La Cruz Elementary School (Primaria)

 

Carmen Tapia seen here with her granddaughter, living in Tucson and Punta Esmeralda, is a recently retired Tucson teacher who is now volunteering at the elementary school in the morning. Working with first and second grade students who are below grade level in reading and writing Spanish, her goal is that all students will be at or above grade level entering third grade.  

 

Two years ago, Carmen held class under a tree, the next year the school gave her a classroom, now she has the Kids Club.  With the help of donors and volunteers,  she is turning her classroom into a model, to show other teachers how with little money they can make their classroom a special place.  Already fellow Amigos have provided a file cabinet, laminating, carpet, and offers to paint her classroom.  Email Carmen if you'd like to volunteer or donate materials.  Aug 2017:  She needs easy-reading books in Spanish - fables or moral tales, preferred.

 

 

Camen Tapia   carluctap228@gmail.com   

Wish List - posted July 2017 - Items for Kids Club & Emma - Items available on AmazonSmile

 

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Item

Cost USD - Available on AmazonSmile

 

30 white boards & markers

144

 

50 pocket folders

(not available in Puerto Vallarta)

24

 

30 children’s Fiskar’s scissors, pointed

296

 

1 Battleship game – for Emma to use for Braille

12

DONATED BY DAVID ALBERT

 

Table and Chairs – PV Costco

 

For Emma by August:

Teacher/or Mother, 2 classmates and Emma.

 

 

140.00

DONATED BY Sandi & Kent Nelson

 

A Picture Book of Louis Braille, by David Adler

 

x 2 copies

12.74

 

Large Wiggly Giggly Ball by Toysmith

19.77

DONATED by David Albert

 

North American Bear Dolly Pockets – Snow White

9.95

DONATED by David Albert

 

North American Bear Dolly Pockets-Cinderella

6.24

 

North American Bear Dolly Pockets – Red Riding Hood

30.95

 

Educational Insights teacher Touchables Textura Squares

16.86

 

   

Plan Toys Braille Numbers 1-10 x 2 sets

40

DONATED by David Albert

 

A Picture Book of Helen Keller (Picture Book Biographies)-David Adler x 2 books

13.20

 

Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll: The Adventures of a Blind Japanese Girl Who Saves Her Village - Sunny Seki x 2 books

16.72

 

Raised Line & Braille Color N Paint Art Book – PlayAbility Toys

10.31

 

Braille Store 6 Large Tactile Braille Dice for Blind or Sighted Players x 2

19.90

Anonymous Donor

 

Braille Store Index Card Slate

8.95

 

Braille Store: Tic-Tac-Toe for Blind Children

9.95

Anonymous Donor

 

Horse Racing Tactile Board

9.95

 

The Tooth Fairy Meets El Raton Perez x 3 copies

27.03

Anonymous Donor

 

Plan Toys Braille Alphabet A-Z

 x 3

89.85

Anonymous donor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching English at the Octopus's Garden

Pictured are Sue and Dick McIalwain (Seattle and AlaMar), they assist in teaching English at the Octopus's Garden on Tues and Thurs, beginning at 4:30 PM.

Over 90 children are involved in these classes, all children attend at no cost.

If you have any easy readers, or an interest to help Sue and Dick teach English, they could use your help.

 

Sue & Dick McIalwain  akrefphoto@yahoo.com