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Mrs. Sparrow-Kamara from Alexandria VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Music Library

My students need a music library! Every class no matter what grade ends with a songtale. Some of these songs tales have book illustrations. Being able to see the tale is magical for students.

  • $556 goal

This project expired on December 8, 2018.

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My Students

Students at my school show grit and determination! This school has made giant improvements academically in the past year. They are supported by a staff that works very hard to provide the best experiences for all students. This year it's time to match their soaring academics with the love of the arts!

Our students want to learn how to write music, and have big ideas about how music shapes their lives.

These kids are excited about music and chorus and they are ready for the new school year.

My Project

Growing up, reading books in class was a big memory of mine and many of my close friends. Music stories, (or often called songtales) is the perfect ending for a fun music classroom. A music library will enhance students interest in music, and get them singing along. Singing is a big part of music class in elementary school.

Our younger students are working on singing independently and finding their voice.

My music class consists of moving, keeping the beat, lots of singing, and laughter. Adding a library will be a huge benefit to our school and our music program! Our students will enjoy this group time at the end of the class.

Mrs. Sparrow-Kamara
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 180 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Move It! Expressive Movements with Classical Music [DVD & CD] • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Meet Scott Joplin • Amazon Business $26.98 1 $26.98
Fifo Musical Animals ABC (Y) • Amazon Business $18.50 1 $18.50
There Was a Man and He Was Mad (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Father Grumble (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
My Aunt Came Back (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $16.07 1 $16.07
When You Wish Upon a Star • Amazon Business $16.01 1 $16.01
Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf: With a Fully-Orchestrated and Narrated CD • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Beethoven Lives Upstairs • Amazon Business $15.96 1 $15.96
The Frog and the Mouse (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $15.61 1 $15.61
The Tailor and the Mouse • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
Risseldy, Rosseldy • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
There's a Hole in the Bucket! (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $14.38 1 $14.38
Can You Hear It? • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
The Other Day I Met a Bear (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
The Crabfish (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
MOZART'S The Magic Flute Story: An Opera Fantasy • Amazon Business $13.22 1 $13.22
What a Wonderful World (Jean Karl Books) • Amazon Business $13.12 1 $13.12
Over in the Meadow • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Melody Time (Disney Gold Classic Collection) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Momma, Buy Me a China Doll (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Make Mine Music (Disney Gold Classic Collection) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear? sound book • Amazon Business $9.70 1 $9.70
Looney Tunes Musical Masterpieces • Amazon Business $8.91 1 $8.91
My Favorite Things • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Every Little Thing: Based on the song 'Three Little Birds' by Bob Marley • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Revised Edition) (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Composers) • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Reading Rainbow: Music, Music, Everywhere • Amazon Business $7.03 1 $7.03
Mortimer (Munsch for Kids) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Frederic Chopin (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Composers) • Amazon Business $6.18 1 $6.18
George Handel (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Composers) • Amazon Business $6.04 1 $6.04

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