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Mrs. Macris from Spring TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Enriching Elementary Art Through Literacy

My students need books about about art and artists, book bins, a rug and a set of soft pillows.

  • $839 goal

This project expired on January 29, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing artists who create beautiful work. But what if they could read about artists who inspire them? It would take their work to a whole new level. Not only would these books give them artistic inspiration, but they would build literacy skills, as well.

My students are kindergarten through fifth grade artists.

They are creative and diverse. They enjoy learning about art and artists and especially love creating their own artwork. All 550 students at my school come to art once a week for 45 minutes. My school is a Title I campus, however, these funds are allocated for the core content areas and do not reach students in the fine arts.

My Project

Imagine students sitting on a carpet with soft pillows, next to a shelf FULL of books. They are sitting in pairs reading a story about an artist we have recently studied. Then they can share several new facts with the class that we did not cover in the large group lesson. These are the types of activities I would love to be able to use to enrich my students' art education.

Donations to this project will bring new and exciting books about art and artists into my students' lives.

They will no longer have to sort through stacks of out dated non-fiction books that are above their comprehension level in the library. Having an art library will illustrate how important reading is - not just in the reading class, but in all aspects of students' lives.

Mrs. Macris
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 550 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC152 - Plum Rectangular Carpet - 4' x 6' • Lakeshore Learning Materials $119.00 1 $119.00
Round Soft Pillows (Set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $118.96 1 $118.96
AA758X - Connect & Store Book Bins - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.50 2 $59.00
Artist to Artist: 23 Major Illustrators Talk to Children abo • AKJ Books $19.50 1 $19.50
Crystal Productions Dropping in on Matisse (Hardcover) • Blick Art Materials $16.96 1 $16.96
Crystal Productions Dropping in on Rousseau (Hardcover) • Blick Art Materials $16.96 1 $16.96
Crystal Productions Dropping in on Andy Warhol (Hardcover) • Blick Art Materials $16.96 1 $16.96
Dropping In On Series - Puffer Learns About Ceramics - Book • Blick Art Materials $16.96 1 $16.96
Crystal Productions Dropping in on Impressionists (Hardcover) • Blick Art Materials $16.96 1 $16.96
Crystal Productions Dropping in on Renaissance Artists (Hardcover) • Blick Art Materials $16.96 1 $16.96
Crystal Productions Dropping in on Grandma Moses (Hardcover) • Blick Art Materials $16.96 1 $16.96
Crystal Productions Dropping in on Romare Bearden (Hardcover) • Blick Art Materials $16.96 1 $16.96
Crystal Productions Dropping in on Grant Wood (Hardcover) • Blick Art Materials $16.96 1 $16.96
13 Art Illlusions Children Should Know (Hardcover) • Blick Art Materials $12.71 1 $12.71
13 Women Artists Children Should Know (Hardcover) • Blick Art Materials $12.71 1 $12.71
13 Paintings Children Should Know (Hardcover) • Blick Art Materials $12.71 1 $12.71
13 Buildings Children Should Know (Hardcover) • Blick Art Materials $12.71 1 $12.71
13 Sculptures Children Should Know (Hardcover) • Blick Art Materials $12.71 1 $12.71
13 American Artists Children Should Know (Hardcover) • Blick Art Materials $12.71 1 $12.71
13 Modern Artists Children Should Know (Hardcover) • Blick Art Materials $12.71 1 $12.71
13 Photos Children Should Know (Hardcover) • Blick Art Materials $12.71 1 $12.71
13 Art Mysteries Children Should Know (Hardcover) • Blick Art Materials $12.71 1 $12.71
13 Architects Children Should Know - Hardcover • Blick Art Materials $12.71 1 $12.71
13 Art Movements Children Should Know - Hardcover • Blick Art Materials $12.71 1 $12.71
A Bird in Winter: A Children''s Book Inspired by Pieter Breugel The Elder (Hardcover) • Blick Art Materials $12.71 1 $12.71
Journey on a Cloud: A Children''s Book Inspired by Marc Chagall (Hardcover) • Blick Art Materials $12.71 1 $12.71
Little Ballerina: A Children''s Book Inspired by Edgar Degas (Hardcover) • Blick Art Materials $12.71 1 $12.71
Leonardo and the Flying Boy • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Paintings that Smile True Kelley • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Edgar Degas • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Vincent Van Gogh: Sunflowers and Swirly Stars Joan Holub, Jo • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Claude Monet: Sunshine and Waterlilies True Kelley, True Kel • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Pablo Picasso: Breaking All the Rules True Kelley, True Kell • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$672.33

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$712.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$125.72

Total project goal

$838.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$838.13

3 Donors

-$816.07

Donations toward project cost

-$712.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$103.66

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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