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  • $1,911 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Pfeffer
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Making And Playing Musical Sounds

My students need music books to sing and move to, with 2 Xylophones, shakers and mallets, plus an iPod touch to hook up to our sound system easily.

My Students

Have you ever tried to make music in a classroom full of eager students but not had enough instruments or materials?

I teach 950 wonderful public elementary school students in the big state of Texas.

The students all come from various cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. We currently have 58% of our population on free or reduced lunch. All of that does not matter when they step into my classroom because here they can express themselves while learning life long lessons. They love to sing, dance, and play instruments to music. If we only had more instruments, books and technology, their lives would be forever changed!

My Project

Our school has a great speaker to play music out of but we need a stand for it and it is also frustrating having to constantly change Cd's since it is only a single disc player. Having an ipod touch would make life so much easier and we would have less wasted waiting time in class for Cd's to load. We would love egg shakers to keep steady beats with while we study across the curriculum and integrate books into our classroom. A subscription to the Music K-8 magazine would enhance our song and activity selection each year. A stretchy band would be used for movement activities in small groups as well.

I love spreading the joy of music to children everyday and I know that they will be so grateful for a new opportunity.

These materials will impact 950 lives this school year and then be reused each year to review and expand on concepts previously learned. The smiles on students faces when we sing, play and move to new songs is priceless. A quality music education will only help strengthen the skills taught and learned in their academic classes to create life long learners.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Xylophone • Woodwind and Brasswind $245.00 2 $490.00
Apple® iPod® touch - digital player  - Apple® iOS 6 • Best Buy for Business $294.99 1 $294.99
Music K-8 C-W Compact Disc • Amazon $149.70 1 $149.70
Fleece Cooperative Band • Nasco $61.75 2 $123.50
Plastic 36-Piece Egg Shakers • Woodwind and Brasswind $52.99 2 $105.98
TS-90B Telelock Tripod Speaker Stand • Woodwind and Brasswind $99.99 1 $99.99
Targus AMP02US 2.4 GHz Wireless Laser Presentation Remote (Black) • Amazon $49.99 1 $49.99
Basic Yarn Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $15.99 6 $95.94
Kids Hand Drum Mallet, 10" Handle • Woodwind and Brasswind $5.19 10 $51.90
Griffin Technology - Survivor Case for 5th-Generation Apple®iPod®touch - Black/Blue • Best Buy for Business $21.59 1 $21.59
Old Chisholm Trail: A Cowboy Song • Amazon $18.31 1 $18.31
I Know a Shy Fellow Who Swallowed a Cello Barbara Garriel, J • AKJ Books $16.16 1 $16.16
Goodnight iPad • AKJ Books $11.64 1 $11.64
Aliens Love Underpants Claire Freedman, Ben Cort (Illustrato • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
Train Song Diane Siebert, Mike Wimmer (Illustrator), Michael • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83

Materials cost

$1,546.46

Vendor shipping charges

$24.35

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$23.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,624.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$286.59

Total project goal

$1,910.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,910.60

3 Donors

-$955.29

Donations toward project cost

-$812.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$143.29

match offer

-$955.31

Match offer toward project cost

-$812.01

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$143.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 950 students.

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