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Ms. Coleman from West Jordan UT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lights, Solfa, Action!

My students need Feierabend's curriculum materials for creating digital storytelling with our overhead computerized sound system.

  • $397 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I service the budding, little Mozartians from preschool age to 6th grade at two schools. As their music teacher, I'm always figuring out ways to lead them through "the mystery of music class” with joy full of surprises. Our students become fluent in Singlish as they enter the wondrous land of Sing-a-Lore each day. They come away dancing, singing, and moving to music comprehending the phrasing, structure, and timing behind it. They explore the textures of sound while learning the symbols, style, and art behind it. Their beat work causes their minds to expand, and their focus to increase while feeling its elements. They learn to incorporate all kinds of subjects from literature, spelling, math, history, and science while enjoying the beauty of the arts surrounding them.

My Project

Storybooks come to life with wonderful illustrations in the background projected digitally through an overhead computerized set-up combined with creative music making! The students will use the materials found in Feierabend's wonderful curriculum designed to bring stories alive and imaginations soaring!

Digital storytelling will be ever more compelling with the added sound effects of the instrumental games and storybook ideas found in Feierabend's curriculum coupled with the visual appeal of colorful hand staff finger puppets, ribbons, balls, hula hoops, etc!

Timing and dramatics will be developed as the students wordsmith and rhyme key points into songs and choruses from storybooks. Mixing and arranging will be a fun adventure as they experiment with sound possibilities, discovering how much is too much or what more they might add to make just the right combination with other instruments. Aspects of music can be acquired and mastered combining Feierabend's curriculum (designed specifically to go with beautifully illustrated children's storybook literature), Orff instruments, and hand staff finger puppets.

Once polished, students will then record their ideas and share them with other classes making their creations last beyond just a one-time performance. They can influence others through their innovative story making, heightening social justice issues as a movie or play might do through sound enhancement and enlarged dramatics while showing pictures onscreen!

Ms. Coleman
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 999 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Conversational Solfege Sign Pack • GIA Publications $30.00 2 $60.00
First Steps in Music DVD • GIA Publications $49.95 1 $49.95
Move It! 2 DVD • GIA Publications $44.95 1 $44.95
Conversational Solfege Explained • GIA Publications $34.95 1 $34.95
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk Sing, Say, Dance, & Play • GIA Publications $29.95 1 $29.95
First Steps in Music in Action DVD • GIA Publications $24.95 1 $24.95
Pitch Exploration Pathways • GIA Publications $19.95 1 $19.95
Pitch Exploration Stories • GIA Publications $19.95 1 $19.95

Materials cost

$284.65

Vendor shipping charges

$18.32

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$337.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.51

Total project goal

$396.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$396.75

8 Donors

-$369.69

Donations toward project cost

-$320.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.45

match offer

-$20.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$17.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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