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Mrs. Herold from Omaha NE is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Olympics: A Book Club Competition

Help me give my students an understanding of resilience through books! A book club focusing on characters overcoming challenges.

  • $517 goal

This project expired on September 25, 2021.

This project expired on September 25, 2021.

My Students

I teach a diverse group of gifted and talented students. My students are creative and critical thinkers. These students are problem solvers and leaders in their classrooms.

These gifted students are from three inner city elementary schools, and more than 75% are living in poverty.

This group includes students from many cultural backgrounds and many speak more than one language.

All of these learners are identified gifted based on set criteria. They love to learn, they love to question and they love to dream of their futures!

My Project

Students this year have learned RESILIENCE in their home and school lives. This fall I will assemble a 4th and 5th grade book club centered around the theme of resilience. All 12 books that the students will read involve characters who have overcome large obstacles, and have persevered to greatness! This resilient attitude is within every student after a year of remote learning.

Our book club will read and explore the resilience of others, and reflect and compare our individual obstacles that we have overcome!

Students will make connections and enjoy their love of reading.

Mrs. Herold
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team (Newbery Honor Book) • Amazon Business $21.38 3 $64.14
Loretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices Go Tell It • Amazon Business $16.19 3 $48.57
We Dream of Space • Amazon Business $15.29 3 $45.87
Class Act • Amazon Business $11.69 3 $35.07
When Stars Are Scattered • Amazon Business $10.84 3 $32.52
Lifeboat 12 • Amazon Business $8.59 3 $25.77
Here in the Real World • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Roll with It • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Other Words for Home • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Becoming Muhammad Ali • Amazon Business $6.74 3 $20.22
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks • Amazon Business $6.26 3 $18.78
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97

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