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Ms. Crissie from Aurora CO is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Music!

Help me give my students music instruments to encourage a well-rounded education. Our school currently does not have a music program, however I am very passionate about performing arts education, and would like to develop a program.

  • $787 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I'm excited to create more opportunities for my amazing students!

My class has 18 wonderful 3rd graders from a variety of culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds.

Our school focuses on being hands-on and offering expeditions outside the classroom for the students to engage in. My students are kind, compassionate, and are always looking out for each other. In all the years that I have been teaching, I have never had a class that is so connected and close with each other. They hold a very special place in my heart.

My Project

I plan to use the music instruments to help guide daily class instruction. The addition of instruments during read-aloud, social studies and for general music education will help students connect with each other. Children are incredibly social, and this will allow students to positively interact and learn from each other. Music education will drive creativity, help students cope and work through their emotions, and create meaningful connections to their daily academics. Music will also help develop listening skills, the ability to follow patterns, and encourage literacy skills through story-telling. Please support the music program I am developing in our community.

Ms. Crissie
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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48 donors48 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
INSTRUMENT BAMBOOM KIT 25 PLAYER WITH BOOK AND CONTAINER - SET OF 25 • School Specialty $236.64 2 $473.28
Percussion Instruments Wooden Frog 3 Piece Set of 4 Inch Brow Frog, 3 Inch Black Frog, 2 Inch Natural Wood Frog, Products From Thailand,wooden frog musical instrument. • Amazon Business $12.98 4 $51.92
10" Chilean Cactus Rainstick Musical Instrument with yarn wrap and sealant - Authentic Rain Stick Shaker from Africa Heartwood Project (TM) • Amazon Business $11.50 2 $23.00

Materials cost

$548.20

Vendor shipping charges

$47.33

State sales tax

$35.08

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$668.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$118.03

Total project goal

$786.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$786.86

45 Donors

-$632.00

Donations toward project cost

-$620.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.70

match offer

-$57.09

Match offer toward project cost

-$48.53

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.56

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$97.76

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$0.00

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