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Ms. Lao from Bear DE is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mo Books By Mo Willems, Please?

My students need "Mo" books by their favorite author because they cannot get enough of Mo Willems.

  • $284 goal

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My Students

WE is a socioeconomically diverse school in a Title I district.

My second grade students are avid readers whose favorites are Mo Willems' Elephant & Piggie books and Brad Meltzer's Ordinary People Change the World biographies.

Using the tools at our creation station, my students design and build suspension, arched, and beam bridges as a part of our science curriculum.

As second graders, they are very active and they love when I incorporate PE games like banana tag as breaks between subjects. They don't even mind turning into a banana when they get tagged and they await their classmates coming to unpeel them!

My Project

Being that Mo Willems is, hands down, my favorite author, I have the entire 25 book Elephant & Piggie collection and have shared it with my second grade class. Well, my students cannot get enough of Mo Willems and they are clamoring for more of his books!

A prodigious (and prodigiously successful) children's author and illustrator, Mo Willems books appeal to both early and advanced readers because they capture relatable behaviors and emotions.

For four struggling readers in my class in particular, Mo Willems has transformed their relationship with books. As they independently and partner read his books, they have improved their fluency and have started earning AR points for the first time. When their reading levels grow beyond the Elephant & Piggie books, having a familiar author will help bridge them to other books and series.

By helping to supplement our classroom's Mo Willems library, you will be introducing my students to new series like his Pigeon and Knuffle Bunny books and new characters like Edwina the Dinosaur and Leonardo the Terrible Monster.

Ms. Lao
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity • Amazon Business $16.46 1 $16.46
Leonardo, the Terrible Monster • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
A Busy Creature's Day Eating • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Sam, the Most Scaredy-cat Kid in the Whole World: A Leonardo, the Terrible Monster Companion • Amazon Business $12.60 1 $12.60
Nanette's Baguette • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct • Amazon Business $12.26 1 $12.26
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale • Amazon Business $11.62 1 $11.62
Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator! • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? (Pigeon) • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion (Knuffle Bunny Series) • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! • Amazon Business $10.56 1 $10.56
Welcome: A Mo Willems Guide for New Arrivals • Amazon Business $10.52 1 $10.52
Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! - The Itchy Book! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
That Is Not a Good Idea! • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49

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