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Mrs. Cook from Chattanooga TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hey! Those Books Make Music!

Help me give my students picture books that connect to our music curriculum.

  • $326 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My kindergarten to fifth grade students are the most wonderful kids in the world! Really! They are a very diverse population: African-American, Arabic, Asian, Caucasian, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Native American...at least 20 languages or dialects are represented. We are a true melting pot population which is approximately 1,100 strong.

We are a Title I school with at least 90% of our students qualifying for free or reduced rate breakfast and lunch programs.

Many of our families are lead by a single parent, a grandparent or a recent immigrant who work at low-wage jobs and, frequently, multiple jobs just to "put food on the table".

My Project

For a very long time I have used children's picture books to enhance my music instruction. Recently I did a project that purchased a music curriculum that bases certain lessons on picture books - one of the multitude of reasons I made the purchase. Each grade level has four or five supporting books. Songs like Jenny Jenkins, There's a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea, and Over in the Meadow have beautifully illustrated book versions. Books like Swimmy, One Hundred Angry Ants, and Eric Carle's Opposites have words that lead to creating musical experiences. I have a limited budget so purchasing these additional books was put "on the back burner". I could use our school library's collection but I cannot guarantee a book will be available when I need it. It also seems to happen that whenever I use a book in class the students rush to the library to check it out... they can't if I still have the book.

I want to use children's picture books to enhance my music instruction but to also encourage my students to read.

It is not at all unusual to find students "sing reading" a book after learning a song or doing a musical activity based on the book. Help me create excitement for not only music but reading as well.

Mrs. Cook
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 550 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Woolbur • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
There's a Hole in the Bucket! (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $15.25 1 $15.25
I Wanna New Room • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Piggies in the Kitchen • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Over on a Desert: Somewhere in the World • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Way I Feel • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Kitty Alone (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
The Flea's Sneeze • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Over in the Grasslands: On an African Savanna • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Over in the Arctic: Where the Cold Winds Blow • Amazon Business $8.85 1 $8.85
Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
Swimmy • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Piggies • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
How Do You Wokka-Wokka? • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Yo! Yes? (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Scary, Scary Halloween • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
One Hundred Hungry Ants • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Shake Dem Halloween Bones • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Eric Carle's Opposites (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Down by the Cool of the Pool (A StoryPlay Book) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Skippyjon Jones • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

Materials cost

$242.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$276.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.77

Total project goal

$325.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$325.16

2 Donors

-$276.39

Donations toward project cost

-$276.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$48.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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