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Ms. Shea from Worcester MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Art Time With Books and Games

Help me give my students engaging art books and games for online learning!

  • $382 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am an art teacher, so I have the unique experience of seeing every student in my building. I am so lucky to teach all 570 of my hardworking students who I see persevere every day. Over 80% of my student population is below the poverty line and over 70% of my student population speaks English as a second language. This makes my job as an art teacher so important.

My students find success in communicating visually.

I am often the one chance they have, each day, to communicate an idea effectively without having to use words.

My Project

As teachers, we all know how important it is and how a child's life can be greatly improved by fostering a love of reading. I think that non-educators, wouldn't disagree with any of this, but I also think they may not know how powerful reading can actually be. Reading reduces stress, increases vocabulary, and improves memory. Reading helps you sleep better and can improve your focus and concentration. Reading helps you become a better communicator and writer. Readers develop creativity and cultivate empathy in students.

As an art teacher, I want to create with my students but I also want to include as many art-related books and games as I can.

I want my students to see books about artists, artworks, and art movements. I want to show them how fun looking at art can be. I want them to see how fun drawing can be by playing a game.

Ms. Shea
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 620 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Andy Web: Artist • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Mythical Creatures Drawing Game & Animal Art Ideas. 150 Prompt Cards for All Ages & Imaginations. • Amazon Business $19.88 1 $19.88
Catching Thoughts • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Swing • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Why is Art Full of Naked People: And other vital questions about art • Amazon Business $17.89 1 $17.89
How to Spot an Artist: This Might Get Messy • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
I Spy Colors in Art • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
I Spy Animals in Art • Amazon Business $15.50 1 $15.50
Iggy Peck, Architect (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
Studio: A Place for Art to Start • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $14.32 1 $14.32
Miss Turie's Magic Creatures • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
I'm the Best Artist in the Ocean! • Amazon Business $13.32 1 $13.32
Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School (LaRue Books) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Animalia • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
BrainBox for Kids - Art Card Game • Amazon Business $10.57 1 $10.57
Round Trip • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Freight Train Board Book (Caldecott Collection) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$267.77

Vendor shipping charges

$22.62

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$324.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.25

Total project goal

$381.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$381.66

1 Donor

-$381.66

Donations toward project cost

-$324.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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