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Ms. Scovel's 4th Grade Class from Morgan Hill CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Feeling the Rhythm One Tap at a Time!

Help me give my students rhythm sticks to help develop their confidence and creative side as they master singing and playing an instrument.

  • $173 goal

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My Students

As a teacher in a Title I school, I see my second grade students representing the diversity that is California. Every day, my students come to school with a smile on their faces ready to learn even though some of them may face challenges in and out of the classroom. As their teacher, I am committed to offering them a loving, safe environment where learning is fun and meaningful.

My Super Scholars are inquisitive, creative and eager to learn.

My students come from very diverse social/economic backgrounds. They are enthusiastic about sharing their learning at home, and, in turn, our families are extremely supportive. Our school is transitioning to a health science academy. Our entire educational community is excited about the coming changes. This focus will be enhanced by hands-on, project-based learning.

My Project

Rhythm sticks help children to express themselves artistically, engage in learning and develop a sense of involvement in music and movement. However, rhythm sticks do so much more. The use of rhythm instruments and music as learning tools enhances the development of auditory skills, fine motor skills, sense of rhythm, body awareness, and coordination of mind and body.

Creating music enables children to use a multi-sensory approach to learning (listening, seeing, moving and feeling).

Rhythm sticks are easy to hold and manipulate, and I plan on using them throughout our learning day and as a fun and engaging break. They are excellent tools to help children echo patterns, which increases their listening skills and to build memory skills with music rhythms. For example, children will learn about different meters (number of beats) in music by counting each beat as they tap and repeat the pattern. When one child taps out a pattern on the sticks and the other child echos it, they will build their listening and memory skills. We can also use them to identify opposites; high/low, fast/slow, soft/loud, stop/go.

Creating a variety of engaging activities is essential to the learning of young children. The use of rhythm sticks is one more excellent way to provide my students with stimulating learning activities. I can't wait to feel the rhythm one tap at a time!

Ms. Scovel's 4th Grade Class
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rhythm Music Lummi Sticks - 24 Pack With Four Different Colors - Enjoyable and Economic Way To Teach Kids and Children Rhythm And Music In The Classroom • Amazon Business $26.49 2 $52.98
Multicultural Movement Fun • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Rhythm Sticks Rap and Tap • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Rhythm Stick Activities • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95

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