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Mrs. Whitham from Litchfield Park AZ is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

DIY Music Instruments

Help me give my students supplies to make their own music instruments. The supplies will be used for Kindergarten and first grade students to creatively make their own tambourines.

  • $316 goal

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My Students

My music students love singing, playing instruments, and a-movin' and a-groovin'. Each class is filled with smart, talented, and hard working individuals who love to create and perform.

I have the privilege of seeing every student in the school, teaching preschool through fifth grade music.

My students have a wide range of learning abilities, from special needs individuals to gifted. Fortunately, music has the ability to reach all of their needs.

In my Title One classroom, we work on supporting each other's ideas, confidence to share and express those ideas, as well as just having fun and enjoying what music has to offer!

My Project

The materials requested will be used for both kindergarten and first grade students to creatively make their own musical instruments. Students love any chance they can get to play instruments, and what better way then to have them make their own! After creating our homemade tambourines, the little ones will be able to play along with some of their favorite music class songs.

One of the major music standards is for students to create and perform.

With making their own instruments, they can individually put together how they want their tambourine to look. They can show pride dancing along with their classmates playing their very own instrument they made. What better way to let students be creative then putting creativity into their own tiny hands!

Mrs. Whitham
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Trend Enterprises Sparkle Stickers, Merry Music • Staples Advantage $26.99 3 $80.97
Stencil Mill - 24/pk In Plastic Box • Teachers' School Supply $19.99 2 $39.98
10493-1029 - Uncoated Paper Plates - 9" Dia, Pkg of 250 • Blick Art Materials $10.22 2 $20.44
60772-1010 - Pony Beads - Pkg of 1000, Multicolor, Transparent • Blick Art Materials $5.59 3 $16.77
11208-3571 - Crepe Paper - 1-7/8" x 500 ft, Flame Red, Streamer • Blick Art Materials $3.74 2 $7.48
11208-3051 - Crepe Paper - 1-7/8" x 500 ft, Pink, Streamer • Blick Art Materials $3.74 2 $7.48
11208-2001 - Crepe Paper - 1-7/8" x 500 ft, Black, Streamer • Blick Art Materials $3.74 2 $7.48
11208-4081 - Crepe Paper - 1-7/8" x 500 ft, Buttercup, Streamer • Blick Art Materials $3.74 2 $7.48
11208-4511 - Crepe Paper - 1-7/8" x 500 ft, Bright Orange, Streamer • Blick Art Materials $3.74 2 $7.48
11208-5561 - Crepe Paper - 1-7/8" x 500 ft, Ice Blue, Streamer • Blick Art Materials $3.74 2 $7.48
11208-7091 - Crepe Paper - 1-7/8" x 500 ft, Holiday Green, Streamer • Blick Art Materials $3.74 2 $7.48
Carson-Dellosa Music Notes Dazzle Stickers • Staples Advantage $1.59 3 $4.77

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