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Ms. Binder from Aurora CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

These Learners of the World are Learners through Multiple Languages

Help me give my students books that celebrate the power of being multilingual and that continue to grow students as non fiction readers!

  • $237 goal

This project expired on March 22, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work at an absolutely incredible school. Positivity and hope for our students' futures run amok, even in the face of adversity. It's a high needs area: our school is 95% free and reduced lunch, 90% minority, and 85% English language learners. My classroom reflects these demographics in such a beautiful way.

We are unified, not uniform.

We're a diverse group and together we spend the day learning about fifth grade topics, and through interactions with each other, we learn about the world around us.

My Project

90% of the students in my classroom are multilingual learners. They are incredible people who are excited to learn about the world around them and to grow as readers. They often do this through their home language and through English. Each day, students work on adding content knowledge to what they already know, and on being able to express that learning in both their home language and in English.

Language levels shouldn't inhibit content learning.

I have many incredibly hardworking, inquisitive, Spanish speaking students who want to learn about the world around them. If the only books I have to offer these students are in English, the amount of new learning they can access is limited. If I only offer students English books at their English language level, the content is simplified. These books might support students language development, but they don't support their content development. In order for students to get both grade level content and to grow in English proficiency, students need high interest Spanish Non-Fiction books. With Non-Fiction books in Spanish in my classroom, I can not only validate and emphasize the importance of being multilingual, but students can grow their knowledge about the world around them.

Ms. Binder
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Time Tracker® Visual Timer & Clock • AKJ Education $30.66 1 $30.66
Animales del mar en peligro (Endangered Animals Of The Sea) • AKJ Education $8.75 2 $17.50
Demonios de la profundidad (Demons Of The Deep) • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Terror en los trópicos (Terror In The Tropics) • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Animales de la jungla en peligro (Endangered Animals Of The Jungle) • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Animales del desierto en peligro (Endangered Animals Of The Desert) • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Animales arquitectos (Animal Architects) • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Increíble pero real: Animales extraños (Strange But True: Bizarre Animals) • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Helen Keller • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Una mano a la pata: Protegiendo los animales (Hand To Paw: Protecting Animals) • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
El ciclo de vida del ser humano (The Human Life Cycle) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Jane Goodall • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Los cinco sentidos (The Five Senses) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Inmigración (Immigration) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
¿Quién fue Harriet Tubman? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Vida en las colonias (Life in the Colonies) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56

Materials cost

$158.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.13

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$200.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.43

Total project goal

$236.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$236.18

7 Donors

-$236.18

Donations toward project cost

-$200.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.43

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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