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Mrs. Germundson from Glenwood MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy and Learning in the Music Room!

Help me give my students the opportunity to participate in a variety of music and movement activities!

  • $223 goal

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My Students

Our school is located in a rural area in the heart of west central Minnesota. Our school district serves approximately 10 small communities in the area. My students are incredible kids. They are bright and active learners who enjoy activities that keep them engaged! We make and learn about music every day, and each grade level puts on two performances each year for families, friends, and community members. They enjoy the opportunity to share their music with others and learn about musical concepts in an engaging way!

My Project

The books I am requesting will provide me with many new ideas for incorporating movement and literacy into my music classroom!

It is so important for children to have the opportunity to sing, move, play, listen, read, and create in the music room!

The book "Parachutes, Ribbons, and Scarves" is a great resource for combining guided music listening with movement and props! My students will love using the ribbon wands and scarves for many of these activities! "Woods, Metals, Shakers, and Skins" provides many activities that incorporate music theory and literacy, while also allowing students to play non-pitched percussion instruments. The "Olympic Games" book will allow us to get into the Olympic spirit this year through music games and activities! The bean bags will be used often with this book. Finally, the "Mortimer" and "Alexander" books are used with a resource we currently have that incorporates literacy with playing mallet instruments.

These materials would provide a wealth of engaging and fun activities for our classroom! We are so appreciative of the support for music education in our school!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Woods, Metals, Shakers, Skins: Hoop Group Activities for Your Active Music Room • Amazon Business $29.80 1 $29.80
Parachutes and Ribbons and Scarves, Oh My!: Listening Lessons with Movement Props • Amazon Business $29.37 1 $29.37
PAMASE 16 Packs Kids Dancing Gymnastics Ribbon Wands, 6'6" Rhythmic Artistic Twirling Ribbons with Non-Slip Handle • Amazon Business $14.59 2 $29.18
Olympic Games for the Music Classroom music activities & puzzles • Woodwind and Brasswind $24.99 1 $24.99
Blovec Juggling Scarves for Kids, 30 pcs Square Dance Scarf Magic Movement Scarves Performance Props Accessories 24 by 24 Inch in 10 Colors • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Prextex 12 Pack Nylon Bean Bags Fun Sports Outdoor Family Games Bean Bag Toss Carnival Toy Bean Bag Toss Game • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • Amazon Business $7.17 1 $7.17
Mortimer (Classic Munsch) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49

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