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Ms. Coleman from West Jordan UT is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Carnival of Compassionate Animals

My students need story books and boomwackers to create imaginative dramas and operas that teach compassion to animals.

  • $994 goal

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My Students

I service the budding, little Mozartians from preschool age to 6th grade at two schools. As their music teacher, I'm always figuring out ways to lead them through "the mystery of music class” with joy full of surprises. Our students become fluent in Singlish as they enter the wondrous land of Sing-a-Lore each day. They come away dancing, singing, and moving to music comprehending the phrasing, structure, and timing behind it. They explore the textures of sound while learning the symbols, style, and art behind it. Their beat work causes their minds to expand, and their focus to increase while feeling its elements. They learn to incorporate all kinds of subjects from literature, spelling, math, history, and science while enjoying the beauty of the arts surrounding them.

My Project

Imagine students behind the glove of a soft furry animal, showing tenderness and acceptance of each other. What greater way to show kindness than by combining them with musical drama and wonderful story books?

I am excited to present to my students fun colorful boomwackers that will create the music behind each animal storybook we read.

Puppets will show the ecosystem in musical drama combining wonderful illustrations and story telling about what really happens in the wild... and what could happen if all got along.

From the far reaching sights of the universe to the very Mother Earth, students will learn to grasp the vast reaches of compassion from the largest to the tiniest of creatures with the books presented and choruses produced. Colorful plates will be used to represent the planets and also to house puppet bugs and animals. Fans will represent the gardens and flowers many bugs and animals hide in when they are scared. "Fur"ocious animal puppets will educate students about the kindlier consequences when compassion is their fate! Students will use drums, xylophones, and boomwackers to bring each puppet to life through music representing each character. They will mix and arrange differing sounds to create songs and choruses suitable for creative dance characteristic of each part of the ecosystem. The songs arrangements about bugs and animals will provide activities that will enhance the growth and expand the imaginations of each child as they learn the benefits of compassionate, caring ways toward their furry friends. Students will then reflect on who their favorite animal is and give their reasons why.

Ms. Coleman
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Boomwhackers BPXS Boomophone XTS Whack Pack • Amazon Business $37.52 19 $712.88
Becoming Bach • Amazon Business $15.78 1 $15.78
Mozart: The Wonder Child: A Puppet Play in Three Acts • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Music of Life: Bartolomeo Cristofori & the Invention of the Piano • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
My First Classical Music Book: Book & CD (Naxos My First... Series) • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Little Prince • Amazon Business $7.32 1 $7.32
Color Piano Stickers for Keys w/ Complete Printed Notes on Grand Staff - Removable w/ Double Layer Coating for 49 / 61 / 76 / 88 Keyboards • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Giraffes Can't Dance • Amazon Business $4.67 1 $4.67

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