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  • $714 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Beekman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

Musical Stories Make Music More Fun!

My students need 60 musical stories to explore songs, various musical concepts and historical music makers.

My Students

We need to read! The best way for kids to learn to read and write well is to read lots of great books, and there happen to be a ton of great musical books out there.

Our students are kind, hardworking kids from the community around our school.

Most receive free or reduced lunches because they come from low-income families. Most also love coming to school each week to the tough-but-tender staff at our school. The teachers and administrators push the students hard, but are always there with hugs and kind words to keep them going.

My Project

Some of my students' favorite activities involve stories. Stories about music and musicians help them learn new information. Stories based on songs provide great visuals for younger students and visual learners of all ages. Other kinds of stories give us a great jumping off point to add music and sound effects to create something brand new!

Creating a music library will benefit our students for years and years to come.

Whether we are reading together as a class or visiting the music library station, students will enjoy music and reading with this great book collection!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Opening Night With the Woodwind Family! • AKJ Books $17.99 1 $17.99
The Magic Flute Adapted by Kyra Teis, Kyra Teis (Illustrator • AKJ Books $16.16 1 $16.16
Knick-Knack Paddywhack!: A Moving Parts Book Paul O. Zelinsk • AKJ Books $15.32 1 $15.32
The Derby Ram Adapted by John M. Feierabend, Jackie Roche • AKJ Books $15.26 1 $15.26
There Was a Man and He Was Mad Adapted by John M. Feierabend • AKJ Books $15.26 1 $15.26
Father Grumble John M. Feierabend, Erik Plude (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $15.26 1 $15.26
My Aunt Came Back Adapted by John M. Feierabend, Melanie Cha • AKJ Books $15.26 1 $15.26
John Coltrane''s Giant Steps Chris Raschka, John Coltrane, Ch • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
God Bless the Child Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr. Herzo • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
Can You Hear It? William Lach • AKJ Books $13.83 1 $13.83
Ben''s Trumpet Rachel Isadora, Rachel Isadora (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
My Favorite Things Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Re • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Little Boy with a Big Horn • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Grateful • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
My Family Plays Music • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Waking Up Is Hard to Do Performed by Neil Sedaka, Daniel Miy • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Do Re Mi: If You Can Read Music, Thank Guido D''Arezzo Susan • AKJ Books $12.41 1 $12.41
Violet''s Music • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Song of Middle C • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Shell Be Coming Round the Mountain Jonathan Emmett, Deborah • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
The Deaf Musicians • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Cool Daddy Rat Kristyn Crow, Mike Lester (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Crash Bang Donkey! • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Jazzmatazz! • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
This Jazz Man Karen Ehrhardt, R.G. Roth (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $11.68 1 $11.68
Punk Farm on Tour • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Hey, Little Ant • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Down by the Station Jennifer Riggs Vetter, Frank Remkiewicz • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Punk Farm • AKJ Books $11.64 1 $11.64
Arthur, It''s Only Rock ''n'' Roll • AKJ Books $11.64 1 $11.64
Lost Music • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
One Shoe Blues Sandra Boynton, B.B. King • AKJ Books $9.86 1 $9.86
A Gift of Music • AKJ Books $9.45 1 $9.45
Six Little Ducks • AKJ Books $7.99 1 $7.99
Hush Little Baby Sylvia Long • AKJ Books $6.26 1 $6.26
Horace and Morris Join the Chorus (but What about Dolores?) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Mole Music • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Bat Boy His Violin • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Max Found Two Sticks • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Wood-Hoopoe Willie • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Hip Cat Jonathan London, Woodleigh Hubbard (Illustrator), Wo • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
The Best Mariachi in the World J. D. Smith • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Meet the Orchestra Ann Hayes, Karmen Thompson (Illustrator), • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Charlie Parker Played Be Bop Christopher Raschka, Raschka • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
I Wonder Why Mice Are Musical • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Ah, Music! • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Miss Mary Mack Mary Ann Hoberman, Nadine Bernard Westcott (I • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Mama Dont Allow Thacher Hurd, Thacher Hurd (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Bear Went over the Mountain Rosemary Wells, Rosemary Wells ( • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Today Is Monday • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Geraldine, The Music Mouse Leo Lionni • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Five Little Ducks (BB) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Hector and the Cello • AKJ Books $4.75 1 $4.75
Old MacDonald Had a Farm Salina Yoon • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Froggy Plays in the Band Jonathan London, Frank Remkiewicz ( • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Ants Go Marching-Books with Holes • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Roll Over! A Counting Song (Board Book) • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Just a Little Music • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Sid and Sam (My First I Can Read Book Series) Nola Buck, G. • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Row, Row, Row Your Boat • AKJ Books $2.88 1 $2.88

Materials cost

$567.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$606.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$107.00

Total project goal

$713.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$713.34

9 Donors

-$484.52

Donations toward project cost

-$419.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.18

match offer

-$220.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$187.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 400 students.

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