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Mrs. Thomas-Lee from Marietta GA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Moving & Shaking & Great Music Making!

My students need percussion instruments to play along, create, and compose! With brightly colored scarves and ribbon sticks, we can get our bodies moving to the music!

  • $382 goal

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My Students

"Where words fail, music speaks!" I am a new music teacher at this school, looking to bring much excitement and creativity to the music classroom! My goal is to build up our supply of fun and exciting music making instruments and movement props in order to instill a love of music in these children.

These students need the opportunity to express themselves and build self-confidence through the power of music making.

Most of these students are English Language learners who are excited about music and its many possibilities! Increased instruments and movement props will produce many opportunities for creativity, improvisation, and composition in the music classroom!

My Project

The percussion instruments may be used for a variety of fun activities, including instrument play-along, improvisation, and composition activities. They are also great for adding "soundtracks" to stories! The movements props are great for exploratory movement and creative/improvisational movement to stories, pieces of music, and songs!

Since I am a new teacher there, I will spend a good bit of time building up the music classroom collection of fun and interactive props(colored scarves and ribbon sticks) and instruments for a more comprehensive and enjoyable music making experience for these children.

By having a wide variety of instruments to play and props to use while creating music, children can truly engage in the fully engaging activity of music making and experiencing all that music can bring to their souls! "Where words fail, music speaks!"

Mrs. Thomas-Lee
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 650 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bright Color Ribbon Wands • Woodwind and Brasswind $32.99 4 $131.96
Kid's Percussion Rain forest Hand Drum Set • Woodwind and Brasswind $71.99 1 $71.99
12 Colored Scarves • Woodwind and Brasswind $15.70 2 $31.40
Tone Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $30.00 1 $30.00
SE753 Sand Blocks with Large Knobs • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.39 1 $6.39

Materials cost

$271.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$18.75

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$324.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.28

Total project goal

$381.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$381.85

5 Donors

-$293.50

Donations toward project cost

-$258.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.48

Matching donations from our partners

-$78.30

Match offers toward project cost

-$66.56

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.74

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.05

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$0.00

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