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Mrs. Clipper from Washington DC is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Clap to the Beat! Stomp Your Feet! Exploring Music!

Help me give my students exciting, engaging interactions through the exploration of music! My Pre-K/Special Needs students represent every corner of the world, and I want them to learn to appreciate, and experience the rich diversity of music!

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My Students

The Head Start, Prekindergarten-3 students enrolled in my dual-language (English and Spanish) classroom each year, represent many languages, and countries. Most students are from South and Central America. Others represent Turkey, and Korea, to name a few.

While several students have an Individual Education Plan (IEP), still there are other students who have developmental delays.

Yet, they are all developing cognitively, socially, emotionally, and physically. They need support to develop skills, and have their needs met.

Consequently, it is imperative that my students receive plentiful opportunities to engage in rich experiences inside, and outside of the classroom. An emphasis is placed on the acquisition of English and Spanish-speaking skills. Opportunities to engage in music enhances language, and all areas of growth and development. It is my goal to provide engaging activities for my young learners that promote skills and concepts through music!

My Project

Early experiences in music lead young children to become successful learners! The drums, tamborines, kazoos, and shakers are rhythm instruments that will encourage my young learners to become comfortable, and confident with their bodies. As they respond to the cd's that present music from various parts of the world, my Pre-K/Special Needs students will develop skills, and concepts in language and literacy in our dual-language classroom. Most notably, my young learners will also have the opportunity to develop socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively - while having exposure to various genres of music, and interacting with rhythm instruments that represent their linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds! Let's explore music! ¡Exploremos la música!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Remo KD-5080-01 Kids Percussion Floor Tom Drum - Fabric Rain Forest, 10" • Amazon Business $39.00 2 $78.00
Remo KD-5816-01 Kids Percussion Gathering Drum - Fabric Rain Forest, 16" • Amazon Business $69.40 1 $69.40
Remo RH-2106-00 Rhythm Club Tambourine - Rhythm Kids, 6" • Amazon Business $13.48 3 $40.44
Melissa & Doug Band-in-a-Box Hum! Jangle! Shake! - 7-Piece Musical Instrument Set • Amazon Business $17.63 2 $35.26
Fartime 18Pcs Metal Kazoos With 20Pcs Kazoo Flute Diaphragms,Musical Instruments,Good Gift for Kids,A Good Companion for Ukulele, Violin, Guitar,Piano Keyboard. • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Nino Percussion Percussion Kids’ 4-Piece Plastic Egg Shaker Set with Assorted Colors - For Classroom Music or Playing at Home, 2-YEAR WARRANTY NINOSET540 • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Arabic Beat • Amazon Business $14.08 1 $14.08
Putumayo Kids African Playground CD • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Putumayo Presents: Latin Jazz • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Putumayo Kids Latin Playground CD • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Indian Groove • Amazon Business $13.63 1 $13.63
Cafe Cubano • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Putumayo Presents: India • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Cuba! Cuba! • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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