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Mrs. Emblidge from Newport News VA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Drumming Up Kindness

Help me give my students a drum pad and sticks so they will not lose the skills they learned before the shutdown!

  • $401 goal

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My Students

I started an elementary school drumline group this year. We were able to meet about 4 times before the closing of schools. All schooling has been moved online in Virginia for the remainder of the school year. Many of them are able to follow the online learning but don’t have the instruments to practice with!

My Project

I have been placing lesson videos on my music page, however many of the students do not have the tools they need to practice. Parents are trying their best to keep up with the general curriculum items and either cannot afford these added items or just don't have the means to order them. I would like to offer these drum pad and sticks to my drum club to sign out and use during the closure. I will then be able to sign them out to students next year for them to practice at home.

Mrs. Emblidge
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Donner 8 Inches Drum Practice Pad With Drum Sticks Blue • Amazon Business $17.99 17 $305.83

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