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Ms. Ruby from Warsaw MO is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Drumming for Success

Help me give my students rhythm instruments to develop their kinesthetic and auditory abilities.

  • $588 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing children with severe educational needs. They have IDEA disabilities of severe autism, intellectual disabilities, and language needs. Finding new methods that help develop their ability to strengthen brain connections through rhythm and movement will help them grow academically.

My students need alternate teaching strategies and methods that include kinesthetic and auditory methods.

Their attention span and ability to focus makes it difficult to maintain their interest in traditional activities. By utilizing rhythm and movement, they will build stamina for learning.

My Project

My students recently fell in love with rhythm instruments after watching an assembly with a drum line. They were so excited and wanted to learn to drum. This project will provide a variety of rhythm instruments to help each child participate to the best of their ability.

Research shows that drumming can be a powerful tool to help special needs students address social needs, fine and gross motor skills, communication needs, and emotional and cognitive needs.

As they develop the ability to follow the rhythm and learn more complex patterns, their ability to make connections in their brains also increases. My students with significant special needs can experience the joy of making their own music with this project!

Ms. Ruby
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Toca TFCDJ-7MS Color Sound Djembe Set • Amazon Business $278.50 1 $278.50
Remo KD-5080-01 Kids Percussion Floor Tom Drum - Fabric Rain Forest, 10" • Amazon Business $36.00 2 $72.00
Remo RH-5010-00 Rhythm Club Floor Tom Drum - Rhythm Kids, 10" • Amazon Business $22.39 2 $44.78
Hohner 6 Piece Rhythm Instrument Set • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Rhythm Band RB801 Rhythm Rounders, (Set of 24) • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99

Materials cost

$462.26

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$499.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.09

Total project goal

$587.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$587.28

1 Donor

-$587.28

Donations toward project cost

-$499.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$88.09

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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