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  • $543 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Ortega
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 12 donors
  • $0 still needed

Let's Make Music!!

My students need musical instruments to learn rhythm, a second language and counting.

My Students

Do you remember how exciting it was to go to music class as a kid? Schools with music classes are rare these days. But we don't want to let that stop us from teaching our children the gift of musicality. If we teachers do not take on the role of music and art instructors, it will go by the wayside!

Our 3 dual immersion kindergarten classes have students not only learning everything a kindergarten kid learns, but they are also learning it in Spanish!

We have students of many ethnic backgrounds being tied together by the desire to learn a second language. Our school is a title one school.

My Project

We strive to make learning fun in our kinder classes. It can be overwhelming to hear a teacher speak Spanish and not understand. Music, however, builds a communication bridge! Within the first month of school we are able to teach days of the week, the alphabet and letter sounds, months and weather using songs! Singing songs is wonderful, but music is much more interactive with instruments. Allowing the children to participate with instruments will not only strengthen learning of a second language, but they will also learn rhythm, counting and to practice self-control.

Studies show that children involved in musical instruction are actually strengthening their mathematical ability!

Having musical instruments for our students to make beautiful noise will help them achieve the basics of acquiring Spanish. Music encourages the solidifying of these basics that turn our students into super bi-lingual learners!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC1415 - 15-Player Rhythm Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 3 $269.97
LC241 - Heavy-Duty Drums - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 2 $79.98
PP265 - Bamboo Rhythm Sticks - Dozen • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
EG648 - Egg Shakers - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$389.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.68

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$461.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.43

Total project goal

$542.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$542.89

11 Donors

-$335.00

Donations toward project cost

-$287.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.00

match offer

-$205.25

Match offer toward project cost

-$174.46

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.79

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 72 students.

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