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Ms. McCue from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading in the Art Studio

My students need an art library that will inspire their work and be used as a reference tool during planning and sketching.

  • $957 goal

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My Students

I teach energetic PK-5 students at a Title I school on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. My art studio is a place where creativity is born. Students feel safe and can express themselves by learning new art techniques. My students learn best by providing them with fun and engaging activities that spark their interests and nurtures their prior art knowledge. Our students are in need of essential resources and materials that will benefit their educational growth exploring, planning, creating, and critiquing artistic compositions.

Our school is truly a barrier-free school, serving all students who come through our doors.

Almost 10% of our students are English language learners and 33% are students with disabilities. Almost half of our students stay in after-school care until after 5 PM each day while their parents work.

My Project

A well stocked art library should include books on different artists, artistic techniques, art history, principles of design and literature. Currently, my students have a small library they can browse through and reference if they need inspiration or reference ideas, however there are many books that would be useful on an everyday basis and to support lessons. These books will have a home by the window so students can leisurely sit and flip through while enjoying the bright light coming through the windows. To enhance this experience of getting lost in their books, I am requesting a carpet to make the area more comfortable. The additional books and comfy carpeting will provide a supportive nook.

It is my hope that my students will have the opportunity to be exposed to elements of art that will support their creativity.

For some of my students, the art room is their sanctuary where they can express themselves independently and build their confidence.

Ms. McCue
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Trade AM LR03401-MU58 Layla Geometric Area Rug, 5-Feet 3-Inch by 7-Feet 5-Inch, Multicolor • Amazon Business $172.99 1 $172.99
Safavieh Water Color Collection WTC697C Green and Fuchsia Runner, 2'2" x 8' • Amazon Business $46.74 1 $46.74
A Day With No Crayons • AKJ Education $11.64 2 $23.28
Once Upon an Alphabet Short Stories for All the Letters • AKJ Education $19.70 1 $19.70
Sandy's Circus A Story About Alexander Calder • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Pout-Pout Fish, The • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Down in the Subway • AKJ Education $14.36 1 $14.36
Art Dog • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Book of Mistakes • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Where the Wild Things Are • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
The Dot • AKJ Education $13.50 1 $13.50
Sky Color • AKJ Education $13.50 1 $13.50
Not a Stick • AKJ Education $13.49 1 $13.49
Beautiful Oops! • AKJ Education $13.46 1 $13.46
Color Zoo • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Art • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
When Clay Sings • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Day the Crayons Quit • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Going Places • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Happy Dreamer • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Swatch The Girl Who Loved Color • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Tar Beach • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Planting a Rainbow • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Iggy Peck, Architect • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Subway • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Robot Book • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Perfect Square • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Camille and the Sunflowers A Story About Vincent Van Gogh • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Roberto The Insect Architect • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Keith Haring • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Linnea in Monet's Garden • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Perdidos en NYC / Lost in NYC • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Two at the Zoo • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Rose's Garden • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Mix It Up! • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Not a Box • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Monsters Love School • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Iggy Peck's Big Project Book for Amazing Architects • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
The Pot That Juan Built • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Lemons Are Not Red • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
An Alphabet • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Mixed-Up Chameleon • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
My Name Is Georgia A Portrait by Jeanette Winter • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
When a Line Bends . . . A Shape Begins • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Matthew's Dream • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
1, 2, 3 to the Zoo A Counting Book • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
White Rabbit's Color Book • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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