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Mrs. Sotelo from San Antonio TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Gift of Reading

Help me give my students an abundance of reading resources to enjoy in the classroom.

  • $580 goal

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My Students

I love teaching 20 inquisitive bilingual kinder kids who are learning how to read in two languages. They are so full of life, love and happiness! My students come to school eager to learn and to read books. Our school is a Title I school which has grades Pre-k through 5th, and all of our students are eligible to participate in the free lunch program. The majority of my students do not have any books at home to read or to be read to before starting school. Therefore, they are lacking many pre-literacy fundamentals such as vocabulary and language development. Therefore, I have embarked on a mission to provide my wonderful at risk bilingual students with as many books as possible so they can become the readers and leaders of our community!

My Project

My students must keep up the momentum of reading in the classroom for it to become a life long habit. I have been able to spark an interest in reading with the books I have in my classroom library. However, my students are bilingual so they need a variety of books to meet the needs of a dual language environment. Students in my classroom like to read about everything. They get excited to sit on a bean bag and to turn the pages of a good book. So I would like to have a variety of books that will continue to hold their interests and keep them reading in my classroom. I have chosen books like Biscuit, Clifford, Selena, and a few Spanish books.

All of these books have been chosen with each of my students in mind-I have watched them the past few weeks of school read titles just like these, and I have also asked each student what type of books they would enjoy reading.

My students will be able to choose books that will help them continue to enjoy independent reading time.

With these new books, my students will be able to choose from a variety of books that will allow them to read independently at their own grade level and to continue the momentum of reading.

Mrs. Sotelo
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
La paloma necesita un baño (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $23.56 1 $23.56
The Gingerbread Man • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
El Pez Pucheros (A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Monstruo rosa (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.91 1 $17.91
Pete, el gato (Pete El Gato/ Pete the Cat) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Biscuit Loves the Library (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
El monstruo de colores (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.63 1 $15.63
Biscuit's Day at the Farm (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $15.44 1 $15.44
Dia de Los Muertos • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Biscuit Goes to School (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
No, David! • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
I Love My Dad -Quiero a mi Papá: English Spanish Bilingual Edition (I love to...) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
What Can You Do with a Paleta? (Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award) • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
Cocorina en el jardín de Los espejos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.09 1 $13.09
El flamenco calvo / The Bald Flamingo (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
La gallina Cocorina (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Biscuit Wants to Play (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Oso quiere volar (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Margarito (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies • Amazon Business $10.60 1 $10.60
¡La Paloma encuentra un perro caliente! (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
La Catrina: Emotions - Emociones (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Life of/La Vida De Celia (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
biscuit (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
¿Puedo jugar yo también? (Spanish Edition) (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Tidy • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
¿Estás lista para jugar afuera? (Spanish Edition) (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $9.76 1 $9.76
Pigs Make Me Sneeze! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $9.54 1 $9.54
Pete the Cat's 12 Groovy Days of Christmas • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Ben y Gwen Juegan el Juego de los Opuestos: Cuentos para Dormir 3 a 8 Anos, Spanish books for kids, Children's Spanish Picture Book, (Spanish Edition) ... nios. Spanish childrens books) (Volume 4) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Life of /La Vida De Selena: A Lil' Libros Bilingual Biography (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
Spot va a la escuela (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I Love You Sun / I Love You Moon: Te amo Sol / Te amo Luna (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Cucú, cucú: Un cuento tradicional de México (Cuckoo, Cuckoo: A Folktale from Mexico) (Fiction Readers) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Mi abuelito y yo (Grandpa and Me) (Spanish Version) (Fiction Readers) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Clifford, el gran perro colorado • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pedro's Burro (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Clifford va a kindergarten (Clifford Goes to Kindergarten) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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