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Mrs. Beekman from Richmond VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Buckets of Drumming Fun

My students need buckets (and drumsticks) for drumming, seating, and storage!

  • $595 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are hardworking, kids who love to learn. Sure, we are a Title I school, but you wouldn't guess it if you walked into my room! You'd find diverse students composing, choreographing, writing, and growing.

The students inspire me to learn more because they are so inquisitive, and interested in digging a little deeper.

English may be a second language for many, but everyone is engaged in learning a third language-MUSIC! Our school is a small, tight-knit community of neighbors and learners.

My Project

My students are tired of sitting on the floor everyday! Elementary music classrooms need seating that serves a purpose, and chairs just don’t cut it for us. These buckets will turn into seats for my students and will provide storage for classroom supplies. I plan to cover the lids with padding and fun fabric to make them into comfy seats for daily use. Then, we’ll flip them over and grab some drumsticks to practice rhythms and playing in a music ensemble on bucket drums. Playing drums reduces stress and relieves frustration while improving students coordination, communication, and of course, it’s also fun!

Mrs. Beekman
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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16 donors16 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 375 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK20016326T Pail5.0 gal.Open HeadNatural • Grainger $7.94 30 $238.20
TK20016327T Pail LidNaturalTear tab1-316 in. H • Grainger $3.24 30 $97.20
12-Pack Drumsticks • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.99 1 $39.99
12-Pack Drumsticks • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.99 1 $39.99
Fundamental Series Bass Drum Mallet • Woodwind and Brasswind $19.75 1 $19.75

Materials cost

$435.13

Vendor shipping charges

$33.54

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$505.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.15

Total project goal

$594.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$594.35

14 Donors

-$506.14

Donations toward project cost

-$432.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.67

match offer

-$85.56

Match offer toward project cost

-$72.73

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.83

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.65

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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