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Ms. Benavidez from Glendale AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

K-2 Art Library

My students need an art library that will inspire them to be creative.

  • $206 goal

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My Students

My youngest students have been so excited to come to Art class during their first week of school. They are eager to be creative and share with each other and myself their experiences with art.

During our discussion today, a 2nd grade girl told me that she likes to learn about the Mona Lisa.

Many other hands went up with questions about the famous painting. Knowing that my students do not get many chances to learn about artists outside my classroom, I would like to provide them with an environment rich in literature that can spark our conversations, and inspire them.

My Project

We will read together each book at the start of class. Students will practice their social skills by discussing the themes presented. These book choices will give students a broader cultural perspective into different types of art.

The books chosen will motivate students to create paintings, drawings, and sculptures.

Students will complete a project based on each book we read out loud as a class.

Draw Me a Star by Eric Carle will be the first book we read to kickstart our creative adventures. Students will find enthusiasm in art by painting their first star, and be able to articulate the importance of imagination.

Ms. Benavidez
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 190 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Maybe Something Beautiful • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
68448-1007-Rembrant and the Boy Who Drew Dogs (Hardcover) • Blick Art Materials $11.99 1 $11.99
68342-1002-13 Paintings Children Should Know (Hardcover) • Blick Art Materials $11.96 1 $11.96
68342-1001-13 Women Artists Children Should Know (Hardcover) • Blick Art Materials $11.96 1 $11.96
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $9.95 1 $9.95
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $9.95 1 $9.95
Vincent Van Gogh: Sunflowers and Swirly Stars Sunflowers and Swirly Stars • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
68448-1005-The Magical Garden of Claude Monet (Softcover) • Blick Art Materials $7.19 1 $7.19
68448-1001-Leonardo and the Flying Boy (Softcover) • Blick Art Materials $7.19 1 $7.19
68448-1002-Degas and the Little Dancer (Softcover) • Blick Art Materials $7.19 1 $7.19
Liang and the Magic Paintbrush • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Draw Me a Star • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Mary Wore Her Red Dress and Henry Wore His Green Sneakers • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
How a Book Is Made • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Chalk Box Kid • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49

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