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  • $464 goal

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Mrs. Shanon Smith
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Art Across the Curriculum

My students need books about famous artists to write biographies. Basket making fits right in with our Oregon Native American studies.

My Students

Do you remember going to school just to see what kind of art you would get to create that day? My students are born artists. They live for art.

I work in a Title 1 School.

That means over 60% of my students qualify for free or reduced price lunches. We live in a lowly populated area on the Oregon Coast. I have an awesome group of 27 students this year. They are hard workers and really appreciate artistic opportunities. Even the shyest ones seem to shine when creating something. I love teaching this class.

My Project

Fourth grade is a writing year. My students need books about famous artists so they can write biographies and in turn learn more about art. The basket kits will give us a hands-on experience with our local Native American crafts in social studies. Pencils and paper are a staple we use every day.

I was an artist before I became a teacher.

There is no art curriculum at our school so it is up to me to provide that. I love art and want to share what I know with my students. These new supplies will help students learn about writing and Native Americans by using hands-on activities centered on art. Thank you for your consideration and for taking the time to read through our project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA767 - Writing Practice Common Core Journal - Gr. 4-5 - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.50 3 $97.50
COILED BASKETRY PROJECT KIT RAFFIA • School Specialty $25.55 3 $76.65
JJ627 - Turn-In-Your-Work Organizer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
MOSAIC CRAFTERS CUT ASST 3 LB PACK • School Specialty $31.34 1 $31.34
Quill Brand Colored Paper 8-1/2x11", Letter Size, Canary • $8.99 2 $17.98
Fireworx 20lb. Color Copy/Laser Paper 8-1/2x11", Letter Size, Luminous Lavender • $13.79 1 $13.79
Jackson Pollock Mike Venezia • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Dorothea Lange • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Mary Cassatt Mike Venezia, Sarah Mollman Underhill, Mike Ven • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Da Vinci • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Marc Chagall Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Botticelli Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Edgar Degas Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Georges Seurat Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Paul C zanne Mike Venezia, Shari Joffe (Editor) • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Horace Pippin Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Grandma Moses Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Roy Lichtenstein (Getting to Know the World''s Greatest Artis • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Andy Warhol Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Monet Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator), Sara Mollman • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Getting to Know the Worlds Greatest Artists: Van Gogh Mike V • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Diego Rivera Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator), Meg M • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Faith Ringgold Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07

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