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Mrs. Rowland from Greenville SC is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring the Standards Alive

My students need rhythm instruments to use for writing academic songs and clothing for dressing in costume for standards based skits.

  • $588 goal

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My Students

My amazing student engineers are filled with a desire to learn and be the best they can be. Over half of my students come from low-income/high poverty home situations. Because of this, I need to fully engage them in activities that make learning fun.

My students enjoy writing songs and doing skits about what we are learning in our units.

With musical rhythm instruments and various types of costumes, the teacher and students will be able to bring the lessons to life.

My Project

Creative engagement is an excellent way for students to retain information. By using requested rhythm instruments such as the Djembe and the Makala Concert Ukulele, my students will be able to create songs using the curriculum being studied. The students love to write rap music with the standards. It will be great to have the rhythm instruments as a way to incorporate the arts into the curriculum as well. Students can develop differentiated beats to go with poetic raps using specific information learned in the lesson. Being able to use the rhythm instruments will motivate them to get more involved with the lesson and retain more information.

When students can become the characters in the lessons, they become more fully engaged in learning.

Using the requested fishing vests, hats and dress up clothes will help to make the lessons more realistic for the students. For example, when we learn about animals, the students can wear the fishing vests and hats to take the class on a simulated nature walk. When we are doing STEM related science projects, I will wear the lab coat to look more like a scientist in the real world.

The instruments and costumes will enable me to "Bring the Standards Alive" for the students.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Field & Stream Youth Fishing Vest (M) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $24.99 4 $99.96
Kid's Percussion Rain Forest Djembe • Woodwind and Brasswind $80.99 1 $80.99
Makala Concert Ukulele • Woodwind and Brasswind $69.99 1 $69.99
Field & Stream Evershade Outback Hat (One Size) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.97 2 $39.94
PCDR NEW 75-99 36 MONTH ADH REPLACEMENT PLAN • Woodwind and Brasswind $28.99 1 $28.99
Laboratory Coat, Womans Large (42) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $26.05 1 $26.05
Laboratory Coat, Mans Small (36-38) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $26.05 1 $26.05
Rockin' Rhythm Bag • Woodwind and Brasswind $21.99 1 $21.99
PCGU NEW 50-74 36 MONTH ADH REPLACEMENT PLAN • Woodwind and Brasswind $20.99 1 $20.99

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