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Mrs. Vasquez from Los Angeles CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let the Music Play!

My students need CDs with catchy songs like Catchy Math Jingles, Math Concepts I & II, Best Multiplication Songs EVER!, and English Tutor: Grammar & Punctuation Songs.

  • $205 goal

This project expired on January 31, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything;" said Plato. This is my favorite music phrase to understand and celebrate cultures from around the world. Music is the universal language that unites us all as human beings.

My students are smart, driven, and very verbal.

They are 100% Hispanic. Most of them do not have a computer or other technology at home. Our school provides a safe environment away from gangs and other socioeconomic limitations. They are exposed to violence and socioeconomic limitations, like lack of food, that others take for granted. In my classroom, they get to dream, the sky is the limit. They've planned future traveling plans, designed their dream homes, and have become celebrated community heroes. The classroom is a safe haven where dreaming high is encouraged. Nothing is impossible when they dream, write, and share their future plans. They are enthusiastic learners because they are provided with the hands-on experiences and activities that at home are simply unattainable.

My Project

My students enjoy learning about words that rhyme while using hand movements. This leads me to think that I can help the struggling readers by exposing them to lyrics of their favorite songs and chants. Their low self-esteems need a boost and the resources for this project would provide them a choice of CDs of catchy songs like Catchy Math Jingles, Math Concepts I & II, Best Multiplication Songs EVER!, and English Tutor: Grammar & Punctuation Song. Music will make them feel better about who they are through song and movement. "Music" is a magical gift we must nourish and cultivate in our children, especially now as scientific evidence proves that an education in the arts makes better math and science students, enhances spatial intelligence in newborns and let's not forget that the arts are a compelling solution to teen violence. My students will have the choice to listen to their favorite tunes, chants and songs at any time of the day in the iPod duck in a listening center.

I need your generosity, to help me teach grammar, math, and science though music.

All academic subjects are so important but music will feed my students' soul and thus, improving my students' future as scholars. These materials will put them on a path of a love for grammar, math, and science. With your help they can aspire to be future mathematicians, professors, doctors, chemists, or astronauts! With your help we can help achieve academic success.

Mrs. Vasquez
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Philips DS3205 Charging Speaker Dock for iPhone 5/iPod with Lightning Dock • Amazon $54.80 1 $54.80
Math Concepts I & II • Amazon $18.37 1 $18.37
English Tutor: Grammar & Punctuation Songs • Amazon $15.99 1 $15.99
Best Multiplication Songs EVER! • Amazon $15.15 1 $15.15
Catchy Math Jingles • Amazon $13.47 1 $13.47
Here Comes Science • Amazon $11.99 1 $11.99

Materials cost

$129.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.87

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$173.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.63

Total project goal

$204.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$204.22

3 Donors

-$55.05

Donations toward project cost

-$52.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$2.25

Matching donations from our partners

-$142.11

Match offers toward project cost

-$120.79

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.32

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.07

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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