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  • $414 goal

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Mrs. Cervantes
Grades 9-12
  • Edward Bok Tech School
  • Philadelphia, PA
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Spanish Scholars Would Benefit From Bilingual Dictionaries

My students need 33 Spanish/English dictionaries that they can use during class time for journaling and activities. They also need markers for cool Spanish art projects

My Students

Help my students broaden their Spanish vocabulary. My students are very curious about learning new Spanish words, but don't have a classroom set of dictionaries. Due to a lack of bookstores in their neighborhoods, it is difficult for students to find Spanish dictionaries.

My students are curious and open-minded academic achievers as well as career minded individuals.

Our school is a technical school. Students focus on academics as well as career training in carpentry, engineering, culinary arts, graphic design and information technology. We are a large high school in Pennsylvania with a diverse student body. Unfortunately, our school lacks many basic resources.

My Project

I try daily to inspire my students to communicate in Spanish in an authentic way. I requested Spanish dictionaries so that my students can learn to better express themselves in Spanish via journal writing. When my students write in journals on a given topic or a topic of their choice, they express themselves in the target language in a way that connects to their own lives. My goals are for students to hone their writing skills in Spanish, properly use a bilingual dictionary, rather than translators, and to encourage reflection through self expression. I also respond to student writing, which enables us to establish more rapport in the classroom. I do many creative projects in the classroom, and that is why I request markers. Project based learning engages students in the classroom and foments critical thinking, reasoning, and creativity.

These resources will be an enormous benefit to my students.

We will have a class set of Spanish dictionaries and markers that can be used for all kinds of activities! The Spanish department is really lacking in resources at my school, and I think obtaining these materials will also show students that we care as teachers, and that we believe learning Spanish is important in today's society. Allowing everyone in class to use a dictionary will also encourage more participation and engagement.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DICTIONARY WEBSTER'S CONTEMPORARY SPANISH-ENGLISH PAPERBACK • ABC School Supply, Inc $7.58 33 $250.14
MARKER CONICAL WASHABLE CLASSPACK PACK OF 200 - SCHOOL SMART • ABC School Supply, Inc $37.99 1 $37.99

Materials cost

$288.13

Vendor shipping charges

$28.81

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.32

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$351.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.99

Total project goal

$413.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$413.25

7 Donors

-$206.63

Donations toward project cost

-$175.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.99

match offer

-$206.61

Match offer toward project cost

-$175.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.99

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Kia Motors America and 7 other donors.

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