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Mrs. T.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Let's listen, Let's move - Building a CD Library.

The cost of this proposal is $525, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

Kindergarten and First Graders LOVE to dance! In fact, it is very difficult for them to keep their bodies still. My students are highly expressive with their bodies - they react to music in a very free and uninhibited manner. This proposal is to build a library of music CD's that I can use for numerous movement and dance activities with my young students. The CD library will also be used for listening activities with my older students. This year I led second to fifth grade students through several guided listening activities and the students were totally absorbed. They listened intensely and were delighted to discover the new things they heard in the music. As a result of these highly successful lessons, my goal is to include many more guided listenings in the music curriculum. I teach general music to kindergarten through fifth grade at Monarch Academy in Oakland, CA. Monarch Academy is a Title V elementary school, where 92% of the students receive free or reduced price lunches. The student population is 88% Latino and 12% African American. I currently have a very small collection of music that I have been using in the music classes. The proposed CD library will include music of all genres - Jazz, Classical, Folk, World music from South America, Africa etc, etc. It is my belief that children should be exposed to a wide range of musical styles from an early age. In addition to the musical experience of listening and moving, these CD's will open a window into the culture, history and geography of many foreign lands. I thank you in advance for your kind donation that will bring an enhanced musical learning experience to 350 wonderful and deserving students. "The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie." ~Agnes de Mille

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chimes of Dunkirk (paperback & CD) • Music in Motion $36.00 1 $36.00
Listen to the Mockingbird (paperback and CD) • Music in Motion $36.00 1 $36.00
GAMES CHILDREN SING: CHINA (PB/CD) • Music in Motion $29.95 1 $29.95
GAMES CHILDREN SING: INDIA (PB/CD) • Music in Motion $29.95 1 $29.95
Classical Music & Stories: LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES (CD) • Music in Motion $19.95 1 $19.95
LET'S GET THE RHYTHM OF THE BAND (paperback & CD) • Music in Motion $19.95 1 $19.95
Classical Music & Stories: MANDY & THE MAGIC BUTTERFLY (CD) • Music in Motion $19.95 1 $19.95
Mali Foli CD • African Treasures $16.95 1 $16.95
Les Merveilles D'Afrique - Diya CD • African Treasures $16.95 1 $16.95
Guinea: Malinke Rhythms and Songs CD Vol. 1 • African Treasures $16.95 1 $16.95
CARACOL DE FUEGO: Ancestral Echoes (CD) • Music in Motion $16.00 1 $16.00
Putamayo Presents: NATIVE AMERICAN ODYSSEY (CD) • Music in Motion $15.95 1 $15.95
Putamayo Presents: Mexico (CD) • Music in Motion $15.95 1 $15.95
Putamayo Presents: WORLD PLAYGROUND 2 (CD) • Music in Motion $15.95 1 $15.95
Putamayo Presents: Caribbean Party (CD) • Music in Motion $15.95 1 $15.95
Putamayo Presents: AFRICAN PLAYGROUND (CD) • Music in Motion $15.95 1 $15.95
Putamayo Presents: Latinoo! Latino! (CD) • Music in Motion $15.95 1 $15.95

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