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Ms. Garcia from Concord CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensational Spanish Readers

My students need books in Spanish to read in the classroom.

  • $496 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is in a high poverty area. Most of the students at our school qualify for free or reduced lunch. I see my students wanting to succeed but the odds are stacked against them. They have limited opportunities for exposure to good books, technology, the arts, performances, museums and other enrichment activities because their families can't afford it. I feel very passionate about giving them equal opportunities for access to education. Part of my job is to find ways to foster and develop a love for learning that will uplift them throughout their lives. As a teacher, with almost fifteen years of experience under my belt, I have learned that my students need many interventions. But above all, they need to fall in love with learning during their primary years. That is why I feel the urgency to find ways to enrich my classroom and fulfill my students' needs.

My Project

The books will make a difference because my Spanish Dual Immersion students don't have enough Spanish books at their level. I have two groups of 26 students learning Spanish. My students borrow books from the classroom library to read at their own level. They read the books to their peers in the classroom or take them home to read to their family These books need to be interesting, colorful and at a variety of reading levels appropriate for second graders.

Currently our classroom library doesn't have enough books for all of my fifty two students.

Sometimes when one of my classes borrows books there is very little left for the next class. My students love to read and once they become fluent they do it voraciously. I would like to give my second graders the variety of choices they deserve.

Ms. Garcia
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 52 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
16 ESCRITORES MUY, MUY IMPORTANTES • AKJ Education $16.78 1 $16.78
Sopa de calabaza • AKJ Education $15.32 1 $15.32
EL GENIAL MUNDO DE TOM GATES • AKJ Education $15.32 1 $15.32
El color de mi piel (The Skin I'm In) • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Momias De Egipto / Mummies Made in Egypt • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
TAQUITITAN DE POEMAS • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Martin Luther King Jr. • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Haz papel picado (Make Papel Picado) • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
¡Sin resolver! Lugares misteriosos (Unsolved! Mysterious Places) • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Animales arquitectos (Animal Architects) • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
¡Supervivencia! Jungla (Survival! Jungle) • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Increíble pero real: Animales extraños (Strange But True: Bizarre Animals) • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Insectos constructores (Bug Builders) • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
¡Sin resolver! Casos misteriosos (Unsolved! Mysterious Events) • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Detrás de lienzo: La vida de un artista (Behind The Canvas: An Artist's Life) • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
El globo azul (The Blue Balloon) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Jane Goodall • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
La exploración de espacio (Space Exploration) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Tres chicos muy valientes • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Susan B. Anthony y Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Primeras sufragistas • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Llegar a Estados Unidos (Coming To America) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Cómo Funcionan los Parques de Diversiones • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Como funcionan los juguetes / How Toys Work • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Derretirse y congelarse / Melting and Freezing • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
¡Sé un buen líder! (Be a Good Leader!) (Spanish Version) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Mapas de nuestro mundo (Mapping Our World) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Los solidos / Solids • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Los asteroides y los cometas (Asteroids and Comets) (Spanish Version) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Ahorrar y gastar (Saving And Spending) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
César Chávez • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Daniel Boone • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Historias de inmigración (Immigration Stories) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Los terremotos (Earthquakes) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Annie Oakley • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
¡Feliz Cuatro de Julio! (Happy Fourth of July!) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Ganar dinero (Earning Money) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
El espacio exterior (Outer Space) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Serpientes de cerca (Snakes Up Close) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
El sistema solar (The Solar System) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Águilas de cerca (Eagles Up Close) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Próxima parada: México (Next Stop: Mexico) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Hazlo: Chocolate (Make It: Chocolate) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Construye: Rascacielos (Build It: Skyscrapers) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Entra al bosque lluvioso (Step Into The Rainforest) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Haz un dragón del Año Nuevo Chino (Make A Chinese New Year Dragon) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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