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Mrs. Antilla from Arleta CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Music in the Air

Help me give my students a class set of musical recorders and hooks to hang their backpacks.

  • $326 goal

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My Students

My third graders are energetic learners. They come to school ready to learn with inquisitive minds that are like sponges. My students are eager to learn.

I teach at a large urban elementary Title I school, in which one hundred percent of the students are eligible for a free breakfast and lunch.

Many of my students come from two-parent homes in which both parents work sometimes two jobs trying to make ends meet. Some of my students come from single-parent homes. This year, half of my students speak a different language at home, and thus are second language learners. I just want to provide the best educational experiences possible for all my students.

My Project

It has been proven that learning music helps students improve in math. I would love to be able provide the opportunity for my students to do so by giving each on their own recorder. I would be able to teach them basic fingering to be able to play simple songs.

With the musical recorders that I am requesting my students would have the joy of learning to play an instrument which helps to improve in math--a win win situation.

The students will love having their own recorders and will be able to play songs for themselves as well as for others. This will be the first instrument for most of my students. Hopefully it will inspire some to continue with music.

Also I am requesting hooks to allow students to hang their backpacks up and not be hanging from their chairs which become a mobility problem when students move around.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
YRS-24B Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering • Woodwind and Brasswind $5.99 24 $143.76
YUMORE Over The Door Hook, Stainless Steel Heavy Duty Door Hanger for Coats Robes Hats Clothes Towels, Hanging Towel Rack Organizer, Easy Install Space Saving Bathroom Hooks • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
LINKO Over The Door Hook Hanger, Wall Mounted Coat Rack Dual Use, Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Organizer 5-Tri Hooks for Coat Bags Hats Towels Easy to Install (Silver) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99

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