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Ms. Haverly from Norman OK is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bucket Drumming? OH YEAH!

Help me give my students 5 gallon buckets and drumsticks for a unique and fun way to practice rhythms, learn new songs, and start a bucket drumming group in the future!

  • $269 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

If you take a stroll by my class you might see us swinging our partners in a folk dance, exploring new rhythms with rhythm sticks, sitting down to listen to a story with puppets, playing Orff instruments, or maybe even playing a CHASE game (shhh, don't tell their teachers). My students love to move, dance, sing, and play, and we get to do all of that in music every single day! YES!

They are huggers: "Ms. Haverly, can I give you three hugs today?!" amazing musicians: "Ms. Haverly, I already figured out how to play this song!" and dreamers: "Ms. Haverly, maybe someday we could go to Austria where Beethoven lived..." and I love making their dreams come to life in music.

My Project

I have seen firsthand how "unconventional" instruments can impact the music classroom. Buckets are accessible to all; it just takes some drumsticks and a pair of hands who want to use them. Children may have seen the use of pots, pans, buckets, etc. as musical instruments in videos or movies and I have had many students ask me if we could use buckets. A child who is not enticed by the xylophone or barred instruments which require some musical training may latch on to buckets. You get to hit them! What's not to love? Students are more easily able to internalize rhythm when they feel it and bucket drumming is an awesome way to get students excited about rhythm and playing instruments. Additionally, the 5 gallon buckets double as seats! Fun AND practical! With these new buckets and drumsticks, my students and I can jam to their favorite songs, they can further their understanding of rhythmic concepts, and start a never-before-done (at my elementary school) bucket drumming group.

Ms. Haverly
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DICKS Sporting Goods 5-gallon Bucket • DICK'S Sporting Goods $3.99 25 $99.75
12-Pair Birch Drum Sticks • Woodwind and Brasswind $35.99 2 $71.98

Materials cost

$171.73

Vendor shipping charges

$9.98

State sales tax

$14.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$228.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.29

Total project goal

$268.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$268.58

4 Donors

-$132.08

Donations toward project cost

-$116.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.06

match offer

-$132.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$112.27

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.81

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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