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Mrs. Cruz from Saint Paul MN is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Every Artist Was First An Amateur!

My students need art and music supplies to enhance their creativity freely!

  • $404 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students currently attend a year-round school in MN. I have 23 vibrant kindergarten students that truly love to come to school. My class has a very diverse set of needs with 1/2 of the students speaking English as a second language and 1/3 of my students receive special education service. Each day is a new adventure in the world of learning. My students come to school to be fed, feel loved and find their place in this world on top of learning how to be a citizen in today’s world. They enjoy the safety of the community we have built.

My Project

My students are in need of art and music supplies to stimulate the right side of the brain which is imperative to the development of critical thinking skills.

My students need more ways to expressive themselves in the classroom.

I am asking for markers, stamps, crayons, and other craft supplies to help each student explore their creative side freely. Each day my class gets 20 minutes of choice time. During this time each student gets to choose a center to work at. During this time students can use the skills I have taught to have a self guided learning time. The majority of the students use this time to learn through play. By having markers, crayons, stamps, etc. will let the kids express themselves, but also allows for social skills and fine motor skills to happen with in a small group of students. The art center during choice time is in high demand and the students live feeling accomplished and proud.

I am also asking for music supplies for large group and for small group activities. Sadly, our school no longer has a music program. I will be using rhythm sticks in the class to expose my students to the basics of music of finding and keeping a beat. The class will be exposed to different kinds of music and being able to create similar music of their own! I would also like to have drums, egg shakers, and chimes for students to create their own music during free choice time! Students can choose to go to the music center I create with the items I have requested.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
QR767 - Rhythm Sticks - Pair • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 26 $103.74
EG648 - Egg Shakers - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
VR223 - Mini Stampers Marker Tub • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
GG174 - Crinkle-Cut Craft Scissors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
QR861 - Bongo Drum • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
ilovebaby 10 PCS Musical Instruments Set with Maracas, Rhythm Sticks, Nylon Wrist Bell, Wood Sounder, Triangle with Striker, Cymbals, Castanets, Bells, Maracas Eggs and Rattle • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Remo RH-1206-00 Rhythm Club Konga Drum - Rhythm Kids, 6" • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
QR918 - Hand Tom-Tom • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
EV212 - Regular Dot Art Painters - 6-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Woodstock Zenergy Meditation Chime- Eastern Energies Collection • Amazon Business $14.03 1 $14.03
CA269 - Paint & Collage Trays - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
LC360 - People Colors® Crayons - Each Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
QR862 - Chino Tone Block • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99

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