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Mrs. Zykanov from San Rafael CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning to the Beat: Rhythm Instruments

My students need opportunities to express their creativity with musical instruments such as tambourines, shakers, sandblocks and triangles.

  • $327 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are eager, enthusiastic, hard working and creative. All of them speak a language other than English at home, and are learning English at school. All of them receive free lunch because of their low socio economic status. My goal is to provide my students with rich educational experiences that support them as they build their reading, listening, speaking and writing skills in English. I also create opportunities for engineering, problem solving and hands on science activities which encourage them to use higher level thinking and academic language. Your support for my students shows that you see their potential as contributors to our community.

My Project

We currently learn our academic content through songs and chants, adding rhythm instruments as we sing our songs will increase student engagement and memory. Our teaching team has put together songs and chants to go with our thematic units of study through the year. Students sing songs to learn about the economy, ecosystems, geology, government and states of matter. These songs and chants make academic content vocabulary and concepts more memorable for our students. I think that by adding musical instruments such as shakers, drums, tambourines and sand blocks, the students will find these concept chants to be even more memorable and engaging.

Mrs. Zykanov
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
15-Piece Mixed Small Percussion Set with Tambourine • Woodwind and Brasswind $99.99 2 $199.98
Sand Block Pair • Woodwind and Brasswind $5.99 4 $23.96

Materials cost

$223.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.49

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$277.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.02

Total project goal

$326.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$326.81

3 Donors

-$178.00

Donations toward project cost

-$156.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.45

match offer

-$142.64

Match offer toward project cost

-$121.24

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.40

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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