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Ms. Pappas- Russo from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Link Art and Literacy - PART 2

The cost of an art book library is $789, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $885 goal

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I have been the art teacher at a South Bronx K-5 school for the last six years. It is so difficult to receive funding for arts where there is always a need for test prep materials and regular class books. My students are very talented individuals and I try to expose them to all aspects of art. I follow their social studies curriculum and we explore many cultures and many different mediums of art. Having a classroom art library would expose my students to even more wonderful experiences. They will be able to see many examples of the art that I am referring to and they can also explore various art and artists on their own free time. There are two other art teachers in my school who would also be able to benefit from an art library as well. With each teacher having 550 students or more, we are constantly buying supplies to meet these students' needs. A library to use as reference would make a world of difference our students. I would love for my students to be able to research an artist all on their own, instead of me doing all the research. With them doing the research they will broaden their minds to even more artists and even more techniques while they are flipping through the books. If I had the opportunity to have this art library for my class, the first project that I would do is a lesson in Pop Art. My students will study the works of Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and Roy Lichtenstein to name a few and create masterpieces in their style. Please consider my students for this donation.

Ms. Pappas- Russo
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elements Of Pop Up: A Pop Up Book For Aspiring Paper Engineers David A. Carter, James Diaz, James R. Diaz, David A. Carter (Illustrator), James R. Diaz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $32.39 1 $32.39
The Art of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to Present Tony Kushner • Barnes and Noble $29.98 1 $29.98
Hooked on Painting!: Illustrated Lessons and Exercises for Grades 4 and Up Sandy Brooke • Barnes and Noble $29.65 1 $29.65
Aboriginal Art and Culture Jane Bingham • Barnes and Noble $29.57 1 $29.57
Using Art to Make Art: Creative Activities Using Masterpieces Wendy M.L. Libby • Barnes and Noble $28.75 1 $28.75
Collage Techniques: A Guide for Artists and Illustrators Gerald F. Brommer, Gerald F. Brommer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $24.75 1 $24.75
World Cultures Through Art Activities Dindy Robinson, Rebecca Estes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $23.40 1 $23.40
Pop-up Book: Step-by-Step Instructions for Creating over 100 Original Paper Projects Paul Jackson, Paul Forrester • Barnes and Noble $22.50 1 $22.50
America the Beautiful: A Pop-up Book Robert Sabuda (Illustrator), Robert Clarke Sabuda (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $21.56 1 $21.56
Papercraft School Clive Stevens • Barnes and Noble $20.70 1 $20.70
From Ordinary To Extraordinary: Art & Design Problem Solving Ken Vieth, K. Vieth • Barnes and Noble $20.65 1 $20.65
Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Art Activities Barbara Mickelson Ervin, Barbara Mickelsen Ervin • Barnes and Noble $19.79 1 $19.79
The Art Book for Children Gilda Williams Ruggi (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
Enriching the Curriculum with Art Experiences Wendy M. Libby • Barnes and Noble $17.05 1 $17.05
Art Connections Kimberly Boehler Thompson, Diana S. Loftus • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
New York, New York!: The Big Apple from a to Z Laura Krauss Melmed, Frane Lessac • Barnes and Noble $16.10 1 $16.10
A Subway for New York David L. Weitzman • Barnes and Noble $15.30 1 $15.30
Museum 123: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Staff ofMetropolitan Museum of Art • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Seen Art? Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
American Folk Art for Kids: With 21 Activities Richard Panchyk, Foreword by William C. Ketchum, Foreword by Mr. Imagination • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Global Art: Activities, Projects and Inventions from around the World MaryAnn F. Kohl, Jean Potter, Mary Ann Kohl • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Art: A New History Paul Johnson • Barnes and Noble $14.98 1 $14.98
Museum Trip Barbara Lehman • Barnes and Noble $13.50 1 $13.50
Figure Drawing Lucy Watson • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Can You Find It?: Search and Discover More than 150 Details in 19 Works of Art Judith Cressy • Barnes and Noble $12.76 1 $12.76
Can You Find It, Too?: Search and Discover Details in 20 Works of Art: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Judith Cressy, With Metropolitan Museum of Art • Barnes and Noble $12.76 1 $12.76
2007 Modern Art Wall Calendar Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) Staff, Staff of Museum Of Modern Art,New York • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
2007 Kandinsky Wall Calendar Vasily Kandinsky • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
ABC NYC: A Book About Seeing New York Joanne Dugan, Joanne Dugan (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
Quilt Art 2007 Engagement Calendar Klaudeen Hansen (Compiler), Annette Baker (Editor), Richard Walker (Photographer), Charles R. Lynch (Photographer), Annette Baker (Compiler) • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Color Surprises: A Pop-Up Book Chuck Murphy (Artist), Chuck Murphy (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.16 1 $11.16
Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence Peter T. Nesbett (Editor), Patricia Hills, Michelle DuBois (Editor), Jacob Lawrence (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.98 1 $9.98
Art Starts: Every Page Illustrated by You! (American Girl Library Series) Trula Magruder, Chris Lorette David • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Can You Find It Outside?: Search and Discover for Young Art Lovers Jessica Schulte • Barnes and Noble $8.76 1 $8.76
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Can You Find It Inside?: Search and Discover for Young Art Lovers Jessica Schulte • Barnes and Noble $8.76 1 $8.76
City By Numbers Steven T. Johnson • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Growing Vegetable Soup Lois Ehlert, Lois Ehlert (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
History of Art Kristen Bradbury • Barnes and Noble $5.38 1 $5.38

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