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Mrs. Ahrens from East Boston MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Want to Read with Mom & Dad!

My students need assorted take-home educational kits in Spanish to encourage first language proficiency at home!

  • $840 goal

This project expired on January 6, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Can you imagine having children that are learning incredible things in a language you don't understand? Can you imagine being a child who is struggling to learn academics in one language while speaking another at home? For my students this is a reality!

My very eager second graders are English Language Learners living in a low income inner city area.

All of my students come from immigrant families who speak Spanish in their homes. Our school receives 100% free lunch based on the students' family income levels.

My Project

Research shows that in order to learn a second language, it is critical that you have a strong foundation in your first language. For my students, this is not the case. These students have entered school learning in English at age 5 while speaking and learning Spanish at home. Now, at age 7, they are developing academic language in English without having a strong base in Spanish. With these take-home kits, I will be able to provide the parents of my students with resources to help their children build their first language skills at home. The kits include books, games, and resources in Spanish which will greatly increase their competency in their first language, therefore boosting their abilities to pick up English! A resource like this is invaluable in the impact it can have on the academic success of these at-risk students! It will also provide an opportunity for families to spend time together learning, having fun, and loving each other's company!

With your support, my students can have a chance to improve their literacy and academic skills at a much quicker rate while spending quality time with their families.

Please give these students the resources they need to be successful scholars!

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

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH926 - Sequencing Spanish Take-Home Pack • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
HH928 - Safety Spanish Take-Home Pack • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
HH929 - Nutrition Spanish Take-Home Pack • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
HH927 - Five Senses Spanish Take-Home Pack • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
HH930 - Our Environment Spanish Take-Home Pack • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
HH936 - Beginning Operations Spanish Take-Home Pack • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
HH935 - Patterning Spanish Take-Home Pack • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
HH932 - Numbers & Counting Spanish Take-Home Pack • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
HH931 - Shapes Spanish Take-Home Pack • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
HH920X - Spanish Take-Home Learning Packs - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $399.00 1 $399.00

Materials cost

$668.55

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$713.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$125.93

Total project goal

$839.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$839.51

11 Donors

-$839.50

Donations toward project cost

-$713.58

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$125.92

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

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$0.00

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