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Mr. Ham from Benton Harbor MI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Music at Home

Help me give my students individual music-making kits for home and classroom use.

  • $176 goal

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My Students

The students at my school come from low-income environments but are quick to pick-up on and use any materials we can provide them. I want to provide some materials for them to use at home to supplement the enrichment activities I'm creating for them.

Our students love to create.

The virtual start to this year makes it difficult to provide the same opportunities they would get in a setting where materials are more readily available to them without requiring monetary support from their families that may not be possible right now.

My Project

The items in this project will be the start of an individual music kit for my K-2 students. Each student will receive a bag containing a plastic egg shaker (filled with BB's and secured shut with strong duct tape), pipe cleaners as a manipulative to create music shapes, and wood sticks to "play" rhythms. My school will be using Seesaw to start our year. While Seesaw allows students to "manipulate" objects on the screen, a hands-on, physical implement will give the students a better grasp of the concept. With these instruments at home, students will be able to record themselves using the materials provided to complete musical tasks, i.e. "Listen to this song and keep the rhythm with your eggs!"

Whether we stay virtual or come back to in-person learning, these kits will belong to each student and provide them their own instruments at no cost to them.

My school did not have a music class prior to my arrival last year and one of my biggest regrets was not being able to give every student an instrument to explore during class and relying almost entirely on singing and some movement. Individual kits will go a long way to bridging this gap in and out of our classroom.

Mr. Ham
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 220 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Plastic Easter Eggs (50 per order), Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.90 5 $34.50
Amazon Brand - Solimo Gallon Food Storage Bags, 120 Count • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Perfect Stix Wooden Semi Pointed Candy Apple / Corn Dog Sticks 5.5" x 3/16" (pack of 1000) • Amazon Business $18.70 1 $18.70
Caydo 324 Pieces Pipe Cleaners 27 Colors Chenille Stems for DIY Art Creative Crafts Decorations (6 mm x 12 Inch) • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
MAT Duct Tape Sky Blue Industrial Grade, 1/2 inch x 60 yds. Waterproof, UV Resistant for Crafts, Home Improvement, Repairs, Projects • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Crosman Copperhead 4.5mm Copper Coated BBs in EZ-Pour Bottle for BB Air Pistols and BB Air Rifles (6000-Count) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49

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