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  • $156 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Bell
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

It's Raining, It's Pouring, the Old Frog Is...Croaking?!?

Help me give my students green frog guiros and a talking drum to add to the musical rainstorm!

My Students

My students are a very diverse group of children with one thing in common; they all attend an urban, public Montessori school. Eighty-one percent of the students qualify for free lunch and 88% of the students are a racial minority.

We follow the teachings of Maria Montessori to meet the needs of the whole child - physically, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually through following and allowing the child to guide his or her learning.

I am fortunate to be in a school that sees music as an integral part of the child's development and encourages musical growth and expression.

My Project

We recently had a project funded to make it rain in the music room! We will be using instruments like thunder and ocean drums plus rain sticks to create a stormy soundscape in music class. While planning this activity I had a thought- don't frogs love water too?

I want to use the frog guiros and talking drums to create a musical response to the "rain" that will fall in the music room.

I have requested 3 frog guiros (that really sound like frogs- it's super cool!) and a talking drum that students will use to express how the rain makes them feel. The frogs can croak fast, slow, soft, or loud and the talking drum can be made to sound happy or sad. It will be a great experiment in emotional expression on instruments!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Frog Guiro • Woodwind and Brasswind $16.99 3 $50.97
African Talking Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $49.99 1 $49.99

Materials cost

$100.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$132.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.38

Total project goal

$155.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$155.85

4 Donors

-$78.00

Donations toward project cost

-$66.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.70

match offer

-$77.85

Match offer toward project cost

-$66.17

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.68

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by PNC Grow Up Great® and 4 other donors.

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