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Ms. Pollema from Seattle WA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keyboards: This Minor Detail Could Mean Major Success!

My students need a chance to work on a keyboard in order to develop fine motor skills, note reading ability, and self direction in the music classroom.

  • $801 goal

This project expired on July 29, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a fourth year music teacher in a kindergarten through fifth grade international elementary school. My students are bright, talented individuals who are incredibly interested in learning music as a third language. Music is taught in a shared outdoor portable with the afterschool program and does not have many resources available. Even though we do not have a lot, we make do with what we do have and are able to be creative with everyday items. The kids would love to have real instruments, technology, and visual aids. Thank you!

My Project

Having ten keyboards and headphones in the music classroom will allow us to have a new structure to the lesson. Some students will be able to work on the keyboards while others are engaged in small group instruction. This will allow for more seamless differentiation, individual attention to all students, and development of fine motor skills.

Students need an instrument that they can play and learn by teacher and self directed learning.

Keyboards with headphones can be calming to students with sensory processing disorders as they are able to use their hands, adjust the volume, and escape into their own head space. Keyboards are a great way to develop fine motor skills, learn to read music, and to motivate students to self direct their learning.

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 460 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SA-76 Keyboard • Woodwind and Brasswind $49.00 10 $490.00
Headphones HPM1000 • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.99 10 $99.90

Materials cost

$589.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$51.62

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$680.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$120.07

Total project goal

$800.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$800.44

12 Donors

-$656.61

Donations toward project cost

-$565.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.99

match offer

-$135.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$114.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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