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Ms. Allison from Winston Salem NC is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Drumming with Purpose!

Help me give my students buckets and dowels for an energetic music class!

  • $388 goal

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My Students

I am the music teacher for 300 fourth and fifth grade students. We are a Title I school with about 80% of our students on free or reduced-price lunch. Playing music and creating great rhythms is something that these students enjoy the most. Providing hands-on experiences to this age group, is imperative to a class length attention span, as well as great classroom behavior.

My students get excited to learn to play rhythm instruments, sing, and move to music.

Working and collaborating as a team is important in our music class. Creating music gives them those opportunities and I can't wait for them to gain some new experiences.

My Project

Motivation of students is a high priority in education. Drumming circles are a great way to motivate students to participate and feel successful in music class. Many drumming curriculums stress character education, which I feel is important to creating good citizens.

The students in my classes love to play the drums I currently have, which are small djembes and hand drums.

We do our best, but in most of my classes, students share the drums. We also do a rotation, so that everyone gets to experience the different timbres of each type of drums.

The buckets will add another layer of sound to our class orchestration. The dowels will be used exclusively on the buckets because of their ease to play on the edges of the buckets.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 300 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEAKTITE B5GSKD 5GAL Black Plastic Pail • Amazon Business $11.39 20 $227.80
Hygloss Products, Inc 1/2-Inch x 12-Inch, 100-Pack Wooden Dowel Rods • Amazon Business $45.89 1 $45.89

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