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  • $416 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Pantano
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

Classroom Library for Young Artists!

My students need a collection of children's books, artist books and visual resources to create a "fine arts library" for our classroom and school.

My Students

"Logic will take you from point A to B. Imagination will take you anywhere" - Albert Einstein.

My young students come from a lower-income urban area where many of their local or neighborhood schools are facing closure and mass budget cuts.

We are a small Charter school in our first year serving students grades K-5 in a large city. As the Art teacher I have the pleasure of seeing all students in the school weekly and sometimes more! These young artists are eager to learn and in my classroom they will assume the role of the contemporary artist- creating as much and as diverse work as possible.

My Project

In my classroom I envision the shelves filled with as many books as we would have paint, a cozy chair to settle down in and a simple system so students can check out books at their discretion. The collection is filled with material geared towards all different age groups and reading levels. A large population of my students are English Language Learners so there are a number of books that are written in both Spanish and English. My students will not only have the opportunity to read and expand on artists and materials that they have learned about in class, but they they will be able to explore new and different information as well. In order for these children to continue growing as confident and inquisitive young artists, we need a solid collection of arts-based literature for the school.

Many in my classes do not have easy access to public libraries in their neighborhood or Internet access at home, so continuing their exploration of art outside of class may not be an option for them.

I want to create an art-based library for the school/classroom so students not only have access to these materials during their time with me, but at home as well. Your donations would be greatly appreciated by both myself and my students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
WHAT IS CONTEMP ART/HC 64/PG BOOK • Blick Art Materials $13.57 2 $27.14
The Sneaker Coloring Book • Amazon $16.36 1 $16.36
Museum Shapes (Metropolitan Museum of Art) • Amazon $14.52 1 $14.52
Draw Me A House: A Book of Colouring in, Ideas and Architectural Inspiration • Amazon $14.49 1 $14.49
The Art Book for Children • Amazon $14.46 1 $14.46
The Art Book for Children, Book Two • Amazon $14.46 1 $14.46
Art & Max • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
Frida (English Language Edition) • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
Roberto, The Insect Architect • Amazon $12.75 1 $12.75
Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 21 Activites (For Kids series) • Amazon $12.66 1 $12.66
Hugo and Miles In I've Painted Everything • Amazon $12.09 1 $12.09
ABeCedarios: Mexican Folk Art ABCs in English and Spanish (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon $11.96 1 $11.96
Art & Sole: Contemporary Sneaker Art & Design • Amazon $11.60 1 $11.60
ART MEMORY GAME/MODERN ART DELUXE • Blick Art Materials $11.53 1 $11.53
13 Artists Children Should Know • Amazon $11.46 1 $11.46
CHILDREN SHOULD KNOW/13 WOMEN ARTISTS • Blick Art Materials $11.43 1 $11.43
RED YELLOW BLUE/HC 96/PG BOOK • Blick Art Materials $11.43 1 $11.43
The Dot • Amazon $10.89 1 $10.89
Only One You • Amazon $9.81 1 $9.81
My First Bilingual Book-Colours (English-German) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
My First Bilingual Book-Colours (English-Turkish) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
My First Bilingual Book-Colours (English-Italian) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Black and Blanco!: Engaging Art in English y Espanol • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
Can You Find It?: Search and Discover More Than 150 Details in 19 Works of Art • Amazon $6.38 1 $6.38
Colores Everywhere!: Colors in English and Spanish • Amazon $6.36 1 $6.36
My Name Is Georgia: A Portrait by Jeanette Winter • Amazon $6.30 1 $6.30
Henri Matisse: Drawing with Scissors (Smart About Art) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Uncle Andy's (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
What Can You Do with a Paper Bag? • Amazon $4.67 1 $4.67

Materials cost

$318.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.78

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$353.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.40

Total project goal

$416.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$416.00

9 Donors

-$346.00

Donations toward project cost

-$294.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.90

match offer

-$70.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$59.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 288 students.

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