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

Books For Student Choice

My students need access to more books in the art-room, from art history, to learning how to draw Pokemon and Manga characters. The more books we have the more we can differentiate for each student.

  • $157 goal

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My Students

The students at the elementary and middle school I work with are eager for knowledge and new experiences. They are creative with a unique and expressive voice. Our school is located on the southwest side of Chicago where most families are low income. Our School is a Title I school and our families and students are primarily bilingual-Chicagoans which illustrate their expressive and unique voices. Our school and district provides us with a limited budget so many of the necessities that all artists use need refilling and restocking. On a typical day, we use pencils, erasers, paper, crayons, markers, color pencils, sharpeners, glue sticks and sketchbooks made from construction and copy paper. As you can imagine we are constantly in need of more of these supplies with 500 students cycling through them.

Supplies need to be restocked and we need them to be in plentiful supply as to not inhibit our expressive artists!

My Project

These books will add to our library more resources for students to turn to when wanting to draw and learning art history. The books are available to students when needing ideas for project planning, when finished with class assignments, and on our exploratory days when students are leading their own art projects.

Since our school does not have a library, our class is collecting books based on student interest and teacher identified need; in the cart are books on Pokemon, Manga, cute animals, cars and also art history topics such as Jose Posada's and Frida Kahlo's work.

Additionally, there are books on general art history and inspired projects from the renowned Tate museum.

All these books will add a depth to the collection that we are starting with a range of Art, history, and application.

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

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This project will reach 460 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Art Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley: 30 drawing lessons from the creator of Akiko • Amazon Business $15.68 1 $15.68
Posada's Popular Mexican Prints (Dover Fine Art, History of Art) • Amazon Business $14.38 1 $14.38
Tate Kids Modern Art Activity Book • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Supercute Animals and Pets: Christopher Hart's Draw Manga Now! • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Frida Kahlo (Little People, Big Dreams) • Amazon Business $7.31 1 $7.31
How to Draw a Car : Drawing Fast Race Sports Cars Step by Step: Draw Cars like Ferrari,Buggati, Aston Martin & More for Beginners (How to Draw Cars Book) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
How to Draw Pokemon: Learn to Draw Your Favourite Pokemon Go Characters • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
How to Draw Pokemon • Amazon Business $2.94 2 $5.88
Aztec Designs Coloring Book (Dover Design Coloring Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Ancient Mexican Designs (Dover Design Coloring Books) • Amazon Business $3.84 1 $3.84

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