher, I believe it is my duty to fulfill their reading needs.

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

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magda's Pinata Magic / Magda y la Pinata Magica (Pinata Bilingual Picture Books) (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon $15.26 1 $15.26
Magda's Tortillas / Las Tortillas de Magda • Amazon $14.20 1 $14.20
Growing Up With Tamales / Los tamales de Ana (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon $13.79 1 $13.79
Atentamente, Ricitos De Oro/ Yours Truly, Goldilocks (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $11.42 1 $11.42
Todo es cancion: Antologia poetica (Everything is a Song: Poetry Anthology) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $10.91 1 $10.91
Celebra el Dia de Accion de Gracias con Beto y Gaby (Cuentos Para Celebrar) • Amazon $10.76 1 $10.76
Celebra El Halloween Y El Dia De Muertos Con Cristina Y Su Conejito Azul/ Celebrate Halloween and the Day of the Dead With Cristina and Her Blue Bunny (Cuentos Para Celebrar) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $10.76 1 $10.76
The Day It Snowed Tortillas / El Dia Que Nevaron Tortillas, Folktales told in Spanish and English • Amazon $10.56 1 $10.56
Celebra Cinco De Mayo Con Un Jarabe Tapatio / Celebrate Cinco De Mayo With the Mexican Hat Dance (Cuentos Para Celebrar) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $9.95 1 $9.95
Judy Moody & Stink: La loca, loca busqueda del tesoro (JM & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt) (Judy Moody (Spanish)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $9.95 1 $9.95
Pavo Por La Cena De Gracias? No, Gracias! / Turkey for Thanksgiving Dinner? No Thanks! (Cuentos Para Todo El Ano / Stories the Year 'round) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $8.96 1 $8.96
Charlie y la fabrica de chocolate (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) (Alfaguara) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $8.73 1 $8.73
Family Pictures, 15th Anniversary Edition / Cuadros de Familia, Edición Quinceañera • Amazon $8.16 1 $8.16
El castillo de zampachicha miaumiau / Cat and Mouse in the Haunted House (Geronimo Stilton (Spanish)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
Un disparatado viaje a Ratikistan / A Cheese-Colored Camper (Geronimo Stilton (Spanish)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
Mi nombre es Stilton, Geronimo Stilton / My Name is Stilton, Geronimo Stilton (Geronimo Stilton (Spanish)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
Agarrense los bigotes..... que llega Ratigoni! # 15 (Geronimo Stilton (Spanish)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
En busca de la maravilla perdida / All Because of a Cup of Coffee (Geronimo Stilton (Spanish)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
In My Family/En mi familia • Amazon $7.56 1 $7.56
Abuela (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Judy Moody adivina el futuro (Judy Moody Predicts the Future) (Judy Moody (Quality)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
Judy Moody está de mal humor, de muy mal humor (Judy Moody Was in a Mood. Not a Good Mood. A Bad Mood) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
Judy Moody salva el planeta (Judy Moody Saves the World) (Judy Moody (Quality)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
Judy Moody Se Vuelve Famosa! (Judy Moody Gets Famous! (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
La Isla (Picture Puffins) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Arturo Visita la Casa Blanca / Arthur Meets the President (Una Aventura De Arturo) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
El Cumpleanos de Arturo • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
The Lizard and the Sun / La Lagartija y el Sol (Dell Picture Yearling) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $6.18 1 $6.18
Escalofrios HorrorLandia #1: La venganza del muneco viviente: (Spanish language edition of Goosebumps HorrorLand #1: Revenge of the Living Dummy) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
El Capitan Calzoncillos y el terrorifico retorno de Cacapipi: (Spanish language edition of Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
El Capitan Calzoncillos y la asquerosa venganza de los Robocalzones Radioactivos: (Spanish language edition of Captain Underpants and the Revolting ... Radioactive Robo-Boxers) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Nacer bailando (Dancing Home) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Ramona la chinche • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Mallory Se Muda (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $5.36 1 $5.36
Las aventuras del Capitán Calzoncillos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $4.89 1 $4.89
Rainbow Magic #2: Ambar, el hada anaranjada: (Spanish language edition of Rainbow Magic #2: Amber the Orange Fairy) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $4.77 1 $4.77
Junie B. Jones y el negocio del mono (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Junie B. En primer gado: Aloha, Ja!: (Spanish language edition of Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha!) (Junie B. En primer grado) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Rainbow Magic #1: Rubi, el hada roja: (Spanish language edition of Rainbow Magic #1: Ruby the Red Fairy) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Rainbow Magic #3: Azafran, el hada amarilla: (Spanish language edition of Rainbow Magic #3: Sunny the Yellow Fairy) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Me llamo María Isabel • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Junie B. Jones y su gran bocota (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $4.08 1 $4.08

Materials cost

$320.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$355.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.74

Total project goal

$418.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$418.29

1 Donor

-$418.29

Donations toward project cost

-$355.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.74

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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