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Ms. DeSousa from New Castle DE is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploring Music With Bucket Drumming!

Help me give my students materials for bucket drumming and scarves for music and movement!

  • $510 goal

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My Students

The students in my school range from all learning groups, and cultural backgrounds. We have a broad range of abilities in our school, from high academic achievement to physical and mental disabilities. We have students from all walks of life, and we love to teach all of them.

These students are wonderful, active, creative, and curious, with a great love of music.

They love to sing, and dance, and play instruments. Many of our students seek out musical opportunities outside of the music class, which is fabulous. It is always a treat to be able to teach them everyday.

My Project

In a music classroom, every diverse opportunity is a way to learn. Space, time, and versatility of instruments are essential to a productive and successful program. Bucket drumming fits all of these requirements. Easy to move and store, bucket drums are a great way to explore multiple types of music, including cultural genres.

With bucket drumming the student are able to explore music in a way that shows that music is available to them no matter their financial status.

They will learn how to play in groups, working on cooperation skills, as well as create music for themselves. It is a great instrument to have in any music classroom!

Ms. DeSousa
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 450 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK25467707T 5.0 gal. High Density Polyethylene Round Pail Natural • Grainger $7.55 30 $226.50
Hickory Drum Sticks • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.99 3 $89.97
12 Colored Scarves • Woodwind and Brasswind $19.49 3 $58.47

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