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Ms. Eichhorn from Hartland MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

My EPIC Art and Literacy Project

My students need books to go along with the new art curriculum I am implementing. These books will have me teach the elements of line, shape, color, shape, space, texture and form. I do not currently have any of these books.

  • $647 goal

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My Students

My students love coming to my art class! They are enthusiastic and creative. I am lucky to be able to work with the same children over the course of five years, so I get to see them grow and blossom into students ready for fifth grade. I often see children who may have struggled in Kindergarten grown into young, confident learners by the time they reach fourth grade. That is something that I love about being their art teacher.

In the art room, we work with a variety of materials.

Their favorite thing to do is paint! They all know who Mona Lisa is and can recognize several famous paintings.

One of their favorite artists to imitate is Jackson Pollock because the students like to splatter. All of my students like listening to stories, whether it is from a book or one I tell them about my life. I often tell them about any one of the mistakes I may have made in life or even that day. I think it is very important to teach young artists that mistakes are opportunities to learn.

My Project

Children love books! Our classroom does not have a good literature library directly tied to the elements of art, such as the ones I am requesting in this project. Deep Space Sparkle, which is an online program, has a detailed curriculum that I recently purchased entitled EPIC - Elements and Principles Integration Curriculum.

The books I have requested all support this curriculum I wish to implement.

However, due to cost, I focused on just the seven elements of art and will later work on collecting books that support the principles.

This is a project that will serve children well beyond my years as an art teacher. Please help us build our art library. Thank you for reading.

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This project will reach 400 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Alexander Calder: Meet the Artist • Amazon Business $21.22 1 $21.22
Hundertwasser for Kids: Harvesting Dreams • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
A Bird or Two: A Story About Henri Matisse • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Arlo Needs Glasses • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Matisse's Garden • Amazon Business $16.35 1 $16.35
The Blue Whale • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth • Amazon Business $15.81 1 $15.81
Frida (English Language Edition) • Amazon Business $15.45 1 $15.45
The First Drawing • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Through Georgia's Eyes • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Lines That Wiggle • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Perfect Square • Amazon Business $14.93 1 $14.93
Pie in the Sky • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Leaf Man • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Art • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Apple • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Sandy's Circus: A Story About Alexander Calder • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
The Secret Cave: Discovering Lascaux • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Lily Wool • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $12.72 1 $12.72
The Story of Space: A first book about our universe • Amazon Business $12.60 1 $12.60
Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail • Amazon Business $12.46 1 $12.46
The Koala Who Could • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
Grandpa Green • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Shape Shift • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life (Julia Rothman) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Lines • Amazon Business $10.94 1 $10.94
A Perfect Day • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Hundertwasser: Create Your Own City • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Cat Tale • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
The Shape of My Heart • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Coyote Places the Stars (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Marvelous Me: Inside and Out (All about Me) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Ship Shapes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
What I Like About Me! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Pantone: Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Magic Trash: A Story of Tyree Guyton and His Art • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Henri Matisse: Drawing with Scissors (Smart About Art) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Chengdu Could Not, Would Not, Fall Asleep • Amazon Business $5.17 1 $5.17
Market Day: A Story Told with Folk Art • Amazon Business $5.02 1 $5.02

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