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Ms. Elliott from Raeford NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books fall open, music students fall in

The cost of 27 books featuring musical themes is $651, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $684 goal

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Books, Books, Books! I am an avid reader and have been since I was in school. When I started teaching music, I decided that I would try to share not only my love of music, but also this love I have for reading. In the experiences I have had using books and stories, children love being read to and they are enthralled when they do other special things with what they have read. I have put on puppet shows to a story (with "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly"). I have had kids act out books (with "The Musicians of the Sun"). We have also played instruments with a story or with certain words (with "Rap a tap tap" and "The Three Little Pigs"). No matter what it is we have done, the kids respond so well to story books. They are having fun and learning at the same time. Isn't that what we always strive to achieve? The problem is: I am almost out of books! I have used what I have, and just can't afford to buy all that I would like to use. My proposal is for a small library of books about, or featuring, music. I would have the books available for students to explore, but I would also use the stories in my instruction with students from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade (OVER 900 STUDENTS)! With these books, the students would learn about composers, musicians, cultures, instruments, musical styles, and history. Literacy is of great importance in schools, not only because of testing, but also because reading is an essential part of living. I hope to help children find a passion for reading by having a library of music books in the music room.

Ms. Elliott
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Farmer in the Dell and costume set • Music in Motion $49.00 1 $49.00
Raffi Songs to Read • Music in Motion $33.00 1 $33.00
What Charlie Heard: The Story of Charles Ives • Music in Motion $28.95 1 $28.95
What a Wonderful World • Music in Motion $27.00 1 $27.00
Bremen Town Musicians and masks • Music in Motion $21.00 1 $21.00
Heroic Symphony, the • Music in Motion $19.95 1 $19.95
Peter and the Wolf • Music in Motion $19.95 1 $19.95
Bravo! Brava! A Night at the Opera • Music in Motion $19.95 1 $19.95
Mama Don't Allow • Music in Motion $18.95 1 $18.95
Wooley Cat's Musical Theater • Music in Motion $18.95 1 $18.95
Jazz Fly • Music in Motion $17.95 1 $17.95
Woodie Guthrie: Poet of the People • Music in Motion $16.95 1 $16.95
M is for Melody: A Music Alphabet by Kathy-Jo Wargin • Music in Motion $16.95 1 $16.95
A-Tisket, A-Tasket • Music in Motion $15.99 1 $15.99
Tanka Tanka Skunk! • Music in Motion $15.95 1 $15.95
Dem Bones • Music in Motion $15.95 1 $15.95
Berlioz the Bear • Music in Motion $15.95 1 $15.95
Catalina Magdalena Hoopensteiner Wallendiner... • Music in Motion $10.95 1 $10.95
Animal Boogie, the • Music in Motion $9.99 1 $9.99
Carnival of Animals • Music in Motion $8.95 1 $8.95
Peter and the Wolf • Music in Motion $8.95 1 $8.95
Hip Cat • Music in Motion $7.95 1 $7.95
What Am I? Music • Music in Motion $7.95 1 $7.95
Noisy Poems • Music in Motion $7.95 1 $7.95
Meet the Orchestra • Music in Motion $6.00 1 $6.00
If I Only Had a Horn: Young Louis Armstrong • Music in Motion $5.95 1 $5.95
Moses Goes to a Concert • Music in Motion $5.95 1 $5.95

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