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Mrs. Haines from Des Moines WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Students Want to Read Spanish Books

My students need Spanish language books and bilingual books to read as they learn English.

  • $295 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

It's hard to read a book in English when you know only Spanish. All of our students are eager to read and just need something to fill the gap as they learn English. We want to have books that are a good fit for all our students.

We are a K - 8 school of about 500 students in Washington state; over half of our students come from non-English speaking homes.

They are all excited to read and want to check out books every week from the school library. Each week the classes all come to the library for book check-out time.

My Project

I am requesting Spanish fiction and non-fiction books for our third and fourth graders. These books have large, beautiful pictures of holidays, folk tales, and character-building scenes. They will fill a current gap in our library collection as we have very little to offer a new student who does not speak or read English. With these fresh additions to the library, I will be able to point all our eager readers to delightful books to spark their curiosity and engage them in reading. The students will learn that books can be an adventure and explain the world to them.

Just this past week a new fourth grade Spanish-speaking girl came to the library with her class.

All her classmates readily found an exciting book to check out -- a book they could read in their own language. We just didn't have much for this girl to choose from. It is imperative that our library meet the needs of this girl and others just like her. By helping our school with this project, you will help this student find a book to read and many other similar students will too.

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Mrs. Haines
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 115 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rapunzel/Rapunzel • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
La Princesa de los Elfos/ The Elf Queen • AKJ Books $9.58 1 $9.58
La Nina Que Poncho a Babe Ruth/The Girl Who Struck Out Babe • AKJ Books $18.69 1 $18.69
Mundo asco, Otto terremoto!/ Dirty Bertie. Yuck! • AKJ Books $8.10 1 $8.10
Getting to Know Spain and Spanish Janet De Saules, Kim Woole • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
Puss in Boots/El Gato Con Botas Adapted by Francesc Boada, J • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Squanto y el Primer Dia de Accion de Gracias Joyce K. Kessel • AKJ Books $18.69 1 $18.69
That''s Not Fair! - No Es Justo!: Emma Tenayuca''s Struggle fo • AKJ Books $16.16 1 $16.16
Cinco de Mayo Linda Lowery, Barbara Knutson (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $18.69 1 $18.69
Game Time: Kickoff!; Go Long!; Wild Card Tiki Barber, Ronde • AKJ Books $11.83 1 $11.83
La Llorona, the Weeping Woman: An Hispanic Legend Told in Sp • AKJ Books $12.54 1 $12.54
El fantasma de Piedramazmorra/ The Ghost of Sir Gerbert Dung • AKJ Books $7.36 1 $7.36
It Doesn''t Have to Be This Way: A Barrio Story/No Tiene Que • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
Mallory se muda (Mallory on the Move) Laurie Friedman, Tamar • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
Dinosaurios con plumas (Feathered Dinosaurs) Don Lessem, Joh • AKJ Books $17.71 1 $17.71
El amuleto magico/ The Magic Amulet • AKJ Books $10.32 1 $10.32
Hola! yo soy Otto Terremoto/ Worms! • AKJ Books $7.36 1 $7.36
Iguanas in the Snow/ guanas En la Nieve: And Other Winter Po • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
La Llorona/The Weeping Woman: An Hispanic Legend Told in Spa • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88

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