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Ms. Schnell from Milwaukee WI is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Drumming with Littles

Help me give my students hand drums for social-emotional, musical, and mathematics learning!

  • $633 goal

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My Students

Each of my students has a hearing loss and uses technology to learn listening and spoken language. Students wear hearing aids, cochlear implants, or bone anchored hearing aids (BAHAs). Our Deaf/hard of hearing classroom is in an urban public school with over 80% of its students experiencing poverty.

My three and four year old Deaf and hard of hearing students are curious learners!

They love music! Because of their hearing losses, drums are an excellent musical instrument to provide the exceptional benefits of musical instruction in an accessible way.

My Project

This school year will begin virtually, and it is unknown when we may be able to meet again face-to-face. Drumming and musical education are proven to enhance student's social-emotional, physical, and mathematical learning. I will deliver the drums to each student to use at home for their personal use, and also for virtual group social-emotional, drumming, and math lessons. For example, we may have a lesson about channeling our energy or anger in positive ways by drumming, or we may learn counting and patterning skills by keeping or creating a beat. Drumming will be a fun way to enhance learning!

Ms. Schnell
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 11 students.

13 donors have given to this project.

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Freestyle ColorSound Djembe • Woodwind and Brasswind $249.99 2 $499.98

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