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Mrs. Madrigal-Medel from Pomona CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Music Time! Instruments Not Necessary With Boomwackers!

Help me give my students a chance to read and play music. My students rarely have the opportunity to play music. We have Music classes at our school but space is limited and parents cannot afford the rentals.

  • $221 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I work with 5th-grade students as well as all grade levels during Saturday School and Summer School. Most of our students are receiving free and reduced lunches. Their parents cannot afford to take them on outings and sometimes barely have time to spend with them because they may have 2 jobs.

My students are very kind and sweet and compassionate.

They are willing to help each other and do not need anyone to ask them, they will just do it. They are strong people. Many of them have been through divorces, the death of a parent, and they still come eager to learn. This group has the best attendance. They try their best daily. They enjoy activities and projects and most of all enjoy working with each other.

This year I have a little boy in a wheelchair. My student treat him the same as any other student. The amount of compassion and careing warms my heart. To my students he is just a kid like them. They are more compassionate than some adults I know. They clap for each other in class and encouarage one another. I love them the most when I see them do this.

My Project

BOOMWACKERS will give all my 5th graders the chance to learn to play and read music. Boomwackers involve movement which all students need. My students diagnosed with ADHD or AD will benefit greatly with the chance to move in class. I also teach Saturday school and we use the opportunity to teach standards that we may not have the time to cover as completely as we would like. Boomwackers will give students the opportunity to learn music, stimulate a different part of their brain, make school fun, and give them a well-rounded education.

The donation of this project will help our school be a happier environment where children look forward to attending school and learning about music.

I already have a plan on when and how I will use your donation. I will also use the Boomwackers in my Saturday School Recovery with other grade levels and hopefully inspire more teachers to obtain these fantastic devices!

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

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Boomwhackers Activity Kit • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.66 4 $142.64

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