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 »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

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.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Johnson from Tupman CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

It's All About That Beat!

My students need "beat boards" and tambourines for our stick stations! We received real drum sticks in a previous DonorsChoose grant and we need these to go with them!

  • $287 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"I can play ukulele, Dad!" beamed a student at open house. He knew only one chord so far but proudly demonstrated it to his proud parents. The fact that I had a few ukuleles in the classroom and he had a turn with it had a huge impact on him. Having hands-on time with instruments makes a huge difference for students' motivation, excitement, and focus. My students are in a low-income, high-needs school, and many have emotional and academic difficulty. They deserve the kind of music education that can capture their imaginations and benefit them both academically and socially.

My Project

In a previous DonorsChoose grant, my students received real drum sticks to use in our Kid Stix curriculum "Stick Stations." The excitement of playing like real drummers is a big hit!

Unfortunately, I tried to make my "beat boards" with very cheap cutting boards from the dollar store, and they have broken easily.

My students need sturdy cutting boards that will hold up under their frequent use in music class. Learning to play as a group, to keep a steady beat, and to read rhythms is an important component of music. Tambourines will add variety to the sounds they can make.

Mrs. Johnson
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of 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

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

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. Johnson is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kesper 30460 Cutting board, 9.45" x 5.91" x 0.24", White • Amazon Business $5.10 30 $153.00
Stagg TAB-MINI/BL Plastic Cutaway Mini Tambourine with 4 Jingles - Blue • Amazon Business $7.99 5 $39.95

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Tupman","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1010864],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3317609,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":150,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Johnson","authorIds":{"1010864":{"owner":"Mrs. Johnson","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3317609],"proposalHash":"1105587179","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":187211,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjkzNTM3OA==","NDg4Njc4NA==","NTM5NzI5NA=="],"teacherId":1010864,"schoolCounty":"Kern","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}