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Jabari Jumps

by Gaia Cornwall

Working up the courage to take a big, important leap is hard, but Jabari is almost absolutely ready to make a giant splash. Jabari is definitely ready to jump off the diving board. He s finished his swimming lessons and passed his swim test, and he s a great...

Working up the courage to take a big, important leap is hard, but Jabari is almost absolutely ready to make a giant splash.

Jabari is definitely ready to jump off the diving board. He s finished his swimming lessons and passed his swim test, and he s a great jumper, so he s not scared at all. "Looks easy," says Jabari, watching the other kids take their turns. But when his dad squeezes his hand, Jabari squeezes back. He needs to figure out what kind of special jump to do anyway, and he should probably do some stretches before climbing up onto the diving board. In a sweetly appealing tale of overcoming your fears, newcomer Gaia Cornwall captures a moment between a patient and encouraging father and a determined little boy you can t help but root for."

Suggested by Gina

Hardcover - 32 pages - in English - $15.99
ISBN: 0763678384 (ISBN13: 9780763678388)
Published May 9, 2017 by Candlewick Press
First published 2017

requested by

Ms. Flenke (Fifth Grade ELA and History Teacher)

at Oliver Partnership School, Lawrence, MA

Here since Apr 7, 2015

Open requests - 2 Books received - 3

This is my seventh year teaching and working with ESL students. Most students I work with speak Spanish. My goal is to provide the best possible instruction to each individual to allow them to succeed and continue to be a life-long learner. I always hope and strive to give my students the resources they need in order to achieve their academic and personal goals and aspirations.

why I requested this book

This year in our class we are working on building a stronger classroom community by learning how to support each other to help us achieve our goals. This text...

This year in our class we are working on building a stronger classroom community by learning how to support each other to help us achieve our goals. This text would help our class realize our inner strengths and take that jump to break insecurities and build confidence.

the class

Currently I teach two groups of 23 fifth grade students many who are English Language Learners and come from low-income families. The majority of my students...

Currently I teach two groups of 23 fifth grade students many who are English Language Learners and come from low-income families. The majority of my students speak Spanish or reside in predominantly Spanish speaking homes. We continuously work to better ourselves as readers, writers, and historians. Independent reading is one of our many favorite activities in school. Along with independent reading, we enjoy read-alouds together as a class.

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