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Ms. Chen from Menlo Park CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Beat Of My Heart

Help me give my students a class set of standing drums for music

  • $594 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students consist of mostly minority students; many of which are English Language Learners. Most students are low-income and some of them are homeless or sharing homes with multiple families. Keeping students in schools and getting them college-ready is the main goal for our school. Our staff members love and cherish our students and encourage them to be the best versions of themselves they can be.

Many of our students are experiencing the unfortunate end of the Silicon Valley boom.

The teachers and staff members give our students 100% to make sure they succeed in the classroom. Our classrooms are fully integrated (special needs students in every class) and we encourage an environment for all students to accept and help each other.

My Project

This project is a continuation to obtain a full class set of drums for my students. Right now, we are not able to have one person on a drum, and they are required to share. Each student who plays the drum will learn how to healthily deal with their anger and anxieties. They will also learn the difference between beat and rhythm while also learning rhythmic patterns from around the world. When classes have a hard time focusing, we veer away from the lesson plan and play call and responses on the drum. This will give students leadership of their work while also creating a strong, supportive community.

Ms. Chen
Grades PreK-2
  • Willow Oaks School
  • Menlo Park, CA
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
3 Versa Timbaus • Woodwind and Brasswind $429.00 1 $429.00

Materials cost

$429.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$39.25

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$504.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.06

Total project goal

$593.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$593.75

1 Donor

-$593.75

Donations toward project cost

-$504.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.06

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$0.00

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