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Mrs. Vargo from La Porte TX is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Music Fun With Recorders

Help me give my students the gift of music they make on their own with their personal recorder.

  • $203 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work at a school that serves every child a free breakfast in the morning and most of our students are on free or reduced price lunch. I want my students to have the musical ability to function in middle school with other students.

My students are creative, energetic, and willing to put forth their best effort to be successful.

They like to create rhythms and play or sing the rhythms they make. Our school puts a high emphasis on academics so I love that I can allow my students to have a little creative freedom to move to the music, create their own rhythms and perform in front of the class.

My Project

Students will receive recorders and learn how to take care of them and make music with them. Learning to play a musical instrument takes time, effort, and ambition. The responsibility and effort they put into it helps them with other aspects of their life. My fifth graders will learn to play independently, but also in small groups.

For some of them, they need to belong to something more than just themselves.

Having an instrument where sharing is not required allows them to delve deeper into the learning and practicing aspect of musicianship. "Practice makes perfect," is only partially correct. It requires "perfect" practice to produce perfect performance.

Mrs. Vargo
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SOPRANO RECORDER VALU BNDL 25PK • Woodwind and Brasswind $69.95 2 $139.90

Materials cost

$139.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$172.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.35

Total project goal

$202.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$202.35

1 Donor

-$202.35

Donations toward project cost

-$172.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.35

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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