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Ms. Mata from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art Room Classroom Library

My students need a variety of books with a focus on art for the classroom library.

  • $430 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Every artist was first an amateur." R. Emerson Fostering a love of art in each of my students is my goal as an art teacher, by encouraging students to explore the world around them through images and reading.

While I have not yet met my students, they come from one of the most challenging areas in Chicago and they are capable of so much.

I am working towards building a strong visual arts program that will give students exposure to a variety of artists, materials, field trips and experiences, while also bridging a connection to the community. Building this program will give students access to more well rounded education, as well as skills that will help them be college and career ready.

My Project

A classroom library will serve students in multiple ways. Students in K-2 will use Read-Alouds as a basis for learning about the elements of art (shapes, line, color, etc.) and social/emotional learning. Students in the 3-8 will use books as references and inspiration. Students will also be free to check out books to take home.

Donations to this project will help to promote literacy for my students.

They will have access to books specific to art and artists, which continues to expose students to the art in the world around them. Through the books in the classroom library students will be improving their visual literacy, as well as their reading skills.

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Ms. Mata
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 350 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pablo Picasso: Meet the Artist • Amazon $18.27 1 $18.27
Alexander Calder: Meet the Artist • Amazon $17.56 1 $17.56
Frida (English Language Edition) • Amazon $13.35 1 $13.35
Henri's Scissors • Amazon $13.23 1 $13.23
Perfect Square • Amazon $13.10 1 $13.10
Mouse Shapes • Amazon $12.75 1 $12.75
Jeremy Draws a Monster (Jeremy and the Monster) • Amazon $12.67 1 $12.67
Press Here • Amazon $12.32 1 $12.32
One • Amazon $11.52 1 $11.52
Lines That Wiggle • Amazon $11.42 1 $11.42
A Little Bit of Oomph! • Amazon $11.31 1 $11.31
Not a Box • Amazon $9.66 1 $9.66
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon $9.48 1 $9.48
No One Saw • Amazon $8.78 1 $8.78
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon $8.43 1 $8.43
Action Jackson • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
My Name Is Georgia: A Portrait by Jeanette Winter • Amazon $6.30 1 $6.30
Tar Beach • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Rembrandt (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
Michelangelo (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
Paul Gauguin (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
Diego Rivera (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
Jackson Pollock (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
Katie Meets The Impressionists • Amazon $5.71 1 $5.71
Pierre Auguste Renoir (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
Andy Warhol (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
Georgia O'Keeffe (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
Da Vinci (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
Van Gogh (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
Georges Seurat (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
Frida Kahlo (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
Mary Cassatt (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
Marc Chagall (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
Paul Klee (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
Roy Lichtenstein (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
Grandma Moses (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
Norman Rockwell (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
Salvador Dali (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
Monet (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
Mouse Paint/Pintura de raton Bilingual Boardbook (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$329.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$364.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.36

Total project goal

$429.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$429.09

7 Donors

-$427.33

Donations toward project cost

-$364.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.60

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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