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Teacher Murguia from Anaheim CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploring Language and Culture Through Dance

My students need a portable speaker system with a microphone, cable and iPod.

  • $492 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are immersed in Spanish for 80% of the day. They are working to become innovators of the future by appreciating other cultures, languages and the arts. My goal is to have my students express themselves through the performing arts and gain an appreciation of culture and language.

Our school has a Dual Immersion Program where our students' families have chosen for them to be bilingual, bicultural and biliterate.

Many of our students are from Anaheim and nearby cities. We know that by building an appreciation of the arts our students can do more than just be a bystander they will do as "Disneyland does and create" new and exciting innovations in all areas in the future. A large population of our students are from Hispanic/Latino decent. Many have varying levels of Spanish language development. For most, English is their dominant language.

My Project

My students need a portable speaker system with a microphone, cable and iPod. The materials I am requesting will help launch a Ballet Folklorico group at my school site. The audio system will help with outdoor rehearsals and performances. Students will learn traditional Mexican dances from the various States of Mexico. It is my hope that by providing students with an opportunity to self express through music and dance they will find a deeper appreciation of the Spanish language and will learn to collaborate with varying group members.

A Ballet Folklorico group will provide my students with the opportunity to engage with the Spanish Language in a non-academic setting.

This in turn will help them value languages other than the majority language of English. In the future an experience like this will allow them to be more receptive toward other cultures and languages. Learning to be open to differences in culture and language will help them become effective in collaboration, imagination, and self-expression.

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Teacher Murguia
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPod touch 16GB Silver (6th Generation) NEWEST MODEL • Amazon Business $203.89 1 $203.89
ION Block Rocker Bluetooth Portable Speaker System with Auxiliary USB Charger with extended 75 hour battery (Certified Refurbished) • Amazon Business $129.99 1 $129.99
Pyle-Pro PDMIC58 Professional Moving Coil Dynamic Handheld Microphone • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
CBI MLC20 Low Z XLR Microphone Cable, 20 Foot • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00

Materials cost

$350.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.10

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$418.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.80

Total project goal

$492.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$492.00

5 Donors

-$232.76

Donations toward project cost

-$209.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.66

match offer

-$246.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$209.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.90

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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