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Ms. Rafferty from Dearborn MI is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fifth Grade Ukulele classroom set

My students need a classroom set of Ukuleles! Please help us to grow as musicians and community leaders!

  • $1,361 goal

This project expired on December 24, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are enthusiastic about building their musical repertoire! They come from various cultural backgrounds, all of which use music as a means of expression and communication.

This will be my first year teaching at this school, and I want to give students an opportunity to learn to play an instrument that they may have never had experience with before.

Community outreach is an excellent tool for young musicians to serve their peers and elders. It is my hope that students will have the opportunity to play in a number of venues.

My Project

Students will learn to play the Ukulele and perform in school as well as in the community. They will begin by learning basic chords which will enable them to accompany familiar folk tunes. Throughout the school year they will progress to learn more complex chord progressions and strumming techniques. The unit will culminate with a composition project in which students will compose and accomplish their own songs within a set of guidelines.

In addition to becoming independent musicians,this unit provides students with many opportunities for partner and small group work.

It will build confidence, pride, self esteem and school spirit.

Ms. Rafferty
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 180 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MU40 Soprano Ukulele Classroom 10-Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $369.99 3 $1,109.97

Materials cost

$1,109.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,156.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$204.11

Total project goal

$1,360.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,360.73

6 Donors

-$505.44

Donations toward project cost

-$433.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.07

match offer

-$850.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$723.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$127.63

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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