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Mrs. Morris from Topeka KS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art Books for Mrs. Morris' Students!

My students need a book display and books to enhance their learning about art and love of reading, including books about shapes and colors, multicultural books, and more.

  • $645 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are excited to come to art every week and work on their projects. Our art room motto is "if you make a mistake, make it great!" and I often hear students encouraging their classmates with the reminder.

I teach about 475 students in PreKindergarten-3rd grade.

We tend to have a very positive atmosphere at school even with struggles students are sometimes facing at home. Nearly 65% of the students in my Title 1 school qualify for free and reduced lunch but whenever the school is raising money for charity or collecting food for the local food bank, the generosity shown by our families is amazing.

My Project

The students often ask to read if there is a little extra time at the end of a class. The problem is that most of the books in our art room library are hand me downs of hand me downs and are hard to see and organize on the old metal shelf. Aside from the few new books I try to purchase every year and have shared from my personal collection, the majority of our books have been, well, let's say "well-loved" and picked up from discard piles. Many have torn or missing pages and are not really related to art at all. I would love to share books with my students that will better support their learning in art and help them develop a love of reading.

It is every teacher's responsibility to help instill a love of reading.

Picture books especially can help struggling learners and students with English as a second language. The wonderful gift of new books would enrich my students' learning in the art room and love of reading, which will serve them for a lifetime.

Mrs. Morris
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids Colorful Essentials Book Display Stand, Red • Amazon $147.95 1 $147.95
Eric Carle's Animals Animals • Amazon $16.37 1 $16.37
The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse • Amazon $13.81 1 $13.81
Mouse Paint • Amazon $13.59 1 $13.59
Henri's Scissors • Amazon $13.39 1 $13.39
A Is for Art • Amazon $13.35 1 $13.35
Frida (English Language Edition) • Amazon $13.35 1 $13.35
Mouse Shapes • Amazon $13.10 1 $13.10
Perfect Square • Amazon $13.08 1 $13.08
I'm the Best Artist in the Ocean! • Amazon $12.67 1 $12.67
Journey on a Cloud: A Children's Book Inspired by Marc Chagall • Amazon $12.48 1 $12.48
Harold and the Purple Crayon • Amazon $12.21 1 $12.21
Louise Loves Art • Amazon $12.03 1 $12.03
Lines That Wiggle • Amazon $11.43 1 $11.43
Too Much Glue • Amazon $11.31 1 $11.31
A Little Bit of Oomph! • Amazon $11.31 1 $11.31
Where the Wild Things Are • Amazon $10.69 1 $10.69
I Spy: An Alphabet in Art • Amazon $10.46 1 $10.46
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon $10.45 1 $10.45
Leaf Man • Amazon $10.27 1 $10.27
Not a Box • Amazon $10.27 1 $10.27
Eric Carle's Dragons, Dragons • Amazon $9.41 1 $9.41
Ish (Creatrilogy) • Amazon $9.11 1 $9.11
An Australian ABC of Animals • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Here's Looking at Me: How Artists See Themselves (Bob Raczka's Art Adventures) • Amazon $8.67 1 $8.67
Pot that Juan built, The • Amazon $8.05 1 $8.05
Sky Color (Creatrilogy) • Amazon $7.90 1 $7.90
The Dot • Amazon $7.74 1 $7.74
Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
Red Is a Dragon: A Book of Colors • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Trucks and Trains • Amazon $5.85 1 $5.85
Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Animals • Amazon $3.96 1 $3.96

Materials cost

$476.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$547.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.61

Total project goal

$644.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$644.07

5 Donors

-$288.21

Donations toward project cost

-$252.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.73

Matching donations from our partners

-$347.04

Match offers toward project cost

-$294.98

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.06

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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