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Ms. Sims from Houston TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Amazing Music How Sweet the Sound

My students need constant incentives for doing great work. I want to continuously reward them so they will be inspired and excited about learning music.

  • $828 goal

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My Students

My school currently has 815 students enrolled for the 2017-2018 school year. Our school was in an area affected by Hurricane Harvey and some of our students throughout the district and their families were affected as well. The school is located in Southwest Houston. The student population consists of 70.27% Hispanic, 22.95% African American, Asian 3.28%, 1.42% White and 1.08% Native American. Students with two or more races are at .87%.71 and 26% Bilingual. 1.53% Gifted and Talented and 8.31% Special Education. Most of our students are apartment dwellers and are of low income. The supplemental materials will add beauty to the music classroom and provide visual stimulation for all learners.

My students are special because they grateful for many things others take for granted.

They are sweet spirited, very intelligent and eager to learn. My school is a Title I school (low income) and the materials will allow students to maximize learning and provide a pleasant learning environment.

My Project

My students are enjoying learning piano so much! This opportunity has allowed them to explore their talents outside of the general music curriculum. They get so excited by their progress no matter how small. It gives me goose bumps looking at them work hard and I smile with them as they achieve their goals for the day.

Incentives are important to young children and it makes them feel a sense of self worth!

Items like musical stickers, melody pops, musical pencils and erasers will be issued to the students when they exhibit hard work and a job well done! I want to continue to give them chances to prove to themselves that learning to play is possible, while rewarding their progress. Other requested materials such as the paper cutter, Post -It Super Sticky easel pads, duct tape, pencil boxes, classroom pencils and erasers, Crayola markers and laminating sheets, will help me to keep my classroom organized, efficient and effective while giving musical instruction to students. These supplies will supplement the shortage and availability of necessary materials Please help me continue to reward my student's progress while continuing to give them quality instruction. Thank You for any support you are able to give!

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

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This project will reach 850 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads (559), Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power • Amazon Business $37.04 3 $111.12
Swingline Paper Trimmer / Cutter, Guillotine, 12" Cut Length, 15 Sheet Capacity, ClassicCut Ingento CL500m (1132) • Amazon Business $91.46 1 $91.46
Music Note Pencil - Bulk Box of 144 • Amazon Business $33.20 2 $66.40
Pluqis Universal Thermal Laminating Pouches For Letter Size 8.5 x 11 Inch, Clear 3 Mil, 200 Sheets • Amazon Business $21.69 3 $65.07
'Chupa Chups' Melody Pops - Strawberry 48 Pack/720g • Amazon Business $26.95 2 $53.90
OPOCC Music Clef Bent Pencil G Clef Pencil Many colors Pack of 6 • Amazon Business $8.88 5 $44.40
KINGZHUO 20 Pcs Stationary Music Note Rubber Eraser Beautiful Gift For Students You Can Use It In Office School Home (Black-1) • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $8.18 3 $24.54
Fibre Crafts 89582E Creative Hands Foam Sticker Bucket, Music • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13872) • Amazon Business $9.96 2 $19.92
3M General Purpose Vinyl Tape Color Coding Pack, 6-Roll • Amazon Business $18.54 1 $18.54
Crayola SuperTips Washable Markers, 80 Count Set, Includes Scented Markers • Amazon Business $16.67 1 $16.67
3 X mosDART 16GB Metal USB2.0 Flash Drive Bulk Thumb Drives with Led Indicator (Pink Blue Green,3Pack) • Amazon Business $16.55 1 $16.55
Duck Brand 284178 Printed Duct Tape, Musical Notes, 1.88 Inches x 10 Yards, Single Roll • Amazon Business $3.95 4 $15.80
Darice Foamies Stickers-Music-Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $3.90 3 $11.70
2 PACK Crayola Metallic Markers, 8 Count • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
Paper Mate Arrowhead Pink Pearl Cap Erasers, 144 Count • Amazon Business $5.77 2 $11.54
AmazonBasics AA Performance Alkaline Batteries (48 Count) - Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $11.22 1 $11.22
AmazonBasics Multipurpose Scissors - 3-Pack • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Bazic Fluorescent Colored Duct Tape, Assorted Colors, Pack of 6, 1.89-inch x 10 Yard • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
Musical Instruments Stickers (Dover Little Activity Books Stickers) • Amazon Business $1.99 2 $3.98

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