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  • $638 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Arrington
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $30 still needed

Mindful of Mozart

My students need a variety of books about Mozart, posters of Mozart, and recordings of his music to become Mindful of Mozart in the music room.

Our elementary school has 500 Roadrunner Musicians in grades K-5 who are very inquisitive about Mozart and are excited about becoming "Mindful" of him! We have 50% minority students, a poverty index of 89, and 69% of our students are on free/reduced lunch. I am the music specialist, teaching general music to all classes s, which include 31 students with emotional disabilities and 2 students with autism.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be featured as our "Composer of the Year." Our students, who do not traditionally listen to classical music, were enthusiastic about our study of Beethoven last year and have already been asking which composer we’ll study this year. We have a shortage of books and recordings which feature Mozart's life and music. Throughout the year we would like to display books and posters of Mozart on our “wheasel” (an easel on wheels) as children enter the music room, and as the recordings of his music are being played.

The books, posters, and the recordings will stimulate the students' interest in both Mozart and classical music. They are eager to find out all about his life and music. The tubs on the wheasel will contain small instruments that children can use to accompany Mozart's music, and writing/art supplies for them to use as they create their own compositions, writings, and portraits of Mozart. The music standards of Singing, Playing, Analyzing, Creating, and Studying Music History will be met through these activities. The students will be actively engaged in Mozart’s music, which has been proven by research to enhance students’ spatial & temporal reasoning (Campbell, 2000; Hetland, 2000) Research has shown that our students with emotional disabilities will also receive benefit from classical music. Stanley Hall, who received the first doctoral degree in psychology in the U.S. (Harvard, 1907) stated that “music...provides the best access to and outlet from the individual’s emotional world…an essential factor in the healthy development and training of mankind’s emotions today. “

Your donation will allow our 500 children to participate in this year-long project. As a result, our Roadrunner Musicians will develop an appreciation for, and be active with Mozart’s music in their music classes. They will become very “mindful” of Mozart with this initiative

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Yann Walcker, Charlotte Voake (Illustrator), Narrated by Manuel Veiga, Narrated by Dolores Martinez • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Famous Childhoods Series) Barrie Carson Turner • Barnes and Noble $21.82 1 $21.82
Mozart Finds a Melody Stephen Costanza • Barnes and Noble $17.05 1 $17.05
Music for Little Mozarts Flash Cards: Level 3 Christine Barden, Gayle Kowalchyk • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Musical Genius: A Story about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Barbara Allman, Janet Hamlin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Mozart: The Boy Who Changed the World with His Music (World History Biographies Series) Marcus Weeks • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
Music for Little Mozarts Lesson Book 1 Christine Barden, Gayle Kowalchyk, E. L. Lancaster • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Mozart Greta Cencetti • Barnes and Noble $17.05 1 $17.05
Musical Genius: A Story about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Barbara Allman, Janet Hamlin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $20.34 1 $20.34
Mozart (The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers Series) Peggy Woodford • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
Play, Mozart, Play! Peter Sis, Peter Sis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Magic Flute (Paperback) Retold by Anne Gatti, Peter Malone (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Music for Little Mozarts: Music Workbook 2 Christine Barden, Gayle Kowalchyk, E. L. Lancaster • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Music for Little Mozarts: Music Lessons 2 Christine Barden, Gayle Kowalchyk, E. L. Lancaster • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? Yona Zeldis McDonough, Carrie Robbins (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Mozart Peter Gay • Barnes and Noble $11.70 1 $11.70
Mozart's Magic Fantasy (CD) • Woodwind & Brasswind $16.98 1 $16.98
Mozart's Magnificent Voyage (CD) • Woodwind & Brasswind $16.98 1 $16.98
Portraits of Classical Composers (Classical Set I) • Woodwind & Brasswind $49.99 1 $49.99
Two Hundred Years of Mozart (VHS Video) • Woodwind & Brasswind $60.00 1 $60.00
Of Mice And Mozart (5-Pack Of Performers Parts) • Woodwind & Brasswind $11.99 1 $11.99
Moving With Mozart (CD) • Woodwind & Brasswind $14.95 1 $14.95
Mozart Effect (3 CD Set) • Woodwind & Brasswind $48.99 1 $48.99
Mozart Ann Rachlin, Susan Hellard (Illustrator), Tony Hart • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19

Materials cost

$430.61

Vendor shipping charges

$43.06

State sales tax

$21.53

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$523.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$114.80

Total project goal

$637.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$637.80

3 Donors

-$587.30

Donations toward project cost

-$499.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$88.10

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.48

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$29.02

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This project will reach 500 students.

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