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Mrs. Markle from El Monte CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Little Kids on the Big Stage

Help me give my students theater equipment to help make their annual musical productions a smashing success!

  • $1,381 goal

This project expired on March 14, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are fourth graders in a low socioeconomic status area. Our school has a population of students where 94.1% are socioeconomically disadvantaged. More than three-fourths of my students receive free or reduced-price lunch. In spite of their circumstances, they still come to school ready, enthusiastic, and yearning for new knowledge.

While many of my students lack resources at home, they strive to excel in the classroom.

It is not uncommon for my students to want to stay in during recess or after school to enhance their own learning. Our community rallies for and values education and is supportive of our school and our students.

My Project

Over the past few years, there has been a growing appreciation for theater education in school. I am so excited to say that our district is following in this trend. This will be our third year offering a school musical to our students. This year we will be performing the Wizard of Oz.

As we know, theater education can offer many benefits to young children by helping students gain self-confidence, develop coordination, concentration and memory, enhance one's creativity, and improve communication and social interaction skills.

Our last two productions were wonderful, however, in the future I would love to offer our students a stage that this worthy of the amount of effort they put into their performances. The wireless microphone headsets will accentuate and amplify our actors' voices while they move around the stage. The backdrop background kit and adjustable stand will hold our 10 feet muslin backdrop, which will also be held in placed by the 6 pack of heavy duty muslin spring clamps. One of the event facade booths will be used to hide our actors from the audience before and during the performance. The other event facade booth will be used as stage equipment during the performance.

Thank you so much for supporting our school and our students. Theater has really made our students shine and now we would be able to provide a stage that could help them shine even brighter.

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

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JMAZ Event Facade Booth Adjustable Size Lightweight Aluminum Frame Dj Booth (BLACK) • Amazon Business $279.99 2 $559.98
FIFINE Wireless Microphone System, Wireless Microphone set with Headset and Lavalier Lapel Mics, Beltpack Transmitter and Receiver,Ideal for Teaching, Preaching and Public Speaking Applications-K037B • Amazon Business $37.99 10 $379.90
Emart Photography Studio Backdrop Background Kit, 10ft Adjustable Backdrop Stand Support System with 5x10ft Vinyl Plastic White Wood Floor Background Screen for Photo Video Shooting • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
LimoStudio Photo Video Studio 10Ft Adjustable Muslin Background Backdrop Support System Stand, AGG2862 • Amazon Business $35.90 1 $35.90
Emart Heavy Duty Muslin Spring Clamps, 4.5 inch Photo Booth Backdrop Clips for Photography Studio - 6 Pack • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79

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