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Ms. Murray from Chester PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

2020 Reading Olympics Competition

Help me give my students the opportunity to compete with confidence in the 2020 Reading Olympics competition and to be exposed to the quality literature to be successful in life.

  • $721 goal

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My Students

Every school has a group of students like us. We are those friends who always have our nose buried in a book! We are those children who get lost in the books we read. We travel to the far off lands, planets and imaginary worlds that we discover in books. You know us. Maybe you were one of us when you were in elementary school? Maybe you are still one of us today!

We are 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders on the the Reading Olympics team and we are preparing for a big countywide reading competition in the spring.

We meet every Tuesday and Wednesday after school from 3:45 to 5:15 to read the 40 books needed to be competitive in the reading showdown. We prepare questions about these books and hold practice matches all to be ready to compete with many other teams going to the Reading Olympics book battle.

My Project

We are excited that we earned a second place finish in the 2019 Reading Olympic competition and now in 2020 we are aiming for first place!

Reading Olympics is a countywide reading event, that encourages students to increase the quality and quantity of books they read for enjoyment.

The Reading Olympics Program is based upon the belief that good reading habits form the foundation for a productive and successful life.

All Reading Olympic teams have forty books to read to prepare for the showdown and our team loves to read! During the competition, each team competes in three rounds of questioning with three different teams about the 40 books. We want to show the world our love for reading by crushing the competition.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen • Amazon Business $14.28 2 $28.56
The Wild Robot Escapes • Amazon Business $12.46 2 $24.92
Wilder Girls • Amazon Business $11.39 2 $22.78
The First Rule of Punk • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Savvy • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
The Great Serum Race: Blazing the Iditarod Trail • Amazon Business $8.17 2 $16.34
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Louisiana's Way Home • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Capture the Flag • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
John Henry (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Rump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Rumpelstiltskin • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
One Crazy Summer • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Drizzle • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Time for Andrew: A Ghost Story • Amazon Business $7.88 2 $15.76
May B. • Amazon Business $7.87 2 $15.74
Bigger than a Bread Box • Amazon Business $7.82 2 $15.64
No Talking • Amazon Business $7.59 2 $15.18
Punished! (Darby Creek Exceptional Titles) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Shoeless Joe & Me (Baseball Card Adventures) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Puffin Modern Classics) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Love That Dog • Amazon Business $6.98 2 $13.96
Night of the Twisters • Amazon Business $6.98 2 $13.96
Rain Reign • Amazon Business $6.89 2 $13.78
Shelter Dogs: Amazing Stories of Adopted Strays • Amazon Business $6.80 2 $13.60
No More Dead Dogs (repackage) • Amazon Business $6.64 2 $13.28
Aru Shah and the End of Time (A Pandava Novel Book 1) (Pandava Series) • Amazon Business $6.58 2 $13.16
Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.57 2 $13.14
Click'd (Click'd, Book 1) • Amazon Business $6.35 2 $12.70
El Deafo • Amazon Business $6.00 2 $12.00
Masters of Disaster • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Saving Winslow • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
Me and Marvin Gardens (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $5.57 2 $11.14
Attack of the Turtle • Amazon Business $8.90 1 $8.90

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