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Ms. Kellenberger from Jasper MO is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

My Students Need Music Opportunities

My students need hand bells and a hand bells learning DVD so they can make beautiful music.

  • $244 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am the K-2 Title I reading teacher in a low income southwest Missouri school district. I work with approximately 30 students, either individually or in small groups.

I love working with the youngest struggling readers who usually still have the "love of learning".

Their potential for learning can only go up if I can help them see the relevance of how learning to read is a vital life-long skill.

I do a variety of reading assessments to help guide my instruction and also collaborate with the classroom teachers. I strive to use many multi-sensory strategies to address my students' many learning needs.

My Project

Children love and need music. I am planning to teach two different prekindergarten "special" classes this summer and my principal said to do something fun. I will have them for 50 minutes/ 4 times a week for a month. I know that children love to sing and use instruments. Since I am not a music teacher I thought I would use hand bells and get a Rhythm Band Bells Alive Music Learning DVD so we could follow along and play. I had my second graders this year use xylophones for a program and I enjoyed teaching them some simple songs. The second graders would love using this hand bells, too. I hope we can use them at the end of the year for a final project.

These colorful 8-Note Hand bell Sets would give all of my students opportunity to explore music and also would help enhance their listening and following directions abilities.

When teaching children to read they need to be able to hear and distinguish different sounds. Hopefully these hand bells will increase their attention span to help them focus in other academic learning.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
8-Note Handbell Set • Woodwind and Brasswind $42.10 3 $126.30
Time for Bells - Handbell Lesson Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.94 1 $29.94
Rhythm Band Bells Alive Music Learning DVD Vol 1 • Amazon Business $18.17 1 $18.17

Materials cost

$174.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$207.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.53

Total project goal

$243.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$243.56

4 Donors

-$118.08

Donations toward project cost

-$106.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.41

match offer

-$118.07

Match offer toward project cost

-$100.36

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.71

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.41

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$0.00

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