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Mrs. Seymour from Savona NY is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning With Music and Movement in Kindergarten

Help me give my students musical instruments to help promote movement and learning.

  • $300 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a variety of different backgrounds and walk of life but due to the low socioeconomic environment of our community, over half of the students in my district are eligible for free and reduced lunch. My students are spontaneous, love learning, and come in each day with millions of stories to tell. They always love to please and do their best. It is amazing to watch them grow and develop over a school year.

Kindergarteners are, by nature, active children.

They love to move and play.

My Project

Research has shown that children must move to be able to learn effectively as their bodies were not designed to sit still all day long. Musical items such as rhythm sticks, shakers, and scarves will give my students concrete items to use while they are learning while they move and shake as their bodies were designed to do!

Movement and music are shown to help all students, especially students who have special needs.

According to a growing body of research, movement increases blood and oxygen flow, which positively affects cognitive development, physical health, and mental well-being.

By donating to this project, you will be supporting a classroom focused on the developmental needs of all students.

Mrs. Seymour
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rhythm Music Lummi Sticks - Four Colors - Enjoyable and Economic Way to Teach Kids and Children Rhythm and Music in The Classroom (48 Pack) • Amazon Business $51.49 1 $51.49
Musical Instrument Set 16 PCS | Rhythm & Music Education Toys for Kids | Clave Sticks, Shakers, Tambourine, Wrist Bells & Maracas for Kids | Natural Toys with Carrying Case by Boxiki Kids • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
Prextex 16 Pack Nylon Bean Bags Fun Sports Game Bean Bag Carnival Toy Bean Bag Toss Game • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90
TKOnline 12pcs Band Wrist Bell Musical Rhythm Toys Jingle Bells Ankle Bells Instrument Percussion Orchestra Rattles Toy For Kids • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
40 Pieces Plastic Egg Shakers Percussion Musical Egg Maracas with 8 Different Colors for Kids Toys Music Learning DIY Painting • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Augshy 20 Pcs Wrist Band Jingle Bells Musical Rhythm Toys,10 Colors,Musical Instruments for School • Amazon Business $21.98 1 $21.98
CIGI Fun Carpet Spots Markers for Classroom Floor - 5” Vibrant Nylon Sit Circle Spot Dots for Kids Preschool Kindergarten Teachers - Sitting Marker Color Dot Circles for Seating Rug Mats (30 Pack) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Kabi 24Pcs Juggling Scarves Dance Scarf Musical Movement Scarves for Kids and Adults, 24 x 24 Inches in 6 Colors • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

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