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Ms. Shelton from Cleveland OH is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Batteries to Power Our Music!

Help me give my students a supply of AA batteries in order to utilize our 12 classroom keyboards!

  • $174 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students from a public charter school in Cleveland, Ohio are in grades K-8 and never cease to surprise me with their willingness to explore new ideas and become the best human beings they can be. The majority of my students come from low-income homes and 100% of students qualify for free/reduced lunch.

In the short time I've known them, my student's love and acceptance of all genres and styles of music has blossomed in a way that brings me immense joy as a music educator!

My students have embraced learning music in multiple ways whether singing, dancing, listening, analyzing, or playing, but I believe that with the proper tools, their music education can be boosted, allowing for a diverse music education experience.

My Project

Through a DonorsChoose project, my students have received 12 classroom keyboards in order to supplement their performance education.

Each keyboard requires 6 AA batteries to power it.

Neither batteries nor the power supplies were included in the keyboard packages. These batteries will help power those keyboards! With these keyboards, my younger students will experience the power musical play and as students progress, they will be able to compose and perform their own music on the keyboard!

My students are eager to begin this musical journey of performance and play. Please help my students power their music and inspire them to perform!

Ms. Shelton
Grades 3-5
Nearly all 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 258 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Duracell Coppertop AA Alkaline Batteries, 144/Carton (MN1500BKD) • Staples Advantage $115.99 1 $115.99

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