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Ms. Montemer from Long Beach CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Become Tuneful, Artful and Beatful

Help me give my students the rich, musical learning experiences with these First Steps in Music resource books.

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My Students

My students are in six different elementary schools. As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to provide the most engaging and enriching music learning experiences for my students.

I am asking for materials to continue building my K-2 general music program in the coming year.

There is a serious lack of funding to support ongoing general music programs in public schools. In order to continue to provide engaging learning activities for my students, I need additional resources. These rich musical experiences bring joy, build their self-confidence and create a community of learners in a way that only music can do!

My Project

I want to introduce Dr. John Feierabend's music curriculum, First Steps in Music(FSIM) to all my Pre-K through 2nd grade classes at six elementary schools in Long Beach USD. These books will prove to be invaluable resources in building my K-2 general music program. Using the FSIM curriculum, students will become tuneful, artful and beatful musicians, while at the same time creating a life-long appreciation of music. The learning activities of FSIM include listening, singing, movement and playing instruments. In addition, I am requesting a portable voice amplifier to be used during music classes which not only saves my voice, but helps the children hear clearly!

Ms. Montemer
Grades PreK-2

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Move It! Expressive Movements with Classical Music [DVD & CD] • Amazon Business $34.22 1 $34.22
Zoweetek Portable Rechargeable Mini Voice Amplifier with Wired Microphone Headset and Waistband, Supports MP3 Format Audio for Teachers, Singing, Coaches, Training, Presentation, Tour Guide • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Meditation Trio Energy Chime,MVORVTC Chime Bell Three Tone Solo Percussion Instrument for Prayer,Yoga,Eastern Energies,Musical Chime Toys for Children,Teachers' Classroom Reminder Bell • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Book of Children's Song Tales (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
The Book of Songs & Rhymes with Beat Motions: Let's Clap Our Hands Together (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $14.84 1 $14.84
The Book of Call & Response (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $14.81 1 $14.81
The Book of Pitch Exploration: Can Your Voice Do This? (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Book of Echo Songs (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
The Book of Movement Exploration: Can You Move Like This? (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49

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