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Mrs. Spears from New Caney TX is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Music in First Grade

My students need xylophones to go with their Dash and Dot robots in order to make music in our classroom.

  • $236 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach first grade at a Title I school which means most of our students are one free or reduced lunch and live at or below the poverty line. School is a haven for my students but not always the most important thing on their mind.

I am always looking for ways to make the school day and everything I teach more exciting.

In the words of Mary Poppins, "A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down." I think making learning fun helps to lessen the burden on my students.

My Project

My students come from low income families with limited resources. These materials will enhance my teaching and give my students experiences they could not get anywhere else.

Our classroom recently received a grant for Dash and Dot robots that we are learning to code.

The xylophones allow for the students to learn music and coding to create music in addition to coding the robot for music. These xylophones will bring in a new dimension to our lessons. We are excited to learn to code and we would like to use these xylophones to make some beautiful music in first grade.

Mrs. Spears
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wonder Workshop Xylophone for Dash Robot • Amazon Business $27.96 3 $83.88
Wonder Workshop Xylophone for Dash Robot • Amazon Business $27.96 3 $83.88

Materials cost

$167.76

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$200.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.34

Total project goal

$235.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$235.62

4 Donors

-$119.41

Donations toward project cost

-$101.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.91

match offer

-$116.21

Match offer toward project cost

-$98.78

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.43

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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