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Ms. Nesper from Cleveland OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Love the Art Books in our Art Room Library

My students need more books about art or related to art, to read in my classroom. I use these books as a starting point for more lessons. What better way to integrate literacy into art.

  • $592 goal

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My Students

My students come to art class excited to expand their horizons, learn about art, and to create. I strive to treat them as if they are accomplished artists, and their work reflects this attitude.

Our school has a unique teaching model focusing on life-long learning, with multi-age classrooms and adult mentors.

Students master each learning benchmark before moving to the next level. Our school is part of a high-performing network of schools in the city of Cleveland, Ohio. Our students come from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. We receive free breakfast and lunch and school-wide Title I services.

My Project

I began a classroom library of art books in 2017 and now would like to expand it with more books. The students love them so much they want to finish their projects early so they can go read.

I love to use these books as a starting point for a lesson, whether it be about Van Gogh or about lines and color, it brings literacy into the art room.

Next time I teach weaving I will have two new books to use to show the students what weaving is: The Goat in the Rug and The Weaving Adventures of Edgar and Rita. What an exciting part of a lesson.

Ms. Nesper
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 250 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Look! Look! Look! at Sculpture • Amazon Business $16.76 1 $16.76
Exploring Landscape Art with Children (Come Look With Me) • Amazon Business $15.31 1 $15.31
Rainbow Stew • Amazon Business $15.20 1 $15.20
My Best Friend Is As Sharp As a Pencil: And Other Funny Classroom Portraits • Amazon Business $15.13 1 $15.13
A Day With No Crayons • Amazon Business $14.35 1 $14.35
Andrew Drew and Drew • Amazon Business $14.35 1 $14.35
The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art • Amazon Business $14.10 1 $14.10
The Line • Amazon Business $13.72 1 $13.72
Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Places (Childrens Books) • Amazon Business $13.48 1 $13.48
The Shape of My Heart • Amazon Business $13.36 1 $13.36
The Weaving Adventures of Edgar and Rita • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
The Mixed-Up Chameleon • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
The Day the Crayons Came Home • Amazon Business $12.46 1 $12.46
The First Drawing • Amazon Business $12.28 1 $12.28
Red: A Crayon's Story • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Bridget's Beret • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Louise Loves Art • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
M is for Masterpiece: An Art Alphabet (Art and Culture) • Amazon Business $11.10 1 $11.10
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! (Ala Notable Children's Books. Younger Readers (Awards)) • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70
Not a Stick • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Weaving the Rainbow • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Art Is... (Bob Raczka's Art Adventures) • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
Perfect Square • Amazon Business $8.87 1 $8.87
Stitchin' and Pullin': A Gee's Bend Quilt • Amazon Business $8.68 1 $8.68
Lemons Are Not Red (Ala Notable Book(Awards)) (Neal Porter Books) • Amazon Business $8.01 1 $8.01
Roberto: The Insect Architect • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
A Color of His Own • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Metal Man • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Chasing Vermeer • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Snowballs (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
The Greedy Triangle (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Goat in the Rug • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
When a Line Bends . . . A Shape Begins • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
What is Texture? (Get Art Smart) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Jacob Lawrence (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Regina's Big Mistake (Sandpiper paperbacks) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
My Many Colored Days • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92
Round Trip • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Planting a Rainbow • Amazon Business $5.86 1 $5.86
Action Jackson • Amazon Business $4.26 1 $4.26

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