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Mrs. Davis from Princess Anne MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Empathy Through Art

Help me give my students books to help them learn about art and the world around them!

  • $302 goal

This project expired on December 12, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come to me from a variety of backgrounds. They are creative, inquisitive, and intelligent in different ways. I began to see this even more last year when I was asked to combine my Library Media class with art. Last year was an amazing year! I saw students who struggled with Math or Reading, bloom when they were given the chance to draw, paint or create. This is truly proof that students learn and show learning in different ways.

My Project

The materials and books that I have chosen will help my students learn more about the world outside of their neighborhoods. By sharing books about other cultures, famous artists and their work, students will learn more about the world around them.

Reading and learning about others helps to build empathy and a broader sense of the world.

I want my students to be encouraged and inspired in my classroom. I want them to know that we all have things in common, even when we do not look alike or speak the same language. We can communicate thoughts and feelings through art.

Many students do not have a variety of books and materials at home. While we have a wonderful local library in town, sadly, many students who are not within walking distance do not have the transportation to get there. The books that they read and listen to in school are many times, the only ones that they are exposed to. I want to make sure I am sharing books that will have a lasting impact on them.

Mrs. Davis
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 225 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Viva Frida • AKJ Education $17.09 1 $17.09
Chocolate Me! • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Giant Steps to Change the World • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Henri's Scissors • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Vincent Can't Sleep: Van Gogh Paints the Night Sky • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The last stop on market street • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Maybe Something Beautiful • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Diego Rivera His World and Ours • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Vincent's Colors Words And Pictures by Vincent Van Gogh • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Art Detective • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Frida Kahlo • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Visiting Day • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
A Picnic With Monet • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Round Is a Tortilla A Book of Shapes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Bee-bim Bop! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Somos UN Arco Iris (We Are a Rainbow) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
I Like to Paint • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Under the Ramadan Moon • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Uncle Andy's • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Matisse Dance with Joy • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
I Am an Artist • AKJ Education $3.76 1 $3.76

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