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Mrs. Shea from Pleasant Hill CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hooked on Books!

Help me give my students engaging books! We will add music and drama to the stories in music class, harnessing the power of music to inspire a lifetime love of reading!

  • $382 goal

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My Students

My students come to music class excited to learn! I teach elementary music at a Title 1 School where over 80% of my students are socio-economically disadvantaged. Many of my students receive specialized reading instruction to support their English language acquisition and improve their reading skills.

Reading is the foundation for success!

I want to give my students every opportunity to succeed in school and beyond. Developing strong reading skills is crucial, and the first step is to instill a love for words and what they can express. When we bring books to life in the music room, a lifelong passion for reading begins!

My Project

Music and children's literature share powerful connections - rhythm, flow, inflection, pattern, cadence, phrasing, style, voice, expression, and more. In music class, we add singing, movement, expressive speech, drama, and classroom instruments to children's literature. Books come to life, and my students' eyes are opened to the magic of words!

Let's harness the power of music to spark a passion for language and books!

Music has inherent value, and students certainly benefit from a comprehensive music education throughout their public school years. For students who need extra support in reading proficiency, music class can also be a place to make a personal connection with stories in a safe and fun environment. We can use music to enrich the early reading experiences of young readers, and begin the journey of discovering the joy of reading!

Mrs. Shea
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
In the Tall, Tall Grass • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Chicken Little • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Bear's Loose Tooth (The Bear Books) • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Good News, Bad News • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
Little Cloud • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Mama Built a Little Nest • Amazon Business $14.32 1 $14.32
The Pout-Pout Fish (A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Not a Stick • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Giving Tree • Amazon Business $10.68 1 $10.68
Drummer Hoff • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
All Aboard the Dinotrain • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Frog in the Bog • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Old Black Fly • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Commotion in the Ocean • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Cock-a-Doodle-Doo! Barnyard Hullabaloo • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Where the Wild Things Are • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark (A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure) • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Piggies • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Very Busy Spider: A Lift-the-Flap Book (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Up, Down, and Around • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Leo the Late Bloomer • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
When I Was Young in the Mountains (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Mortimer (Classic Munsch) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

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