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Ms. Szymcik from Worcester MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Music Has Seven Letters But Writing Has 26 Notes

Help me give my students dry erase boards and markers so they can share ideas, write down their thoughts and do short creative projects together.

  • $167 goal

This project expired on April 21, 2019.

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My Students

When I first started teaching in this district, I discovered that children didn't have the excitement I hoped they would have for music. The district is very low income and there is no budget for me to buy any materials for the class. I introduced our students to the Music-K-8 magazine series and they fell in love with the silly catchy songs, that also brought incredible teachable moments to our classroom.

Our students have learned so much and now need ways to write their musical thoughts and ideas.

Our students love music and I would love to expand their fluency by giving them access to resources to be able to use their growing knowledge.

My Project

Having white boards in our classroom is going to allow students to share their thoughts and ideas with other students and also with the teacher. Students will be able to do paperless assignments, and check ins for assessment. Students will be able to practice writing notes, and short musical examples, vocabulary words and illustrate small ideas.

Having white boards in our classroom will allow students to meet multiple standards at once including cross-curricular standards.

Not only will the teacher be able to use them to assess understanding; but students will be able to use them to continue learning about and manipulating musical ideas more concretely.

Ms. Szymcik
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 250 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chenille Kraft Dry Erase Student Boards, Plain White, 9" x 12", 10/St • Staples Advantage $27.49 3 $82.47
KleenSlate Dry Erase Marker w/Eraser, Pen Style, Black, 36/Pk • Staples Advantage $27.59 1 $27.59

Materials cost

$110.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$141.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.01

Total project goal

$166.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$166.72

2 Donors

-$83.36

Donations toward project cost

-$70.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.50

match offer

-$83.35

Match offer toward project cost

-$70.85

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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