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  • $292 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Richards
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Learning to Read with Elephant and Piggie

My students need a variety of Mo Willems books including: The Elephant and Piggie books, Pigeon Books, and That Is Not A Good Idea.

My Students

I have 29 students in my classroom. Some of them have had exposure to literacy concepts before coming to school but some have not had any exposure to books and letters before starting kindergarten. Mo Willems is the perfect author to get them excited about reading and to teach them how books work.

I have 29 very energetic and curious students who are excited to learn.

Our elementary school is a very High Poverty school. It has 51% free and reduced lunch. My students' favorite time of the day is when they are being read to. A lot of them do not have access to books at home so the only exposure that they get is when they are read to at school. Gifted students, special needs students, low-economic students, high economic students, avid readers, reluctant readers, all work side by side in a safe and happy learning environment. I have students in my classroom that came in not knowing a single letter or how to even hold a book. In this short time they have learned about 20 letters and can all look at a book the right way. They love to show emotion in the books that they read and Mo Willems provides a great opportunity for them to do that.

My Project

Each day I will gather my students on the carpet and read these books out loud to them over and over again. We will laugh at the humor, get to know the characters, and notice the use of speech bubbles. I will have the opportunity to point out the difference between print and pictures and model how reading sounds. After these multiple readings, the books will be on display for students to read them independently and practice all the literacy skills that I have taught.

Reading opens up a whole new world.

As my 29 students experience these Mo Willems books their lives will be changed. They will fall in love with characters and reading. They will also learn the early literacy skills they need to become independent lifelong readers.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pigeon Pack (4 Book Set) (The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!; Don't Let Pigeon the Stay Up Late!; The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!; Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!) • Amazon $24.10 1 $24.10
That Is Not a Good Idea! • Amazon $13.80 1 $13.80
Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion (Knuffle Bunny Series) • Amazon $12.59 1 $12.59
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale • Amazon $10.83 1 $10.83
Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.89 1 $8.89
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
Pigs Make Me Sneeze! (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
Watch Me Throw the Ball! (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
Today I Will Fly! (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
I Am Invited to a Party! (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 Friend is Sad (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
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
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

Materials cost

$210.28

Vendor shipping charges

$3.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$247.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.66

Total project goal

$291.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$291.08

6 Donors

-$170.00

Donations toward project cost

-$146.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.00

match offer

-$119.32

Match offer toward project cost

-$101.42

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.90

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 29 students.

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