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Ms. Josephson from Verona WI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Music Literacy Practice Tools

My students need dry erase whiteboards for interactive music literacy practice.

  • $169 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a classroom where we are excited about what we do.

We are expressive, critical thinkers.

We take risks, we learn from our mistakes, and we celebrate our successes.

I teach orchestra to approximately 140 students in grades 6-8. We are learners and musicians. We are excited about what we do, and we use music to explore history, science, literacy, and other arts. My students are racially and socioeconomically diverse. But they all have one thing in common. They are aspiring musicians.

My Project

In my orchestra classroom, we practice Comprehensive Musicianship. This means that students do not simply learn how to "play a bunch of songs." My students learn music theory, music history, and make connections between their world and the music that they are playing.

I would like to provide more opportunities for large-group interactive activities in the orchestra classroom.

These whiteboards will allow students to practice music vocabulary, note-reading, and literacy. They will allow for my students to interact with one another while learning. In essence, these whiteboards will allow students to connect with each other and with the music in my classroom more easily. Furthermore, they will give me easy and fast insight into my students' understanding--what a gift!

I am constantly looking to improve my teaching practice, and with that, looking for tools that will enhance my students' experience in the classroom. I truly believe that these simple whiteboards will be transformative for students in the orchestra room.

Ms. Josephson
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 140 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Erasable Lap Boards (10-Pack) • Woodwind and Brasswind $24.99 4 $99.96
DRY ERASE MUSIC STAFF GO WRITE 17 IN X 4 FT • School Specialty $10.78 1 $10.78

Materials cost

$110.74

Vendor shipping charges

$1.08

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$143.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.32

Total project goal

$168.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$168.80

3 Donors

-$106.07

Donations toward project cost

-$98.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.66

match offer

-$53.03

Match offer toward project cost

-$45.08

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.71

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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