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Mrs. HANSON from Las Vegas NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Knowing Art Makes you Smart- Part 2

My students need 29 art books, including biographies of such artists as Norman Rockwell, Jackson Pollack and Francisco Goya and a number of How-To books.

  • $270 goal

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My students are smart, creative, interesting and worth as many opportunities as I can make for them with your help. I teach art to all the students at our elementary school. Our school has an extremely high population of special education students, English as a second language and low income families. I want to make sure that my students keep engaged in learning by having access to the best resources I can provide. I would like for my students to have a classroom library full of art books. These books would be for a variety of activities such as learning to draw or to read about different artists. This is a terrific opportunity to learn together and independently in the art room with different resources than are currently available. Little by little I would like to gain enough books so that students could teach the class about different techniques or artists they have researched. I would like to do lessons where each child reads about a different artist and then tries to create their own picture in the style of that artist. This is an introduction to doing a research project at the elementary level. The books I have researched and chosen are age appropriate and could be enjoyed independently by 3-5th grade and in teacher directed lessons for grades K-2. Our budget for art is extremely small, and we just simply cannot afford books. The entire budget is spent on consumable materials and is long gone before we can even think about acquiring books. I would like to build my library in stages as to provide students with more and more books as the years go on. Also, this would be a more affordable option since an entire library would cost hundreds of dollars. We have completed “Phase One” in building our library and would like to add these additional titles in “Phase Two”. With your help, together we can give these kids the credit they deserve for the fabulous work they do in school. We can help them be excited and proud of what they learn and create!

Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pencil, Paper, Draw!: Sharks Steve Harpster • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
I Can Draw Animals (I Can Draw Series) Lorrie Mack, Lorrie Mack (Editor), Jenny Williams (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Pencil, Paper, Draw: Animals Steve Harpster • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
The Big Book of Look & Look Again Tony Tallarico • Barnes and Noble $5.99 1 $5.99
The Ultimate Hidden Pictures Dinosaurs Tony Tallarico • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Ultimate Hidden Pictures Under the Sea Tony Tallarico, Claudine Gevry (Illustrator), Jocelyn Jamison • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Heroes!: Draw Your Own Superheroes, Gadget Geeks & Other Do-Gooders Jay Stephens • Barnes and Noble $1.00 1 $1.00
Henri Rousseau Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Paul Cezanne Mike Venezia, Shari Joffe (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Georges Seurat Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Winslow Homer (Getting to Know World Artists Series) Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Jackson Pollock Mike Venezia • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Edgar Degas Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Norman Rockwell Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Camille Pissarro Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Titian Mike Venezia • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Francisco Goya Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Pierre Auguste Renoir Mike Venezia, Meg Moss • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Giotto Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Art Masterpieces in 3-D: 40 Images by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Goya, and Other Great Artists L. C. Casterline • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
How to Draw Dinosaurs (How to Draw Series) Kids Books, Howard S. Friedman (Illustrator), Georgene Griffin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
My Very Favorite Art Book: I Love to Draw Jennifer Lipsey • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
How to Draw Nintendo Heroes and Villains Michael Teitelbaum, Ron Zalme (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Ralph Masiello's Dragon Drawing Book Ralph Masiello, Ralph Masiello (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
My Very Favorite Art Book: I Love to Draw Horses! Jennifer Lipsey Edwards • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Pencil, Paper, Draw: Cars & Trucks Steve Harpster • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Cartooning For Kids Mike Artell • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Pencil, Paper, Draw!: Pirates Steve Harpster • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
I Can Draw Machines (I Can Draw Series) Carrie Love, Lorrie Mack, Carrie Love (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19

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