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Ms. Coleman from Riverton UT is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Bug's Musical Life! #6

My students need bug and animal puppets, colored plates and fans, and drums to enhance their creative learning of the great outdoors.

  • $465 goal

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My Students

I service the budding, little Mozartians from preschool age to 6th grade at two schools. As their music teacher, I'm always figuring out ways to lead them through "the mystery of music class” with joy full of surprises. Our students become fluent in Singlish as they enter the wondrous land of Sing-a-Lore each day. They come away dancing, singing, and moving to music comprehending the phrasing, structure, and timing behind it. They explore the textures of sound while learning the symbols, style, and art behind it. Their beat work causes their minds to expand, and their focus to increase while feeling its elements. They learn to incorporate all kinds of subjects from literature, spelling, math, history, and science while enjoying the beauty of the arts surrounding them.

My Project

Student's love to be buggy & play in the dirt so let's just give them the tools to dig deep!

I am excited to present some fun colorful drama and musical opportunities to study a bug's life more closely.

Puppets will show the ecosystem while creating a musical drama combining wonderful illustrations & story telling about what really happens in a bug's life.

From the far reaching sights of the universe to the very Mother Earth students will learn to grasp the vastness to the tiniest creations with the books presented & choruses produced! Colorful plates will be used to represent the planets & also to house puppet bugs. Fans will represent the gardens & flowers many bugs hide in. Other various animal puppets with their respective books will educate students about the fate of their furry, fuzzy friends! Students will use instruments such as drums to bring each puppet to life while discovering rhythms & melody writing. They will mix & arrange to create songs & choruses suitable for creative dance & conversation characteristic of each part of the ecosystem. The songs arrangements about bugs & animals will provide activities that will enhance the growth & expand the imaginations of each child.

A pianist from the Utah Opera will come to help the students compose the music behind their brilliant ideas. Many of their creations will bounce directly off of the songs & unique instrument arrangements about bugs, plants, & animal life from the conversational solfege rhythmic game cards. They will then record & present their original creations before the sweet younger grades who will also learn about life around them. They will be inspired by the music, opera, & movement to create wonderful productions themselves surrounding nature!

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This project will reach 999 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Remo KD-5080-01 Kids Percussion Floor Tom Drum - Fabric Rain Forest, 10" • Amazon Business $30.06 4 $120.24
OMyTea "Colorful Peacock" Folding Hand Held Fans Bulk for Women - Spanish / Chinese / Japanese Vintage Retro Fabric Fans for Wedding, Church, Party, Gifts (Mixed Colors, 10pcs) • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
Rbenxia Elegant Rose Lace Floral Folding Hand Fans 9 Inch 10 Pieces Random Color Suitable For Wedding Dancing Church Party Gifts • Amazon Business $13.99 4 $55.96
Folkmanis Red Octopus Hand Puppet • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Folkmanis Turtle Hand Puppet • Amazon Business $21.69 1 $21.69
Finger Eyes, Googly Eye Puppets Oobi Eye Ring Toys Great Party Favors for Kids by CSPRING, 6 Colors, 30 Counts • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Folkmanis Little Bat Hand Puppet • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Folkmanis Scorpion Hand Puppet • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
ReaLegend 50 Count 7-Inch Colored Spot Round Theme Party Cake Dessert Papper Plates - Multi Spot • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79

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