You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Mrs. Kelm from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Global Musicians

My students need 32 harmonicas to explore global music and literacy.

  • $226 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We have a reputation at our school for being the liveliest. You can regularly come into our room and hear squeals of happiness (about learning) and passionate debating about whatever we are learning. I want to take their interests and use them to deepen their learning.

My kids are in first grade.

They are English language learners from around the world. They represent places like Bangladesh, Bosnia, Mexico and Somalia. These students are at-risk and all of them receive free lunch. We are the only first grade classroom for English language learners at our school. Our school is an urban public school.

My Project

Students have been reading books and singing songs about Germany as part of a Global Music Partnership. They have already been introduced to the harmonica as an instrument believed to have been invented in 1821 in Berlin by Christian Friedrich Buschmann. The children's enthusiasm for the instrument was evident as they eagerly asked questions and hoped to play the one being demonstrated. With each student having their own harmonica, the teacher and students can engage in a hands-on experience of the harmonica - practicing basic notes and songs. Additionally, what they have learned in song about Germany will be enhanced by using an actual instrument connected to the history of Germany and continued in the USA.

With the harmonica, in addition to learning some basics, students can explore and write their own "songs".

Set 'right and wrong' answers is not the rule of thumb. The harmonica beckons the user to try out all the possible sounds, string them together into a tune they may know or write their own. Building self-confidence as well as providing an outlet to "step outside the box" within the classroom, the harmonica opens new doors of exploration in which every student can be successful.

Read More
Mrs. Kelm
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 31 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Kelm is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harmonica • Woodwind and Brasswind $4.99 32 $159.68

Materials cost

$159.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$192.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.90

Total project goal

$225.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$225.98

3 Donors

-$150.00

Donations toward project cost

-$127.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

match offer

-$75.98

Match offer toward project cost

-$64.58

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.40

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Chicago","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1913616],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":1195091,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/global-musicians/1195091/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":31,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Kelm","authorIds":{"1913616":{"owner":"Mrs. Kelm","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1195091],"proposalHash":"592272194","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-4_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":310534,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTk3NDAxNA==","MTk1NjU0Ng==","MTkxMzYxNg==","MjE5NDM1OQ=="],"teacherId":1913616,"schoolCounty":"Cook","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}