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Ms. Goecke from New Bern NC is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Color the World Through Music!

Help me give my students the supplies needed to be successful in music class. Students will use these supplies to compose, identify, compare and contrast, and much more!

  • $225 goal

This project expired on January 11, 2020.

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My Students

Being a music teacher means that I get to touch the lives of every student that walks through the doors of my school. Throughout the entire year, I am able to share my love of music with all the students and show them that music is more than just singing and dancing.

All of my students are unique and incredibly strong and continue to show me that every single day.

More than half of my students are from low- income households. Last year, Hurricane Florence devastated my area and this affected many pf my students, however, they do not let this setback determine their lives. My students have risen to the challenge to value their learning and don't let anything hold them back. I see 400 hardworking students walk through my halls and through my classroom every week and their joy of learning is what makes my job so incredible. My favorite thing about all my students is seeing the joy on their faces when they walk into the music room and further their learning everyday.

My Project

Many people believe that the only activities that students will participate in during music class are singing and the occasional instrument day. However, this is not the case. In music class, we do sing and play instruments, but we also compose, use critical thinking skills, work on describing music we hear using the proper terms, dance, and ultimately develop a love of music.

To ensure that all students have the ability to participate in all these activities it's essential to have the right supplies!

Students use pencils at least twice a week in music class to compose music and show their knowledge. Having good quality pencils will ensure that all students will have a pencil to write with throughout the entire year. You will see I also have crayons and small containers to hold those crayons. For many K-5 students we compose and express ourselves through pictures and words. These crayons will give students the expressive opportunity to communicate exactly what they want to and connect music to a second discipline: Art. The containers will make sure all students have their own set of crayons to use and allow for easy clean up.

One of my students favorite activities is to do Scribble Music. This activity is a listening activity that shows how students interpret the music they listen to. Students will listen to a piece of music and choose colors and their scribble speed and thickness based on what they hear. After the piece is over and their compositions is complete they explain it. For students in 2-5 grade, they will add keywords to their drawing using a pencil that they thought of while listening. The listening skills and critical thinking skill students develop through this activity will help them for the rest of their lives.

Ms. Goecke
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 400 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Novelinks Transparent 4" x 6" Photo Cases and Clear Craft Keeper with Handle - 16 Inner Cases Plastic Storage Container Box (Multi-Colored) • Amazon Business $25.99 2 $51.98
Crayola Classpack Crayons, 800/Box (52-8008) • $50.99 1 $50.99
Ticonderoga The World's Best Pencil Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Soft Lead, 96/Pack (13872) • $22.09 2 $44.18

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