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Mrs. Bame from Charlotte NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cheers for Chimes!

My students need a chime tree for our music classroom.

  • $235 goal

This project expired on June 25, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are learning to use a variety of instruments with different timbres to create musical compositions and sound effects. We need to add a chime tree to our collection.

My students are a culturally diverse group in an urban public school with a high percentage of economically challenged families.

Our school has students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, and I teach most of them! I am the music teacher, and therefore I teach every student from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. I also teach band and chorus for those seventh and eighth graders who choose that elective.

My Project

One of the most effective strategies I use in elementary music education is providing opportunities for my students to create "sound stories" in which they use musical instruments to add sound effects and mood music to great works of literature. My students are highly motivated by the opportunity to play authentic musical instruments. We need a chime tree to create sound effects such as wind blowing through the trees, or fairy wings fluttering by.

Your generous donation will help an already successful motivator become even more dynamic.

The seed that is planted now in some child's love for music may just be the motivating factor that keeps him or her in school in the coming years.

Mrs. Bame
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 540 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mark Tree bar chimes • Woodwind & Brasswind $149.99 1 $149.99

Materials cost

$149.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.70

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$198.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.11

Total project goal

$234.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$234.05

2 Donors

-$224.05

Donations toward project cost

-$190.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.61

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

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$0.00

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