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Ms. K. from Des Moines WA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping the Beat

My students need bean bags in order to incorporate kinesthetic and tactile ways of keeping the beat in circle games and songs. Bean bags also need to stay clean and sanitary!

  • $193 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach K-6 general music and 5th grade band at a school south of Seattle where 79% of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch. A majority of our students are bilingual and thrive off of bringing different cultures into our music classroom. I will strive to provide music education that everyone can access, understand, and enjoy.

I came into my classroom this summer as a first year teacher, realizing that we are lacking in many materials in order to create an equal and opportune access to music education.

My goal is to create a fun-filled, functioning and equitable classroom for my students. I am passionate and determined about providing these kids what they deserve in order to achieve success in the music classroom.

My Project

Bean bags are a great resource to incorporate kinesthetic practices and activities. They can be used for all grade levels through circle games and songs which incorporate body percussion, movement and dance. Bean bags can also instill social skills and learning through sharing and passing bean bags. It will help bring fun and variation to instruction in my room!

Students love to handle tactile objects in order to physically feel concepts such as keeping a steady beat and learning rhythms.

Toss games can also be utilized to explore lines and spaces on the staff. So many enrichment activities can be incorporated in the music classroom with the use of bean bags! Clorox wipes will help us keep our bean bags sanitary after being used by so many students!

Ms. K.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bean Bags - 12 per Set Size: 3" • Teachers' School Supply $17.69 5 $88.45
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Fresh Scent and Citrus Blend, 35 Wipes/Canister, 3 Canisters/Value Pack (CLO 30112) • Quill.com $7.99 3 $23.97

Materials cost

$112.42

Vendor shipping charges

$9.73

State sales tax

$9.84

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$163.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.88

Total project goal

$192.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$192.56

1 Donor

-$192.56

Donations toward project cost

-$163.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.88

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$0.00

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