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Ms. Philip
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

Art and Literacy

My students need books related to art such as the Getting to Know The World's Greatest Artists series. They also need books and to help inspire them in their art.

My Students

"I say Mona, you say Lisa!" "Mona!" "Lisa!" "Mona!" "Lisa!" Mona Lisa sits on my wall and "watches" the students to see who has good behavior. At the beginning of the year not a single student knew her name. Now every student from kindergartner to fifth grade can tell you who she is.

My students have a thirst for knowledge and like most children they love being read to.

However, being a new art teacher in an art program that is just starting, I have just 2 books. Both are from my personal library and this is most certainly not enough! Art is more than just painting a pretty picture. It is learning what life was like during the time a piece of art was created. It is learning how people discovered good ways to express themselves. But doing this without books is a hard thing. My students love to listen to the words being read and then create art that relates to the book.

My Project

I am writing this request to purchase several books, including a series called "€œGetting to Know the World's Greatest Artists€." My students will use the books to learn about various artists during the history of the world. The series includes both artists' work in it as well has a biography about them. To engage students, the books also have funny educational cartoons that relate to the artist or work. I have seen students read these cartoons and learn more information because the cartoons hold their interest. The other books will be used to explain in a story format about artists, color mixing, and give inspiration for art work.

Literacy is important!

Every student uses some form of literacy in their life each day. Being able to connect literacy to art will not only help those students who struggle in art but excel in literacy to connect the two and help them in art. It will also help those students who excel in art but struggle in literacy to connect them together and give them more confidence. Please help expand our art library so that each student in the school can learn more about the history of art and the world.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Botticelli • AKJ Books $20.44 1 $20.44
3D Art Lab for Kids • AKJ Books $16.24 1 $16.24
Drawing Comics Lab • AKJ Books $16.24 1 $16.24
Beautiful Oops! • AKJ Books $13.46 1 $13.46
Tar Beach • AKJ Books $13.14 1 $13.14
Picasso and the Girl With a Ponytail • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Me, Frida • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Art Dog • AKJ Books $12.34 1 $12.34
I Am Marc Chagall • AKJ Books $11.70 1 $11.70
Uncle Andy''s • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
I Aint Gonna Paint No More • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Frida Winter, Frida Kahlo, Ana Juan (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
The Day the Crayons Quit • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
The Art Lesson Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator), T • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Camille and the Sunflowers Laurence Anholt • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Art Patrick McDonnell • AKJ Books $11.05 1 $11.05
Roberto • AKJ Books $11.04 1 $11.04
When Pigasso Met Mootisse • AKJ Books $11.04 1 $11.04
Mouse Paint • AKJ Books $11.04 1 $11.04
Linnea in Monet''s Garden • AKJ Books $11.04 1 $11.04
Monet Paints a Day • AKJ Books $10.37 1 $10.37
Ish • AKJ Books $10.22 1 $10.22
Dot • AKJ Books $10.22 1 $10.22
Harold Et Le Crayon Violet • AKJ Books $7.30 1 $7.30
Action Jackson Jan Greenberg, Sandra Jordan, Robert Andrew P • AKJ Books $5.19 1 $5.19
Vincent Van Gogh • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Michelangelo • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Pablo Picasso • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Claude Monet • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Getting to Know the Worlds Greatest Artists: Grant Wood Mike • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Roy Lichtenstein (Getting to Know the World''s Greatest Artis • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Andy Warhol Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Edgar Degas Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Jackson Pollock Mike Venezia • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Eugene Delacroix Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Dorothea Lange • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Horace Pippin Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
When A Line Bends A Shape Begins • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Diego Rivera Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator), Meg M • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Diego Vel Zquez (Getting to Know the World''s Grea • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Rembrandt • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Winslow Homer (Getting to Know World Artists Series) Mike Ve • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Edward Hopper Mike Venezia, Sarah Mollman Underhill • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Pieter Bruegel Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator), Meg • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Jacob Lawrence Mike Venezia • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Titian Mike Venezia • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Frederic Remington Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Giotto Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Camille Pissarro Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Faith Ringgold Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Da Vinci • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Johannes Vermeer • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Georgia O''Keeffe Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator), M • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Paul Klee • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Georges Seurat Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Pierre Auguste Renoir • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Salvador Dali Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator), Meg • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Mary Cassatt Mike Venezia, Sarah Mollman Underhill, Mike Ven • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Norman Rockwell Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Grandma Moses Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Marc Chagall Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Paul Gauguin Mike Veneza, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52

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