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Mrs. Dennis from Lodi CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Musical Instruments in the Classroom

My students need a variety of musical instruments in the classroom including 12 tambourines, 24 egg shakers, and rhythm sticks.

  • $179 goal

This project expired on November 18, 2015.

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My Students

My classroom is a very busy and energetic learning space. I use music throughout the day to signal transitions from one activity to the other. One example of this is that my students know that it's time to clean up and go back to their seats when they hear the tune to the Andy Griffith Show.

My students are very animated and curious.

They ask many questions and love to investigate new things. They love to move to the music during PE in the classroom. My students go to music class one day a week. I would like to extend their exposure to music by bringing instruments into my classroom.

My Project

In my classroom, we talk a lot about growing our brains. At my school site we focus on having a growth mindset. I would like to teach my students to use music as not only a form of expression but as a way to create new pathways in the brain. We will use our instruments to add rhythm to stories that we write or listen to. We will use our instruments to learn about patterns and other mathematical concepts. My students will learn how musical instruments are used by many different cultures.

As a classroom teacher I see myself as an agent of change.

It is my duty to open up a world of opportunities and experiences for my students. My students will ultimately benefit by growing new pathways in their brains and being exposed to the art of music making. We can never know what opportunities this may lead to in the future.

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TB712 - Easy-Grip Tambourines - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
EG648 - Egg Shakers - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
JC13 - Rhythm Stick Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

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