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Mrs. Nelson from North Hills CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating the Next Masterpiece!

My students need 20+ books on famous artists so they can read and be inspired by the techniques artists used to create famous works of art.

  • $343 goal

This project expired on May 30, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember that defining moment when you discovered a special talent or ability? I hope to unlock these answers for my students as I provide visual arts lessons and creative opportunities in the classroom.

I teach second grade to a creative bunch of students.

They are eager for new experiences that motivate and challenge them. For many of my students school is their only opportunity to receive enrichment classes. I want my students to feel successful at whatever they do. Some students excel in academics while others find success in different ways. Keeping the arts alive will ensure that all of my students would be given the opportunity to reach their highest potential.

My Project

This year my students were fortunate enough to receive weekly theater classes from our wonderful theater teacher and the students blossomed from this experience! Their love for the arts grew and I would love to continue to provide a quality visual arts experience, too. The books and materials I am requesting will be used to introduce students to famous artists. We will study their techniques, their importance in Art History and their influence on the world today. Students will create art projects that are inspired by famous artists, too.

Please consider making this important donation in helping our class.

Your donation will have a long-lasting impact on the lives of these young students. Thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration and for any support that you are able to provide so we can reach our goal.

Mrs. Nelson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Vincent Van Gogh: Sunflowers and Swirly Stars Joan Holub, Jo • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
In the Garden with Van Gogh Julie Merberg, Chronicle Books, • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Famous Artist's Masterpiece Collection (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $51.95 1 $51.95
Matisse Dance For Joy • AKJ Books $6.29 1 $6.29
A Picnic With Monet • AKJ Books $6.26 1 $6.26
A Magical Day With Matisse • AKJ Books $6.26 1 $6.26
Henri Matisse Jude Welton, Henri Matisse • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Famous Artists Children’s Books - Set of 9 • Nasco $130.50 1 $130.50

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