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Mrs. Christman from Lebanon TN is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Focus and Excitement in the Same Beat With Djembe Drums

Help me give my students ownership over their learning. These djembe drums help provide focus, excitement, and music to the classroom.

  • $332 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are scholars. They work hard, persevere when things are tough, and use creativity to help solve problems. They have such hope and excitement to learn. School is what ignites that spark within them.

I teach in a Title I school.

Some of my students do not bring school supplies to school or receive educational support within their home. School is a safe haven for them.

We have a high percentage of English Language Learners. We also have a high percentage of students on our free lunch program.

My Project

After a professional development visit to The Ron Clark Academy, I heard excitement and life in classrooms. I saw focus and engagement in classrooms. I could feel the beat of drums that students used to help them focus on the speaker and add importance to things they were learning in class. A handful of students in each class had an authentic djembe drum with them at their seat. They were keenly focused on the speaker, whether the teacher or a peer. These students may otherwise have attention deficits, but thanks to the opportunity to play the drums at important moments in class, their focus is sharpened.

Djembe Drums would be a resource to enhance engagement, learning, and focus within my classroom.

My dream is to bring that same RCA excitement and intense, edge of your seat focus to my classroom. I would like to see students who struggle to focus have an outlet and an aid to make the learning process easier for them.

Mrs. Christman
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CUSTOM DJEMBE • Woodwind and Brasswind $61.99 4 $247.96

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