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Middle School, Music Teacher

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Ms. Mullaney from Las Vegas NV is requesting musical instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Finding the Me in We - A Musical Journey

Please help me allow my students to embrace ethnic diversity with an African Talking Drum and Djembe, a Native American Gathering Drum, and a Festival Tubano.

  • $998 goal

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Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Project

My 3rd-6th grade students are a beautiful, ethnically diverse group of children. Many are learning English as a second language. Many are deeply impacted by poverty and often face complex emotional and physical challenges.

Research indicates that drumming assists in releasing emotional trauma while having a positive effect on behavioral issues, fatigue, anxiety, and depression.

The drums and supplies I am requesting will help my 180 students foster a positive classroom culture while learning about music theory history, reviewing math and ELA concepts, and enhancing motor skills.

Incorporating award-winning children's books into our world music units promotes literacy while they play together. Here are a few of the music units and accompanying books.

Drum Dream Girl - Cuban, Mexican, and South American Music and Culture

Bow Wow Pow Wow - Native American Music and Culture

Ada's Violin - Making instruments out of trash and everyday objects

Dancing Hands - Venezuelan music and the impact one child can make

To Be a Drum - African drumming, music, and culture

Firebird and Sulwe - Believing in yourself and working hard to make a difference

The world drums will significantly enhance the impact of these lessons on my students. My students are eager to learn, play, create, discover, and communicate, and I am willing to help them flourish through music, the world's language.

Ms. Mullaney
Grades 3-5

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Remo Kids Percussion Gathering Drum 21 x 22 in. • Woodwind and Brasswind $179.95 1 $179.95
MEINL Travel Series Djembe with Synthetic Head in Kanga Sarong Finish 12 in. • Woodwind and Brasswind $159.95 1 $159.95
Remo Festival Tubano Drum 10 in. Morado • Woodwind and Brasswind $154.95 1 $154.95
Meinl Mechanically Tuned Fiberglass Synthetic Head Djembe Kenyan Quilt 10 in. • Woodwind and Brasswind $95.99 1 $95.99
24 Pack Dry Erase Music Staff White Boards 9"X"12 Inch Lapboard Double Sided Musical Notes whiteboard for Kids Students, Musicians and Home (24 Erasers Included) • Amazon Business $84.89 1 $84.89
MEINL African Talking Drum Medium • Woodwind and Brasswind $79.99 1 $79.99
5 Pack Dry Erase Music Staff White Boards 9"X"12 Inch Lapboard Double Sided Musical Notes whiteboard for Kids Students, Musicians and Home (5 Erasers Included) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
When We Are Kind / Nihá’ádaahwiinít’íigo (English and Navaho Edition) • Amazon Business $18.12 1 $18.12
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13

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