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Mrs. Maktari from Dearborn MI is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Music Plus Movement Equals Brain Development

My students need a player rhythm band set, scarves, shakers, ribbons, rhythm sticks, and bells.

  • $537 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every morning sixteen beautiful, smiling faces walk into the classroom eager to learn. They are risk takers and the risk factors that have placed them in our Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) mean absolutely nothing to them. They are all second language learners that come from low income families.

I want to give them the best preschool experience that will set them up for success in all their future school years!

The whole child needs to be nurtured. Music and movement plays a huge roll in the brain development of preschoolers!

My Project

The 15 player rhythm set, cymbals, egg shakers, and rhythm sticks will help children create music and rhythm which activates different parts of the students' brains. Just like music, movement and rhythm exercises stimulate the brain, which reinforces language concepts as well.

Listening to music and playing music games, will help children use the various parts of their brains simultaneously.

Music and movement activities that include cross lateral movement are especially important to brain development. The wrist and ankle bells, as well as the hand bells, wrist ribbons, and scarves will encourage cross lateral movements which is important in strengthening brain connections.

Mrs. Maktari
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC1415 - 15-Player Rhythm Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 1 $89.99
WA204 - Wrist & Ankle Bells - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 2 $79.98
LC1189 - True Tone Hand Bells • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
DD127 - Lakeshore Wrist Ribbons - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98
EG648 - Egg Shakers - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
JC13 - Rhythm Stick Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
QR784 - Finger Cymbals - Two Pairs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 2 $25.98
TT681 - Activity Scarves • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
WC843 - Musical Scarves Activity CD • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
QR767 - Rhythm Sticks - Pair • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 4 $15.96

Materials cost

$419.83

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$456.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.49

Total project goal

$536.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$536.62

8 Donors

-$266.36

Donations toward project cost

-$229.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.65

match offer

-$266.37

Match offer toward project cost

-$226.41

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.96

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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