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Mrs. Hohman
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

The Fine Art of Reading

My students need mentor texts and drawing supplies to use during small and large group reading lessons.

My Students

First grade students enjoy being creative as the learn. Connecting reading experiences to the fine arts strengthens the learning experience. It makes learning more fun and memorable. My students' needs fit this description perfectly.

They are in need of materials that offer learning opportunities that connect reading to the artistic discipline of the fine arts.

Our classroom is comprised of 24 students. Our school is located in a wonderful, rural town and serves grades K-5 with approximately 50 students in each grade. I am striving to provide my students with opportunities to improve reading comprehension skills, phonics and grammar skills, and writing skills through the use of art medium.

My Project

My students will use mentor texts and drawing materials to make real life connections between books and art. They will participate daily in large and small group discussions and academic activities to gain an understanding of the text followed by artistic opportunities to support and strengthen learning. Each mentor text will be used for a duration of one week. The drawing materials will be used daily leading to completed projects based on the text at the end of each week.

Your donation will help my students fulfill their strong desire to draw and create while they learn necessary reading skills.

Often, classroom lessons are focused on text score results and outcomes. This project will allow my students reach such outcomes while gaining an understanding that learning is creative and and fun. Their reading skills will improve because their intrinsic motivation level will be high.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
That's What Friends Are For • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Caliart 100 Gel Pens with Case for Adult Coloring Books Scrapbooking Drawing Writing Including Glitter Metallic Pastel Neon Swirl Glitter-Neon Classic (No Duplicate) • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Crayola 58-7858 Ultra-Clean Washable Broad Line Markers, 40-Count • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
From Caterpillar to Butterfly (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $13.62 1 $13.62
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Stellaluna • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
Duck! Rabbit! • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Tops & Bottoms (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $11.24 1 $11.24
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me: Book & CD (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type • Amazon Business $8.55 1 $8.55
Clarabelle: Making Milk and So Much More • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Whistle for Willie • Amazon Business $7.34 1 $7.34
Fire Trucks (Pull Ahead Books) (Pull Ahead Transportation) • Amazon Business $7.16 1 $7.16
Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King Jr. (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Crayola Colored Pencils, 64 Count, Vibrant Colors, Pre-sharpened, Art Tools, Great for Adult Coloring • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Petite Rouge (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Chester's Way • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Matthew and Tilly (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $5.96 1 $5.96
Chrysanthemum • Amazon Business $5.35 1 $5.35
From Seed to Pumpkin (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
National Geographic Readers: George Washington (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Bats • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Weather • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Abraham Lincoln (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Days with Frog and Toad (I Can Read, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
Volcanoes! (National Geographic Readers) • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Whales • Amazon Business $3.46 1 $3.46
National Geographic Readers: Storms! • Amazon Business $2.65 1 $2.65
Little Red Riding Hood • Amazon Business $2.43 1 $2.43
National Geographic Readers: Dolphins • Amazon Business $2.43 1 $2.43

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