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Ms. Witherell from Greenfield MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Class Kalimbas: Strumming to the Beat of Learning!

Help me give my students THUMB PIANOS in order to teach music and practice learning from home!

  • $603 goal

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My Students

Virtual second grade is so exciting! The community my students live in can be high needs and yet, you will find some of the most resilient, kind, funny, energetic, and, most importantly, eager-to-learn students who are willing to climb mountains to learn.

Our class motto this year is TRY: Take chances, Risk it, make mistakes, and Yearn to do better than yesterday.

Despite obstacles that would be too much for many adults, they remain bright, funny, and fun-loving, and they really enjoy the safety and security that school brings. Our school not only keeps the kids safe, but it's a place where learning comes alive. It's a building steeped in passion and excitement, and it is my hope to continue to create a space that is safe, exciting, and educational!

My Project

Let your light shine! In this case, we're hoping to teach music, remotely, through the use of the Kalimba or the thumb piano! Students will be loaned a thumb kalimba and take lessons with Miss L and I to support their excitement around music and an instrument.

"Studies prove that learning a musical instrument increases gray matter volume in various brain regions, It also strengthens the long-range connections between them - and shows that musical training can enhance verbal memory, spatial reasoning, and literacy skills."

It's important to our 2nd graders that we continue to offer unique incentives to their remote learning. Kalimba is sure to excite our students in all academic areas!

Ms. Witherell
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

This project will reach 24 students.

16 donors have given to this project.

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Kalimba Thumb Piano 17 Keys, Portable Mbira Wood Finger Piano with Tune Hammer and Study Instruction, Musical Instrument Gifts for Kids Adult Beginners. • Amazon Business $18.99 25 $474.75

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