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Ms. Santiago from Milwaukee WI is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Bi-Lingual Library for a Creative Classroom!

Help me give my students culturally relevant based and other desired Art resources.

  • $580 goal

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My Students

I just can't say enough about how great it is to work with the students and staff at ALBA! ALBA students love to participate in the Arts and are passionate about learning and improving their skills in all forms of Art. My students especially love to express themselves and their cultures through their artwork.

My students desire to be immersed in Art so often that most volunteer to take Art assignments as homework.

They will eagerly miss recess time to work on their projects. Their desire to learn and create motivates me to provide them with as many avenues of creating and expression as possible. We often work together to use ideas they have seen or researched within the lessons created for them.

Greeting my students each day, seeing their smiling faces and watching their skills and self-esteem increase is exciting. Listening to their ideas about Art and how they can use Art to make sense of the world and express themselves just amazes me. Their minds are always thinking about and processing possibilities to connect what they know to their Art. I love watching them grow and I am honored to be their Art teacher!

My Project

The students at ALBA are on an empowering pathway that will afford them the ability to observe, participate in and express themselves through their bi-cultural, bi-literate lives within the Art classroom. With that being said, the goal of this project is to build the resource library in my Art classroom. Many of the books being requested are in Spanish. Also, many of the books were chosen by the students themselves.

Students need these resources in order to integrate cultural symbols, colors and images, of ancient art, into their own culturally relevant artwork.

There are many whole school events that celebrate the Latino culture in which students create artwork and crafts that celebrates their culture.

In addition to this, my students love learning to draw. They like to borrow books from me or work on a project of their own design when their assigned class work is finished.

Ms. Santiago
Grades 3-5

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Revolution on Paper: Mexican Prints 1910-1960 (Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Series in Latin American and Latino Art and Culture) • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss • Amazon Business $24.09 1 $24.09
Women Street Artists of Latin America: Art Without Fear • Amazon Business $23.02 1 $23.02
Mayan Folktales: Folklore from Lake Atitln, Guatemala • Amazon Business $20.04 1 $20.04
Beyond the Stones of Machu Picchu: Folk Tales and Stories of Inca Life • Amazon Business $19.45 1 $19.45
Coleccin Completa de Libros de Instrucciones de Origami para Nios: Origami Japons Fcil + Origami Edicin Animales (Espaol/Spanish Book) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The 15-Minute Artist: The Quick and Easy Way to Draw Almost Anything • Amazon Business $15.90 1 $15.90
Textiles from the Andes • Amazon Business $15.56 1 $15.56
My Many Colored Days • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
A very especial coloring book from Puerto Rico: Un muy especial libro para colorear desde Puerto Rico • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya • Amazon Business $12.40 1 $12.40
Dreamers • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Design Motifs of Ancient Mexico (Dover Pictorial Archive) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Soadores (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum (Classic Seuss) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Tainos: Cultural Coloring Book • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
How to Draw Super Hero Comics Draw all of your Favorite Super Heroes (Avengers, DC Comics, Spider Man, Hulk, Iron Man, Superman, Batman, and More!) • Amazon Business $11.12 1 $11.12
The Night the Animals Danced: A Guatemalan Folktale • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
Incan Coloring Book: Legendary South America Culture and Famous Pre-Colombian Art, Magnificent Drawings and Relaxation Inspired Adult Coloring Book (Incan Books) • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Contemporary Renditions of Taino Art: Enriching your Life with Ancient Wisdom • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Animal Talk: Mexican Folk Art Animal Sounds in English and Spanish (First Concepts in Mexican Folk Art) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
How To Draw Unicorns And Cute Animals For Kids: A Step By Step Drawing, Activity And Coloring Book For Toddler, Girls, Boys And Children • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
How to Draw Comic Book Superheroes Using 5 Easy Shapes • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Todos a Celebrar! A Hispanic Customs & Traditions Alphabet Book (Bilingual English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
HOW TO DRAW FANTASY: Step by step drawing book for kids teaching basics and beyond • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Inca Designs (Dover Pictorial Archive) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Dragones y Tacos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.57 1 $7.57
Notebook Doodles Super Cute: Coloring & Activity Book (Design Originals) 32 Adorable Animal Designs; Beginner-Friendly Relaxing, Creative Art Activities on High-Quality Extra-Thick Perforated Paper • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
How to Draw Princesses, Dragons, Unicorns Book for Kids: A Fun Step-By-Step Drawing Activity Book for Kids Ages 4-8 and Above • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
I Am Confident, Brave & Beautiful: A Coloring Book for Girls • Amazon Business $6.82 1 $6.82
Creative Haven Mexican Folk Art Coloring Book (Creative Haven Coloring Books) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Notebook Doodles Go Girl!: Coloring & Activity Book (Design Originals) 30 Inspiring Designs; Beginner-Friendly Empowering Art Activities for Tweens, on High-Quality Extra-Thick Perforated Paper • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
How to Draw Dragons for Kids: Easy & Fun Drawing Book for Kids Age 6-8 • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Incas Aztecs & Mayas Color Bk • Amazon Business $4.29 1 $4.29
Aztec Designs Coloring Book (Dover Design Coloring Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Wild Bios: Frida Catlo • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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