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

Music! Music! Music!

My students need the lummi sticks and egg shakers to play along to the beat of songs played during "brain breaks" in the classroom.

  • $271 goal

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My Students

It is the beginning of a new school year. This will be my 28th year teaching first grade. Although I have a list of names, I have yet to meet this year's class. A lot of team building happens in the beginning. Music is a great way to foster camaraderie, because who doesn't love music on some level?

First graders love everything, and that is what I love most about teaching first grade.

Different faces come to me every year, but they all have one thing in common-the eagerness to learn.

My Project

Efficient use of time is critical in today's classroom. I'm designing "brain breaks" to incorporate music, singing, instruments, rhythm, movement, reinforcement of academic concepts and FUN. Don't forget the fun!

The egg shakers and Lummi sticks I am requesting will allow the students to to have a richer musical experience during these "brain breaks." After watching the documentary Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory, I feel compelled to expose our young minds to lots of music, music, music.

I have taught for a long time and have never asked for this kind of support. I've always just paid for everything myself, so thank you for considering this project!

Mrs. Wood
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rhythm Tech RT 2110 Eggz Shakers - Black, 24-pack • Amazon Business $40.99 2 $81.98
West Music 10 Inch Lummi Sticks, 12 Pairs • Amazon Business $31.54 2 $63.08
Rhythm Band Large Rhythm Scarves Multi-Color(Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $9.49 3 $28.47
Latin Percussion LPR004-BL RhythMix Egg Shakers - Blueberry • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00

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