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Ms. HLichtman from Duarte CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Artful Learning Through Reading

My students need supplies and literature to tie reading and art into connected lessons.

  • $314 goal

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My Students

Our third grade is comprised of 22 creative and enthusiastic students. They are eager to express themselves through writing, speaking, and art projects. My students are working on adding more art standards to our language arts and math lessons for a deeper connection to the material.

About half of the class comes from low-income homes with little to no access for a creative outlet.

What we complete in class is often the only time they use art supplies, have access to readily available books, and receive immediate praise. Building a community of kindness and academics is important to my students, and we are excited to work on projects that allow us to do so.

My Project

The materials selected will be used to create 3D sculptures showing how being unique is special, turn our "mistakes" into fabulous artwork, and determine how just one line on a page can inspire a masterpiece. Stories such as The Dot and Octicorn are simple, yet evoke traits I want to see in my students. We will be using these wonderful written works to engage our artistic and creative side. After reading Hello, My Name is Octicorn, we will imagine our own creatures made up of two different animals, create them in 3D with Model Magic, paint them, and write a narrative story to go along with it. From the stories The Dot, I'm NOT Just a Scribble, and Ish, we will have meaningful conversations about mistakes and messes becoming masterpieces and then create our own inspired by paintings.

Throughout the year, we have read many books that have inspired us to recognize the connection between reading and art.

Now we would like to take this from paper and pencil to full-blown artwork we can display for all.

Ms. HLichtman
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Model Magic Modeling Compound Value Pack • Amazon Business $44.48 2 $88.96
Crayola Washable Paint, Assorted, 16 oz., 12 per Set (549718) • Amazon Business $40.36 1 $40.36
Crayola Bulk Paint Brushes, 36ct Classpack, Brush Set, Great for Kids • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
I'm NOT just a Scribble... • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Ish (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $12.01 1 $12.01
Hello, My Name Is Octicorn • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Outus 24 Pieces Plastic Paint Palettes 6 Well Rectangular Watercolor Palette Painting Tray, White • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
The Dot • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20

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