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Mr. Young from San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Books, Books!

My students need a set of highly-engaging books to improve literacy and teach social skills, including the Pigeon books and Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems.

  • $504 goal

This project expired on April 11, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I love seeing my students get excited about reading! This year, I want to make sure they have access to highly engaging materials so that they fall in love with books forever.

I work with a very special group 3rd-5th graders with learning challenges.

Many of them have Autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities. My classroom is a place where we focus on academic content, as well as personal, social, and emotional development, and communication and language.

My Project

By funding this project, you will provide my students with access to their favorite book series. These books, written by Mo Willems, will be used to teach important literacy skills, as well as vital social lessons such as waiting your turn and how to help your friends. The "Elephant and Piggie" books are written in a highly engaging comic style. My students' eyes light up when they pick up these entertaining books. They read them to each other; they read them to their parents. Their excitement is inspiring!

"A book, being a physical object, engenders a certain respect.

Because you cannot turn a book off, because you have to hold it in your hands, because a book sits there, waiting for you, whether you think you want it or not, because of all these things, a book is a friend. It's not just the content, but the physical being of a book that is there for you always and unconditionally." Mo Willems Thank you and I hope you'll consider helping my students with the gift of books!

Mr. Young
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 12 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elephant 7" & Piggie 5" Soft Toys • Amazon $27.00 1 $27.00
Knuffle Bunny12.25'' • Amazon $26.00 1 $26.00
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus 6" Pigeon Plush Doll (Mo Willems) • Amazon $21.97 1 $21.97
"The Duckling Gets a Cookie" 8-Inch Duckling • Amazon $14.65 1 $14.65
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! • Amazon $13.52 1 $13.52
Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion (Knuffle Bunny Series) • Amazon $12.59 1 $12.59
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! • Amazon $11.98 1 $11.98
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale • Amazon $10.83 1 $10.83
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? (Pigeon) • Amazon $10.57 1 $10.57
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy • Amazon $10.51 1 $10.51
The Pigeon Needs a Bath! • Amazon $10.34 1 $10.34
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! • Amazon $10.22 1 $10.22
There Is a Bird On Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Listen to My Trumpet! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.89 1 $8.89
Happy Pig Day! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.54 1 $8.54
I Love My New Toy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.49 1 $8.49
I Will Surprise My Friend! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.49 1 $8.49
Watch Me Throw the Ball! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.49 1 $8.49
My Friend is Sad (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.49 1 $8.49
I Am Going! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.49 1 $8.49
Pigs Make Me Sneeze! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.49 1 $8.49
Are You Ready to Play Outside? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.49 1 $8.49
I Am Invited to a Party! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.49 1 $8.49
Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.49 1 $8.49
Today I Will Fly! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.49 1 $8.49
I Broke My Trunk! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.49 1 $8.49
My New Friend Is So Fun! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $7.64 1 $7.64
Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $7.64 1 $7.64
Let's Go for a Drive! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $7.31 1 $7.31
I'm a Frog! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $6.74 1 $6.74
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity • Amazon $6.54 1 $6.54
We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $6.00 1 $6.00
A Big Guy Took My Ball! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $6.00 1 $6.00
Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $6.00 1 $6.00
Can I Play Too? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $6.00 1 $6.00

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