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Mr. M. from Huntington Park CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Drumming for Mindfulness, Drumming for Math

Help me give my students 25 frame drums to practice mindfulness, patterns, and rhythm.

  • $482 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class is composed of 21 energetic, inquisitive, and curious students who love to learn. They particularly respond to activities that are hands on.

My students are particularly engaged in learning when they have room to practice a particular skill, as well as when they are given the opportunity to create on their own.

One hundred percent of students at our school are eligible for the free lunch program, and about 30% are identified as​ English Language Learners. Despite these potential obstacles, my students are determined to make goals and to achieve them.

My Project

These 25 frame drums will get so much use in our classroom. I have read that drums can help students to learn to focus. When you are drumming a beat, you need to focus in on the task at hand. This can help students to step away from a world of stress, and instead, focus in on the sound created by their hands and the drum.

Furthermore, there are a lot of mathematical benefits from drumming.

Drumming can help students to follow and create their own patterns, which is very useful when manipulating numbers. In addition, students can strengthen their understanding of intervals of time and frequency while they are following or creating a beat.

Mr. M.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fiberskyn Frame Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $13.71 25 $342.75

Materials cost

$342.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.36

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$409.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.22

Total project goal

$481.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$481.47

8 Donors

-$477.94

Donations toward project cost

-$409.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.69

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

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$0.00

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