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Mrs. Berry from Saginaw MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Family Art and Literacy Bags

My students need these books and art supplies to complete ten different Family Art and Literacy Bags to be taken home by kindergarten through second grade students.

  • $507 goal

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My Students

Think back to when you first started to look at picture books and you had to draw what you saw. Was it fun and engaging? Many of my students do not have the supplies to create art or read about art books.

Several students (210) would be impacted by the Family Art and Literacy Bags.

For this project my students range from four years to eight years old. Our charter school services an inner city community; 70% of our students receive free or reduced lunch. My students are excited about when we create art projects. They dive right in and create many wonderful art projects in the class. When they finish, my students are always asking me to take home art materials because they do not have crayons or other supplies.

My Project

The Family Art and Literacy Bags are designed to provide an opportunity for students and family members to interact with a variety of art supplies and art related books or themes. There are 10 different themed bags (tree, Faith Ringgold/quilts, jungle, Chinese dragons, Australian animals, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, alphabet art, line, Monet’s garden, and Vincent Van Gough’s sunflowers). Each bag contains two to three books and art activities around a theme. Each bag also contains art supplies for an art project for parents and students to make together. The bags reinforce and extend our curriculum while providing practice for newly acquired skills and knowledge.

Marilyn Jager Adams once said, “Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.” When parents read and create art with their child, they are spending quality time together while building positive communication.

My students are craving the opportunity to create art. Please give them this opportunity to become budding readers and artists.

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

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This project will reach 210 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CRAYOLA COLOR STICKS/24/CT • Blick Art Materials $13.74 2 $27.48
CRAYOLA OIL PASTELS/SET 28 • Blick Art Materials $3.49 1 $3.49
HELIX SHARPENER/SINGLE • Blick Art Materials $1.25 10 $12.50
CRAYOLA CLR PENCIL/24/SET • Blick Art Materials $4.20 2 $8.40
CRAYOLA REG CRAYON/TUCK BX/24 • Blick Art Materials $1.69 3 $5.07
CONSTRUCTN PAPR 130G/ASSORTED 9X12 50PK • Blick Art Materials $2.10 2 $4.20
CRAYOLA WC PAN/OVAL 16/SET • Blick Art Materials $6.79 2 $13.58
BLICK STU WC PAPER/WHT 15X22 90LB EACH • Blick Art Materials $0.28 50 $14.00
CANSON DRAW PAPER/WHT STUDENT 18X24 70LB • Blick Art Materials $0.28 50 $14.00
Item Shipping/Handling Charges • Blick Art Materials $13.95 1 $13.95
Wangaris Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa • AKJ Books $13.26 1 $13.26
David''s Drawings • AKJ Books $6.98 1 $6.98
Cassie''s Word Quilt Faith Ringgold (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Tar Beach • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Living Rainforest, The • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
Jabuti the Tortoise: A Trickster Tale from the Amazon • AKJ Books $5.46 1 $5.46
Dreaming With Rousseau • AKJ Books $6.26 1 $6.26
D is for Dancing Dragon: A China Alphabet Carol Crane, Zong- • AKJ Books $7.16 1 $7.16
Henry and the Kite Dragon Bruce Edward Hall, William Low (Il • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Linnea in Monet''s Garden • AKJ Books $12.48 1 $12.48
Claude Monet • AKJ Books $14.78 1 $14.78
Camille and the Sunflowers Laurence Anholt • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
In the Garden with Van Gogh Julie Merberg, Chronicle Books, • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Place Where Sunflowers Grow Amy Lee-Tai, Felicia Hoshino (Il • AKJ Books $14.00 1 $14.00
Australia ABCs: A Book about the People and Places of Austra • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
D is for Down Under: An Australia Alphabet Devin Scillian, G • AKJ Books $16.16 1 $16.16
Frida Winter, Ana Juan (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Clara and Senor Frog • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Diego • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
A Is for Art: An Abstract Alphabet Stephen T. Johnson • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Alphabeasties and Other Amazing Types • AKJ Books $14.39 1 $14.39
Alphabeasties: And Other Amazing Types Sharon Werner, Sarah • AKJ Books $15.59 1 $15.59
Art Patrick McDonnell • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Scribble • AKJ Books $12.47 1 $12.47
Tommaso and the Missing Line • AKJ Books $12.47 1 $12.47
The Life And Work Of Paul Klee • AKJ Books $6.23 1 $6.23
Magical Garden of Claude Monet (Anholt''s Artists Books for C • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
A Picnic With Monet • AKJ Books $6.26 1 $6.26

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