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Ms. McGufficke from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Spanish Books for Bilingual Learners

Help me give my students the Spanish books they need to develop literacy in both languages!

  • $966 goal

This project expired on February 4, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach reading, writing, and social studies to two groups of bilingual 5th graders at a brand new school in Austin, TX. My classroom has very diverse learning needs, with varying degrees of reading and language ability.

Many of my students are constantly asking for more books and resources in Spanish.

They want to improve their reading levels, but many of them are currently more confident in their Spanish literacy abilities. Research has shown that you must develop literacy skills in your first language in order to successfully transfer that knowledge over to a second language.

I want to be able to build a classroom full of strong, confident, biliterate students. They love to talk about how proud they are to be bilingual. They deserve to have access to exciting texts in both languages.

My Project

By having books available in Spanish, my students will be able to improve their Spanish literacy, which makes transferring over knowledge to English much easier. Additionally, students will be exposed to Spanish-speaking authors and culturally relevant texts.

I only have one Spanish book in my classroom that I bought at Target in August, and it is already extremely worn down from overuse.

We are lucky to have an amazing school library with 40% Spanish books, but we can only checkout once every two weeks. My students need frequent access to Spanish books in my classroom where they spend the majority of their time.

Ms. McGufficke
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers Grade 3 (30 Bk Set) Spanish • AKJ Education $224.25 1 $224.25
Authentic Spanish Language Collection- Grade 4 (23 Books) • AKJ Education $201.55 1 $201.55
Diario de Greg (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) (11 Books) • AKJ Education $148.07 1 $148.07
Seville Classics 10-Drawer Organizer Cart, Pearlescent Multi-Color • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 4 $49.96
El Capitan Calzoncillos (Captain Underpants) (10 Books) • AKJ Education $44.82 1 $44.82
Westcott School Scissor Caddy and Kids Scissors With Anti-microbial Protection, 24 Scissors and 1 Caddy, 5-Inch Blunt (14756) • Amazon Business $30.63 1 $30.63

Materials cost

$779.26

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$820.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$144.87

Total project goal

$965.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$965.82

8 Donors

-$737.59

Donations toward project cost

-$638.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$99.39

match offer

-$215.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$182.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.23

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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