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Mrs. Howell from Neptune Beach FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

It's All Greek to Me

My students need books about Greek mythology to explore The Hero's Journey and to understand the references in The Lightning Thief.

  • $239 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

The secret to students performing well on state testing is to make students love reading. Readers do well on tests because readers love reading, and it just make sense. The more students read, the more successful they will be.

My students crave great literature that will help them understand common themes in literature.

I have a wide range of learners - regular education students, special education students, and gifted learners. We come from a wide range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. No matter where they come from, or their ability level, my students need good stories.

My Project

As my 5th graders get ready to move to middle school, we explore the concept of The Hero's Journey as a common plot in literature. Students learn how the hero's path impacts the character's development and how he or she responds to challenges.

My students need access to Greek mythology about heroes, gods, and monsters in order to fully understand their novel study of The Lightning Thief.

Being able to research the rich mythology that Rick Riordan references in Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief will help students understand the trials and tribulations that this hero must endure.

In addition to the reference books on Greek mythology, we will also have the opportunity to perform Greek stories about heroes, monsters, and gods. This helps students with their fluency, while adding another layer of understanding to The Hero's Journey. Plus, it's fun!

Mrs. Howell
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes • Amazon Business $9.00 8 $72.00
Tales of the Greek Heroes (Puffin Classics) • Amazon Business $5.99 8 $47.92
Reaching Olympus, The Greek Myths: Tales of Titans, Gods, and Mortals • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Reaching Olympus: The Greek Myths, Heroes, Beasts, and Monsters • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$169.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$202.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.73

Total project goal

$238.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$238.18

5 Donors

-$237.82

Donations toward project cost

-$202.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.37

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.36

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$0.00

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