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Ms. Estrada from Santa Fe NM is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Teach Me How to Love Reading and Writing!

Help me give my students these materials that will encourage them to increase their love for reading and writing in two languages.

  • $387 goal

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My Students

As a bilingual teacher, every day my students and I face the social and academic challenges that exist in our school system. We are not only learning one language, but two, which makes things more difficult for us. Despite that, as people say: “Twice the language, twice the fun!”

Every morning, my students welcome me with the biggest smiles on their faces, eager to learn and expand their little curious minds.

My students love to explore, move, observe, do hands-on activities, and utilize all of their five senses in everything we are learning. I work at a school with a very high immigrant population. All of my students speak Spanish as their first language, but they are learning both English and Spanish. They were given the heritage of pursuing the “American Dream,” however, they need tools to chase it, and my objective is to provide them with those tools, but I need your help in order to accomplish this.

My Project

My students face the biggest challenge of learning how to read and write in two languages. They need inspirational and fun books that will help them increase their love for reading.

My students require manipulatives that help them create an image in their bilingual brains which allow them to think in both languages and make connections.

By having magnetic letters and dry erase boards, my students will explore how words are formed in both languages. They will be hands-on in their phonics study and will be able to better understand spelling rules so they can have a smooth transition to writing. In addition, they will be able to perfect their reading with these fun and engaging books as well as whisper phones that will help them interact with others while reading as well as hear their own voices.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC357 - Word Building Magnetic Letters - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 12 $119.88
LL786X - Double-Sided Magnetic Write & Wipe Mini Board - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $38.99 2 $77.98
4E's Novelty Reading Phones Whisper, Bulk Pack of 12 Read to Your Self Phones, Great for Speech Therapy and Auditory Feedback • Amazon Business $22.89 2 $45.78
My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
Soñadores (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $8.83 1 $8.83
Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
How to Catch an Elf • Amazon Business $6.02 1 $6.02

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