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Mrs. Forseth from Burlington WI is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Music Calms the Savage Beast

My students need to experience things and learn in different ways with rhythm instruments.

  • $458 goal

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My Students

My students are what keep me in this profession. They are ALL special because they are MY students and each one is an individual. I do my best to give them the love and comfort they need so much while they are with me at school. In my class we have different cultures, various ethnic backgrounds and diverse economic levels. We learn from each other in our busy room. We have recently become a Title 1 school. The students in our school range from 4K to 4th grade (I only teach 4K) and we have a program where older students work with younger students all year long.

The kids in my class are so excited to be here at school!

With our activities, they don't know they are learning. They are usually smiling and having fun while exploring the different projects and materials. I love to watch their faces as they complete something they have been working on that is exciting for them.

My Project

My project is to supply many different instruments for the students to explore and learn using their whole body as well at their senses. Small children love to sing, move, and make noise. They are having fun learning, but don't know they ARE learning!

In the world of 4k, music is such a wonderful way to make associations with the academic and sensory world.

Musical instruments and scarves enhance all of their senses. They use movement by playing the instrument or moving to a song (grow like a flower, or fast/slow like an animal), auditory by listening and discerning the different sounds as well as singing and when you add academics into the song...learning takes place quite easily and simply.

Mrs. Forseth
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 36 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sound Shapes Pack 1 (9"-Diameter Shapes) • Woodwind and Brasswind $73.99 1 $73.99
LPA121 Aspire 6" Triangle • Woodwind and Brasswind $19.99 2 $39.98
Cabasa • Woodwind and Brasswind $19.99 2 $39.98
12 Colored Scarves • Woodwind and Brasswind $18.48 2 $36.96
Kids Wood Block with Mallet • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 3 $26.97
Endangered Animal Shaker Set • Woodwind and Brasswind $25.00 1 $25.00
3-Row Energy Chime with Beater • Woodwind and Brasswind $24.99 1 $24.99
Kids Twirly Whirly Action Rainmaker • Woodwind and Brasswind $19.99 1 $19.99
Kids Set of 4 Finger Cymbals • Woodwind and Brasswind $15.00 1 $15.00
Sand Blocks • Woodwind and Brasswind $4.99 3 $14.97
Rhythm Sticks - 1 Smooth, 1 Ringed • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.99 2 $13.98
Kids Rainmaker • Woodwind and Brasswind $13.00 1 $13.00
Guiro Tone Block • Woodwind and Brasswind $4.39 2 $8.78

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