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Mrs. Schwoerke from Santa Barbara CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Music Matters!

Help me give my students musical instruments so we can incorporate musical learning into our classroom!

  • $170 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am so lucky to work with a wonderfully diverse community of learners who are committed to finding ways to follow their dreams. We have many students who are English language learners, many who come from low-income families and many who come from different neighborhoods to access the specialized programs we offer at our school.

I work with exceptional students because who they are is beyond your typical expectations.

They are unique. I run the moderate to severe special education classroom, serving students with intellectual disabilities, orthopedic impairments, other health impairments and autism.

My Project

We are ready to bring more musical learning into our classroom! The items we are requesting are for musical instruments from around the world, with a focus on musical instruments that imitate the sounds of nature. We are asking for a Japanese Den Den, maracas and rain makers.

Music helps develop language and reasoning, skills that we are always working to improve with our students.

Music is engaging and fun and helps provide a more dynamic learning experience. Music builds imagination and sparks creativity. Alternatively, it can also provide breaks for students who need a calm area to relax where they can take time to deescalate.

When students make music together it improves their confidence and gives them even more opportunities to work collaboratively. Music inspires learning. Help make us a more musical classroom!

Mrs. Schwoerke
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC210 - Sounds of Nature Instrument Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
RE104 - Asian Frog Rasp • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
QR953 - Plastic Maracas - Pair • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 2 $13.98
RE107 - Japanese Den Den • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
QR848 - Jingle Clog • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99

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