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Mrs. Clifton from Frankfort IN is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Buckets, Chopsticks, and Drumming Oh My!

Help me give my students supplies for bucket drumming. With the 5 gallon buckets, we will be learning control with bamboo chopsticks, then graduate to American Classic Hickory Drumsticks.

  • $391 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In my first year at this school I have been able to see, hear, and feel the creativeness, uniqueness, and sincerity of my students. While learning, we are able to have fun. During morning duties, I greet students and they notice when someone's not feeling well or maybe just needs a high five.

The uniqueness of these students amaze me!

About half of the student population is bilingual. Although I am not bilingual yet, these students do not hesitate to help each other out or help me out with communication. Their generosity shines through.

My Project

Right now, we use rhythm sticks on the floor when learning rhythms. Having access to buckets we will be able to drum to songs in class and in programs.

Being able to use a bucket as a drum will let more students have access to a drum, and might help students carry musical ideas home, this will help with dexterity and focus.

Chopsticks will be used to teach proper technique with dynamics, or volume. Once a student can demonstrate control over the chopsticks, they will "graduate" to drum sticks.

We will not just use these in class or performances, we will also have a bucket drumming group where students may sign up that want to be challenged.

Mrs. Clifton
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
American Classic Hickory Drumsticks • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.99 20 $199.80
Argee RG5500BK/10 Plastic Bucket, 5 gallon, Black, 10 Count • Amazon Business $28.18 3 $84.54
Bamber 50 Pairs Reusable Bamboo Chopsticks Chopstick Set • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$297.33

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$331.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.55

Total project goal

$390.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$390.34

4 Donors

-$273.29

Donations toward project cost

-$268.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.25

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$42.05

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$0.00

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