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Mrs. Moore from Warr Acres OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Music and Literacy Go Together!

Help me give my students the gift of literacy through music and stories.

  • $750 goal

This project expired on June 17, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a very diverse group of kids, mostly from low-income families. 100% of our students receive free lunch. We also have many children who have recently immigrated and speak little to no English. I serve all grades, kindergarten through fifth grade.

Music is one of the very few areas of their day where everyone is on an equal playing field.

We can all dance, we can all sing, no matter the language, and we can all create together. My goal is to give these students the tools they need to navigate the world as lifelong musicians and appreciate the music of others.

My Project

Everyone loves a good story. It's no different in music class. We use stories every day to explain concepts, accompany our music-making, and just to have fun.

This project includes a list of 37 tried and true titles that will expand my students' music classroom library.

Ten of these titles are teacher resource books full of songs, chants, and games. Twenty-seven of these titles are story books with a wide range of topics including musical concepts, instrument families, Black history and jazz, and patriotic music.

By using books in the music classroom, I can improve my students' literacy, increase their creativity and imagination, and expose them to many stories from many people and places.

Mrs. Moore
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 600 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Music Teacher from the Black Lagoon • Amazon Business $24.21 1 $24.21
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone • Amazon Business $18.23 1 $18.23
Room on the Broom • Amazon Business $18.04 1 $18.04
Carnival of the Animals • Amazon Business $17.57 1 $17.57
The Book of Songs & Rhymes with Beat Motions: Let's Clap Our Hands Together (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $17.44 1 $17.44
The Nutcracker in Harlem • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
There Was a Man and He Was Mad (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Risseldy, Rosseldy (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
The Crabfish (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
The Derby Ram (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
The Frog and the Mouse (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
The Book of Canons (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $16.92 1 $16.92
The Other Day I Met a Bear (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $16.21 1 $16.21
Do Re Mi: If You Can Read Music, Thank Guido D'Arezzo • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Father Grumble (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
The Book of Song Dances (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $15.80 1 $15.80
The Tailor and the Mouse (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $15.61 1 $15.61
The Book of Song Tales for Upper Grades (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $15.51 1 $15.51
There's a Hole in the Bucket! (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $15.25 1 $15.25
The Book of Call & Response (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
The Book of Echo Songs (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
The 5 O'Clock Band • Amazon Business $14.64 1 $14.64
The Book of Playground Songs and Rhymes (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $14.52 1 $14.52
Jennie Jenkins (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
The Book of Finger Plays & Action Songs (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
My Aunt Came Back (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
The Book of Pitch Exploration: Can Your Voice Do This? (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
My Favorite Things • Amazon Business $12.72 1 $12.72
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
We're Going on a Bear Hunt • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Momma, Buy Me a China Doll (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Over in the Meadow • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane • Amazon Business $11.05 1 $11.05
The Book of Beginning Circle Games (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
One Love • Amazon Business $8.38 1 $8.38
Can You Sing "The Star-Spangled Banner"? (Cloverleaf Books: Our American Symbols) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$553.55

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$45.11

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$636.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$112.40

Total project goal

$749.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$749.36

5 Donors

-$471.73

Donations toward project cost

-$452.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

match offer

-$216.45

Match offer toward project cost

-$183.98

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.47

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$61.19

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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