More than half of students from low‑income households
$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.
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!
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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