You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

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

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Haverly is requesting.

See our finances

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


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


4 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Norman","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5881146],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"OK","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3622514,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":550,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Haverly","authorIds":{"5881146":{"owner":"Ms. Haverly","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3622514],"proposalHash":"1497120357","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":",smart&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1575737849879","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21279218,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTg4MzY5NQ==","NTg4MTE0Ng==","NTc2NzY2NA==","Mjk4ODUwNw==","MjE4NDEwNw=="],"teacherId":5881146,"schoolCounty":"Cleveland","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"OK","name":"Oklahoma"}}