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Ms. Simmons from Albuquerque NM is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Put an Elephant on Our Shelf!

Help me give my students a set of "Elephant & Piggie" books for our classroom bookshelf.

  • $160 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My special education classroom is full of wonderful kindergarten and first grade students with a very diverse range of needs. Currently, I work with students diagnosed with a wide variety of disabilities including autism spectrum disorder, visual impairments, cerebral palsy, social-emotional disorders, and various developmental delays.

School can be very overstimulating, overwhelming, and challenging, especially for students who have sensory needs and motor impairments.

In my classroom, we try to find students' strengths and not blame anyone for weaknesses. While working both with intervention-level and grade-level materials, we are learning how to work together and growing in our understanding that the learning tools for each student may look different.

My Project

Picking up books for independent reading can be intimidating, especially when reading is difficult. I try to encourage students to look at books, but they frequently are disinterested. During our read aloud time, we recently read a lot of the Mo Willems books I had borrowed from our school library. During their free time, students were asking to look at these books! They shared these books with one another, laughed at each story, and constantly searched for guest appearances by the pigeon. It was fantastic to see students so engaged!

I would like a set of Mo Willems’s “Elephant & Piggie” books for the classroom so I can keep creating this magical joy and laughter, and to encourage my students to gather around books.

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elephant & Piggie: The Complete Collection (An Elephant & Piggie Book) (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $88.99 1 $88.99
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Chocolate Chip, 58 Bars • Amazon Business $9.55 1 $9.55
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Lemon and Lime Blossom, 35 Count Canister, Pack of 3,Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $5.33 1 $5.33

Materials cost

$103.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$135.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.90

Total project goal

$159.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$159.33

1 Donor

-$159.33

Donations toward project cost

-$135.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.90

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$0.00

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