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My students need 3 packs of drumsticks for wonderful rhythm-based activities that I learned at a music conference by Artie Almedia.
Do you know a kid who always has a rhythm that he's tapping out on the desk? Maybe there's a girl who likes to wear dress shoes just to click a beat as she walks down the hall. Was this you in school? Imagine the creative freedom you could have with drumsticks!
We are a Title One school in South Carolina.
We have a very diverse population from all areas of our little city. My students are so talented and creative- I just hate that sometimes funding prevents us from gathering the materials for various activities that I know they would rock at.
I am requesting 36 pairs of drumsticks. This would allow each child in my classes to be able to use them (without having to share or substitute rhythm sticks which break). I learned several activities from Artie Almedia this summer which included drumsticks with Plexi Glass boards, reused food cans from the cafeteria, and tambourines. I believe that this will be an exciting and engaging activity for all levels and improve hand-eye coordination in the process. It will also allow them to count rhythms and learn to read ahead in music. More importantly, it will allow them to have FUN!!!
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I teach around 600 kids a year, and these particular drumsticks are of great quality. I would have structured activities with the drumsticks, but there is also a high need for them to use their creativity to play their own special part within a song, and this would be a great creative outlet. That structure and creativity will help them in other subjects of their education, making them a well rounded student.
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