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Ms. Estrada from Dallas TX is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Future Composers in Pre-K 3!

My students need a variety of musical instruments such as drums, a mini piano, and rainmakers for our new music center.

  • $273 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students just turned three years old. I am piloting a three-year-old half-day program in an inner-city low-income school.

The children are excited and ready to learn.

Most of the students I serve are English Language Learners and will be in a bilingual program.

The mission of this program is to teach children English and sustain their Spanish speaking skills. Starting early will give them a head start on their educational journey. This will enable them to have many opportunities in their futures, but also facilitate educational success.

My Project

My three year old students need a mini piano, drums, rainmakers, and other instruments for our new music center.

Music is proven to help children express their creativity and develop their brain.

Music develops parts of the brain that enhances language acquisition. This is imperative especially for my students who are second language learners.

Playing and exploring with musical instruments also helps with mathematical learning. All of these areas are important, but playing music will also help my preschoolers with social emotional learning and social interaction with their peers.

Dancing and playing music will help my students learn how the body and mind work together!

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 36 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Instruments and Music from Around the World - Paperback (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $30.56 1 $30.56
Hand Drum • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.71 2 $25.42
QR841 - Hand Bell • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 4 $23.96
Musical Washboard • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.06 1 $22.06
Rainmaker • Kaplan Early Learning Company $20.36 1 $20.36
FR252 - Little Hands Piano • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Wave Drum • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.51 1 $19.51
RE101 - Mexican Guiro • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Textured Egg Shakers (Set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 1 $13.56
Handle Castanet • Kaplan Early Learning Company $4.21 2 $8.42

Materials cost

$198.83

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$231.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.91

Total project goal

$272.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$272.72

1 Donor

-$136.36

Donations toward project cost

-$115.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.45

match offer

-$136.35

Match offer toward project cost

-$115.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.45

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$0.00

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