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Mr. Haggerty from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

What's Your Story?

My students need authentic, high-quality literature in Spanish, their first language.

  • $287 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Kindergarten is such an exciting time! There is tremendous growth, incredible development, and plenty of opportunities to be creative. My students may be young, but we set high goals and have lofty expectations. We love to explore, practice our math skills, sing and dance, go outside, play games, create art projects, and read.

We are a Spanish speaking classroom of first and second-generation immigrants.

My students are silly, precocious, highly-motivated, and a bit mischievous. However, our access to technology and literature is limited, especially in our native language. School is our window to the world and our avenue to greater opportunity. My students aspire to become teachers, police officers, chefs, fire fighters, athletes, Zumba instructors, and scientists.

My Project

Early, easy access to books is an essential component of academic success and brain development. Students use our classroom library to listen to read-alouds, read independently, share a book with a friend, and discuss literature with their reading groups. There is a lot to love about our classroom library, but it's far from perfect. We are a bilingual class, in a dual language school, where students learn and communicate in Spanish. However, over half of our books are written in English. This project will put a a ton of new, fun stories written in Spanish into the hands of these great kiddos. We are excited about familiar titles and new favorites alike.

These new books will allow for greater choice in what to read, strengthen emerging literacy skills, and keep my students connected with their first language.

Personal choice is a huge motivator with young readers, and a wide variety of titles cater to more interests and reading levels. A newly bolstered classroom library will do wonders to enhance our print-rich classroom.

Mr. Haggerty
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Authentic Spanish Language Collection- Kindergarten (26 Books) • AKJ Education $210.31 1 $210.31

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