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Mrs. Lopez from Elyria OH is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Filling the Need

Help me give my students shorter and taller wobble stools, a twist shaker, a smaller and larger cabasa, sandblocks, a lollipop drum and a ukulele tuner to expand their music therapy experience.

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My Students

All my students have significant developmental disabilities including cognitive and physical disabilities. They range in age from 3-21 years of age.

Due to the severity of their disabilities, they attend a separate school for students with those types of delays.

Most of the students come from low-income families. My students' needs are considered intensive, and they struggle with many day-to-day tasks. However, despite their difficulties with many everyday tasks of daily living, they thoroughly enjoy music therapy sessions and often "shine" during the activities presented

My Project

I've titled his project "Filling the Need" because there are several categories of "need" that are being filled in this one project.

Many of my students struggle with core strength.

Others have a whole lot of wiggles that they need to get out. Wobble chairs are a perfect solution for working on both of those needs.

Other students have a difficult time holding on to thin handled chiquitas but larger maracas are too harsh sounding. We have found that Twist Shakers are perfect for the both the hands and ears!

Several of our students have disorders that cause their hands to fist up tight. Opening up those hands gets more and more difficult as they get older. However, we have discovered that several students will open their hands to explore a cabasa during music classes. Those beads feel really cool under their fingers.

Bilateral movement isn't the easiest for many of my kiddos. Rubbing (as opposed to clapping) sandblocks together takes a lot of concentration and effort and works on that skill.

I typically have 8 students in a classroom - every 30 minutes. Unfortunately, I only have seven lollipop drums to play along to songs like the Chordette's "Lollipop" and Lesley Gore's "Sunshine and Lollipops". One more lollipop drum will fill the need I have for everyone to participate.

Finally, at the beginning of every music class I play a greeting song on my ukulele. As the week progresses and the students strum along with me, it gets out of tune. Having a clip on ukulele tuner would help me keep in tune and ready to go!

Mrs. Lopez
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 145 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learniture Active Learning Chair/ Stool, 20" H, Navy, LNT-3046-20NV • Amazon Business $56.86 1 $56.86
Learniture Active Learning Chair/ Stool, 15" H, Navy, LNT-3046-15NV • Amazon Business $42.00 1 $42.00
LP Twist Shaker - Soft • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
RhythmTech RT8000 Cabasa, Chrome • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Rhythm Band RB753 Sand Blocks • Amazon Business $4.19 4 $16.76
ammoon Wooden Cabasa Percussion Band Student Children Kid Instrument Pop Hand Shaker • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Remo ET-7106-00 Kids Percussion Lollipop Drum, 6" • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Donner Guitar Tuner Clip on-Accurate Chromatic,Acoustic Guitar Bass Violin Ukulele Tuner DT-2 • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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