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Ms. Orrell from Charlotte NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

My Little Musicians Need Books About Music!

My students need books about music to be added to my class library.

  • $317 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach elementary general music to 521 students in a middle to lower middle-class neighborhood. My school is not a Title I school, but we are at about 45% free and reduced lunch.

The students are bright and have lots of energy and a love of learning I am always trying to find ways for my students to have fun while learning the different elements of music while performing.

I am always trying to find ways to incorporate literacy into my music lessons; especially with my littles ones. They love being read to and I just don’t have enough books about music in my class library for Kindergarten through Second Grade.

My Project

These books will provide grade level appropriate reading about composers and stories about music. My music class library consists of books for upper elementary students, and the books for this project are targeted for lower elementary students.

The Kindergarten, First and Second graders love it when I read to them.

They gather on the carpet and are totally engaged in the story. If I’m reading about a composer I post pictures and play the composer’s music so they can make the connections. If it is a story about music, we talk about the main idea, place, and main character of the story.

Ms. Orrell
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Lin-Manuel Miranda (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf: With a Fully-Orchestrated and Narrated CD • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Beethoven for Kids: His Life and Music with 21 Activities (For Kids series) • Amazon Business $13.54 1 $13.54
Music Class Today! • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp!: A Sonic Adventure • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
The Extraordinary Music of Mr. Ives: The True Story of a Famous American Composer • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
Mozart: The Wonder Child: A Puppet Play in Three Acts • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
We All Sing with the Same Voice • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
My First Classical Music Book: Book & CD (Naxos My First... Series) • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
A Soup Opera • Amazon Business $10.17 1 $10.17
My Musical Instrument Alphabet (Wondrous Watercolors) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Singing in the Rain • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
We Are Music • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Music Is . . . • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Charlie Parker Played Be Bop • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Who Was Bob Marley? • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54

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