You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Bittner from Centerville UT is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Feel the Rhythm of the Beat

Help me give my students a Native American hoop drum, handbells and hand drums that will teach them the essential concepts of the beat, and rhythm instruments such as the wood frog guiro and the kalimba.

  • $878 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our kindergarten students love to look out our classroom windows. They offer an incredible view of the Wasatch Mountains to the east and the Great Salt Lake to the west. We are a small school, with limited resources but just like our view, we have incredible dreams.

We want to move to the beat of life.

Our class loves to engage in movement activities like the BrainDance. My students feel energized by the beat. It helps them in music, language, math, and science patterns. We want to feel the rhythm of the beat!

My Project

Beat is the essential rhythm of life. Our hearts beat. We walk to a beat. We also study sound in our science unit. We need a variety of rhythm instruments like tambourines, a ratchet, hand drums, desk bells, and castanets. Temple bells, a kalimba, and egg shakers will help us discover what vibrates to create sound.

My students need to feel that beat in music as they play drums.

Being able to keep the beat and play rhythms also lays a foundation for the cadence of language and the patterns in mathematics. One of our favorite movement activities is the "Brain Dance." These instruments will help us to activate all parts of our developing brains through movement and beat.

Mrs. Bittner
Grades PreK-2

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 45 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Bittner is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Native American-Style Hoop Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $148.95 1 $148.95
Sound Shapes Circle Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $89.99 1 $89.99
Kid's Play 13-Note Hand/Desk Bell Set • Woodwind and Brasswind $89.99 1 $89.99
4-Hand Drum Set with Mallets and Bag • Woodwind and Brasswind $68.95 1 $68.95
Temple Blocks • Woodwind and Brasswind $45.00 1 $45.00
TB317 - Toddler Tambourines • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
EG648 - Egg Shakers - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
TT681 - Activity Scarves • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 2 $33.98
Wood Kalimba - Red • Woodwind and Brasswind $22.99 1 $22.99
Cabasa • Woodwind and Brasswind $19.99 1 $19.99
Stirring Drum with Beater • Woodwind and Brasswind $19.99 1 $19.99
Wood Hand Castanet • Woodwind and Brasswind $14.99 1 $14.99
Woodpecker • Woodwind and Brasswind $12.99 1 $12.99
Wood Handle Ratchet • Woodwind and Brasswind $12.00 1 $12.00
Frog Castanet • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.00 2 $12.00
Kids Clatterpillar • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.99 1 $9.99
Spring Drum Thunder Tube • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.95 1 $9.95
Wood Frog Guiro • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Nino Percussion NINO569SB Plastic Egg Maracas, Pair, Sky Blue • Woodwind and Brasswind $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Centerville","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2499723],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"UT","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3685338,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":45,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Bittner","authorIds":{"2499723":{"owner":"Mrs. Bittner","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3685338],"proposalHash":"-1678709307","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20467376,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTU3NjI2Nw==","MjQ5OTcyMw=="],"teacherId":2499723,"schoolCounty":"Davis","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"UT","name":"Utah"}}