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Ms. Fonseca from Los Angeles CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Musicians in the Making!

Help me give my students instruments (i.e. ukuleles, recorders, etc.) to enjoy music making!

  • $355 goal

This project expired on April 30, 2019.

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My Students

My students are enrolled in a 50/50 model of a Spanish dual immersion program, where 50% of the instruction is delivered in Spanish and 50% in English. I focus on math and science, delivering the curriculum in both languages. My partner teacher does language arts and social studies and we both incorporate art and play in our lessons. We work with two sets of students—first and second graders—totaling 44 students.

Approximately 85% of our students qualify for the free or reduced-price lunch program and 56% are English language learners, designating this population as low socioeconomic level and our school as a Title I school.

Despite low resources, my students, all of them, have and demonstrate a great potential in learning with inquisitive questions and ideas.

My Project

The majority of my students express a fervent passion for music such as singing, dancing, and tapping to the beat of their latest song interest, instruments would a great avenue to learn concepts. This student-led approach is difficult however, since my students lack the resources of a music teacher and instruments.

By providing instruments (ukuleles, recorders, etc.), my second graders will experience the joy of creating and expressing themselves through music while learning about energy.

The cognitive benefits of music are increasingly recognized to improve memory skills, persistence, and creativity to name a few. This will promote creativity and position my students as successful musicians.

My second grade scientists need to know that “sound is made by vibrating objects and can be described by its pitch and volume”. Energy is an abstract concept for 7 and 8 year olds to understand. Nonetheless, energy is also kinesthetic and can be better understood in musical creation and exploration.

Ms. Fonseca
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 46 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Soprano Ukulele Beginner Pack-21 Inch w/Rainbow String Gig Bag Fast Learn Songbook Digital Tuner All in One Kit • Amazon Business $39.89 3 $119.67
Set of 3 Music 1. Clarinet 2. Saxophone 3. Trumpet, Combo with over 10 Color Coded Teaching Songs Made in Italy. • Amazon Business $35.99 2 $71.98
Yamaha YRS-23Y Soprano Recorder, Natural • Amazon Business $7.49 5 $37.45
Remo SP-0207-TL Spring Drum Thunder Tube - Stormy Graphic, 2.32" • Amazon Business $8.19 2 $16.38

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