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Ms. K. from Des Moines WA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Manipulatives in the Music Room

Help me give my students a magnetic spinner, blank puzzle pieces for an elevated experience in music using various manipulatives!

  • $256 goal

This project expired on February 21, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach K-6 general music and 5th grade band at a school south of Seattle where 89% of our students qualify for free or reduced price lunch. A majority of our students are bilingual and thrive off of bringing different cultures into our music classroom. I will strive to provide music education that everyone can access, understand, and enjoy.

I came into my classroom this summer as a first year teacher, realizing that we are lacking in many materials in order to create an equal and opportune access to music education.

My goal is to create a fun-filled, functioning and equitable classroom for my students.

I am passionate and determined about providing these kids what they deserve in order to achieve success in the music classroom.

My Project

My students love new ways to access learning music. I have used some printed manipulatives in the classroom this year and I want to take it to a whole new level using manipulatives to create rhythmic patterns, melodic patterns, and helping learn about lines and spaces on the musical staff. Manipulatives are also a fun way to incorporate some stimulus variation into my teaching and in the classroom so that we can vary activities and have fun doing them!

Legos, Apples, White Board Puzzle pieces will all be used for various notation exercises.

Squishies are for kinesthetic activities done using song in the music classroom! The Spin Board will elevate our classroom routine and give students a chance to look forward to having control of what we do in music. Overall, manipulatives will elevate our musical experience at our school!

Ms. K.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 675 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Educational Insights Jumbo Magnetic Spinner • Amazon Business $46.99 1 $46.99
Learning Resources Attribute Apples • Amazon Business $19.89 2 $39.78
Carson Dellosa Key Education Write-On/Wipe-Off: 52 Blank Puzzle Pieces Manipulative (846039) • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Classic Big Briks | Building Brick Set 100% Compatible with All Major Brands | 2 Large Block Sizes for Ages 3+ | Premium Building Bricks in Blue, Green, Red, and Yellow | 108 Pieces • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Bedwina Pull & Stretch Hi Bounce Squeeze Ball - Pack of 6 Balls Assorted Colors, Fidget Toy Stress & Anxiety Reliever for Autism, Special Needs & More • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95

Materials cost

$169.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.85

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$217.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.31

Total project goal

$255.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$255.39

2 Donors

-$255.39

Donations toward project cost

-$217.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.31

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$0.00

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