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Ms. Spusta from Pleasant Hill CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Artists Come to Kindergarten!

Help me give my students an opportunity to learn and read about famous artists at their reading level. Students also need supplies to create their own works of art.

  • $817 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are bright, curious, and creative. My students love funny books, art projects, and investigating the natural world. They have endless questions about unicorns, space, and Frida Kahlo.

These small students are trying hard to navigate the big world around them.

They are learning what it means to be a good friend and be away from home. They love to build fantastical castles with blocks and hear stories with silly voices. It’s wonderful to see their unfiltered responses to the things most of us take for granted.

My Project

In our kindergarten class, we learn about a new artist every month! We need books, posters, and art supplies to learn about these important people. As this is my first year teaching kindergarten, many of my books are not at a beginning reading level. We need easy readers with predictable text to learn about each artist.

We also need clay, play dough, clay cutting tools, paper, and paint to make our own creations based on these artists' masterworks.

We will use clay and wire to make Alexander Calder inspired sculptures. We will paint paper to make animals like Eric Carle. This project helps expose the smallest of students to important styles of expression.

Ms. Spusta
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 20 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Wooden Pattern Blocks, Set of 250 • Amazon Business $28.01 2 $56.02
YOTTOY Frog and Toad Plush Friends (Frog & Toad Gift Set) • Amazon Business $47.00 1 $47.00
Oopsy Daisy Fine Art for Kids Eric Carle's Mermaid Canvas Wall Art by Eric Carle, 18 x 14 • Amazon Business $39.37 1 $39.37
CC O Play Large Lacing Bead Set for Kids - 36 Jumbo Beads & 4 Threads for Toddlers - Montessori Educational Stringing Toy for Preschool Children - Bonus Bag & Ebook with Primary Resources • Amazon Business $17.97 2 $35.94
Elephant 7" & Piggie 5" Soft Toys • Amazon Business $28.00 1 $28.00
LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Yoda’s Hut 75208 Building Kit (229 Piece) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Insect Lore The World of Eric Carle Creature Peeper, Yellow • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
McGaw Graphics The Tulip, 1967 by Alexander Calder Painting Print • Amazon Business $19.64 1 $19.64
Squares & Other Shapes: with Josef Albers (First Concepts With Fine Artists) • Amazon Business $9.43 2 $18.86
Buyartforless Portrait of Dora Maar by Pablo Picasso 20x16 Museum Art Print Poster • Amazon Business $18.83 1 $18.83
Creanoso Vincent Van Gogh Famous Paintings Poster (12-Pack) - Starry Night Sunflowers Almond Blossoms A3 Size - Great Home, Office, Room Decoration Famous Imperial Arts Collection & Gift • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
Do You Want to Be My Friend? (World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
When Pigasso Met Mootisse • Amazon Business $16.05 1 $16.05
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Too Much Glue • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
Pete the Cat Cool Cat Math Game Grade K • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
ALEX Art 24 Rainbow Modeling Clays, Multi • Amazon Business $6.50 2 $13.00
Purple Robe and Anemones 1937 by Henri Matisse Figurative Portrait Flower Floral Print Poster 11x14 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Blue • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Lines That Wiggle • Amazon Business $12.27 1 $12.27
The Grouchy Ladybug (World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
41pcs Dough Tools for Child, Various Plastic Molds by HEHALI • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Very Busy Spider • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Learning Advantage 8837 Pattern Block Activity Cards (Pack of 20) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Dot • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
LEGO Star Wars U-Wing Microfighter 75160 Building Kit • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Eric Carle's Animals Animals • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
10 Little Rubber Ducks Board Book (World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Tiny Seed (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Have You Seen My Cat? • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Birds & Other Animals with Pablo Picasso (First Concepts with Fine Artists series) • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Today Is Monday • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Mouse Paint • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Pablo Picasso: Breaking All the Rules (Smart About Art) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Pancakes, Pancakes! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Very Lonely Firefly (Penguin Young Readers, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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