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Mrs. Holtman from Weaver AL is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Boom Boom Ain't It Great To Be Whacky Music Makers

Help me give my students (over 600 weekly) a variety of musical instruments in order to actively and correctly learn to play music within a group.

  • $586 goal

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My Students

My PreK-6th grade students thrive and love coming to music class. They sing and dance with expression and explore a vast variety of music genres to foster an appreciation and love of music. Singing, dancing, and playing instruments requires teamwork and builds camaraderie. “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”

Successful lives are built on positive relationships gained through cooperative activities.

Our school is one of seven elementary schools within the district. We are a high poverty school with numerous special needs students. Most of our students have limited, if any, background and/or opportunities for music instruction. Thirty-two classes attend music class each week.

My Project

In today's distractible world many students have difficulty focusing on simple tasks. Music however, has been used to increase attentiveness. Playing an instrument also increases coordination and spatial intelligence along with building imagination and creative thinking. In our classroom students sing, dance and explore music, but they are limited when it comes to producing diatonic music due to the absence of appropriate musical instruments. By using BoomWhackers, Sound Shapes and Handbells students would be able to play along with compositions and compose music themselves.

ALL students deserve the opportunity to explore musical instruments and learn to "Read" and Compose music!

The use of diatonic C Scale BoomWhackers, Sound Shapes and True Tone Handbells have been used effectively in teaching rhythm and timing in a cooperative manner.

Mrs. Holtman
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sound Shapes Circle Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $92.99 2 $185.98
LC1189 - True Tone Hand Bells • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
C Major Diatonic Scale Set (Upper Octave) Boomwhackers Tuned Percussion Tubes • Woodwind and Brasswind $21.99 4 $87.96
Boomophone XTS Whack Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $52.99 1 $52.99

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