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Ms. Csizmesia from Fall River MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Musical Books at a Distance

Help me give my students musical picture books for zoom meetings and recorded videos.

  • $200 goal

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My Students

Many of my urban students are not able to connect during this time of remote learning. They do not have access to computers or internet. Most of them are too young (or the families do not have the funds) for cell phones.

While I only see my students once a week, they've been my kiddos since the beginning of their school career.

We were unable to get any closure as we typically would at the end of a school year.

My Project

There's something so comforting when someone reads you a story. I would like to present a musical picture book through Zoom meetings and recorded video messages each week for my students. Each story will connect to musical content and social-emotional skills. Some stories I will sing for my students such as "My Aunt Came Back" and "There's a Hole in the Bucket." Other stories such as "Roller Coaster" and the "Kid's Airplane Book" will help students explore vocal expression and contour while connecting to our district wide music bingo assignment. I connect with the art teacher with Zoom meetings twice a week and see roughly 60 students. We'd like to use "The Noisy Paint Box" for a collaborative lesson.

I miss my students so much and want to show them that I am thinking of them.

They've always loved hearing stories and unfortunately I cannot access my classroom library. Thanks for your support! Stay safe and healthy.

Ms. Csizmesia
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Let's Dance $17.99 1 $17.99
There's a Hole in the Bucket! (First Steps in Music series) $16.89 1 $16.89
Sharon, Lois and Bram's Skinnamarink $14.19 1 $14.19
The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art $13.69 1 $13.69
The Other Day I Met a Bear (First Steps in Music series) $12.99 1 $12.99
My Aunt Came Back (First Steps in Music series) $12.87 1 $12.87
Make Music!: A Kid’s Guide to Creating Rhythm, Playing with Sound, and Conducting and Composing Music $10.53 1 $10.53
We're Going on a Bear Hunt $10.49 1 $10.49
Kids' Paper Airplane Book (Paper Airplanes) $10.29 1 $10.29
The Book with No Pictures $9.39 1 $9.39
Roller Coaster $7.99 1 $7.99

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