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  • $415 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Dundas
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Art and Music = Harmony

My students need a xylophone, art materials, word games and a solar system mobile to ignite fluency, scientific inquiry and self expression.

My Students

The day begins with our "Hello, ready to learn!" song. This inspires them to strive for the best in all they do. They use adapted computers to write and read followed by math and science lessons. After lunch they create music and art. My special education students need hands-on lessons to learn and grow.

My students are special w/Multiple Disabilities: Intellectual Disability, Down's Syndrome, autism and/or cerebral palsy.

They love coming to this general ed school. Their class is filled with art work, musical instruments and adapted equipment. The room is spacious to accommodate the students in wheelchairs. My students are included in general education electives such as music and art. They are integrated during lunch and field trips. My students are happy most of the time, generally when they are busy creating and socially interacting. They need maximum assistance for activities of daily living. They want to be more independent and strive to do as much as they can on their own though they still need help. Being middle school students with cognitive, functional ranges between 06 months - 5 years of age, it is amazing how well they adapt in the 3 years I have them in my class. They are inspiring to me and other teachers in the school.

My Project

The art materials I requested will be a very exciting inclusion to their schedule of activities. Right now, all my students are girls. Making, painting, stringing beads and creating sequences of color is motivating and fun. This art project also will be used as musical instruments! These, along with the Xylophone I requested will improve math skills, fine and gross motor skills and social skills. They will be able to give gifts to their parents which helps their self esteem. Science is one of their favorite classes. The solar system mobile will make astronomy lessons more meaningful. Learning about our solar system is very abstract for them. My students need hands-on lessons to improve their ability to internalize concepts. They will create replicas of planets then hang them up the mobile in their classroom. Research indicates fun and laughter improve memory when learning. These materials will help my students become the best they can be.

Art and music skills can achieve multiple goals.

Self expression, creativity, and hands-on materials improve my student's self esteem, academic and social skills. They will create cherished memories using the materials. Science lessons will become more meaningful using the solar system mobile. The Consequence Game will teach them to make more mature decisions in their life. Word games and sentence strips will help their communication skills.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
2434 INFLATABLE SOLAR SYSTM ST EA • Frey Scientific $44.99 1 $44.99
8-Note Children's Xylophone • Woodwind and Brasswind $41.99 1 $41.99
DYNASTY CANISTER/B-200 WHT BRISTLE • Blick Art Materials $38.45 1 $38.45
FF468 - Magnetic Sight-Word Sentence Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
SHIVA IRID PAINTSTK/NO156 6/SET • Blick Art Materials $27.52 1 $27.52
AMACO MARBLEX GRAY/!F 25LB • Blick Art Materials $23.86 1 $23.86
HH246 - What Should You Do? A Game of Consequences • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
STUDENT PNTSTK OIL/NO50 6/SET • Blick Art Materials $18.90 1 $18.90
TT182 - Sight-Word Bingo - Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PREMIUM LEATHER RMNT/1LB BAG ASRTMNT • Blick Art Materials $6.42 1 $6.42
ARTIST PNSTK OIL CLR/WHT TITNM CARDED • Blick Art Materials $4.53 1 $4.53
ARTIST PNSTK OIL CLR/LT GRN CARDED • Blick Art Materials $4.53 1 $4.53
ARTIST PNSTK OIL CLR/PRPL SAGE CARDED • Blick Art Materials $4.53 1 $4.53
ARTIST PNSTK OIL CLR/YLW OCHR CARDED • Blick Art Materials $4.53 1 $4.53
HOLE CUTTER/1/4IN • Blick Art Materials $2.81 1 $2.81
POTTERY TOOLS/SET OF 7 STUDENT • Blick Art Materials $2.70 1 $2.70
SNIPPY SCISSOR/POINTED 5 1/4IN • Blick Art Materials $0.84 1 $0.84

Materials cost

$286.57

Vendor shipping charges

$5.40

State sales tax

$26.22

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$352.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.20

Total project goal

$414.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$414.69

6 Donors

-$312.18

Donations toward project cost

-$265.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.82

match offer

-$102.51

Match offer toward project cost

-$87.13

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.38

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 12 students.

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