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Mrs. Bell from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Nursery Rhymes Are a Good Time!

Help me give my students nursery rhyme books to sing and perform in music class!

  • $195 goal

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My Students

My students are a very diverse group of children with one thing in common; they all attend an urban, public Montessori school. Eighty-one percent of the students qualify for free lunch and 88% of the students are a racial minority.

We follow the teachings of Maria Montessori to meet the needs of the whole child - physically, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually through following and allowing the child to guide his or her learning.

I am fortunate to be in a school that sees music as an integral part of the child's development and encourages musical growth and expression.

My Project

At the end of every preschool and kindergarten music class I sing a book to the students. My students LOVE this as part of our class routine and look forward to it every class. I love how the books introduce my students to new musicians and styles of music, as well as letting them hear the "classic" poems and songs that have been around for generations. Some of these "classics" are even new to my students!

I know that my students will love these new books as part of our class routine!

Help me keep the nursery rhymes we grew up with alive by through these books!

Mrs. Bell
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 365 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Old MacDonald Had a . . . Zoo? (Iza Trapani's Extended Nursery Rhymes) • Amazon Business $13.94 1 $13.94
The Bear Went Over the Mountain • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
Old King Cole (Iza Trapani's Extended Nursery Rhymes) • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone? (Iza Trapani's Extended Nursery Rhymes) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I'm a Little Teapot (Iza Trapani's Extended Nursery Rhymes) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Jingle Bells • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Baa Baa Black Sheep (Iza Trapani's Extended Nursery Rhymes) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Froggie Went A-Courtin' (Iza Trapani's Extended Nursery Rhymes) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
How Much Is That Doggie in the Window? (Iza Trapani's Extended Nursery Rhymes) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Itsy Bitsy Spider (Iza Trapani's Extended Nursery Rhymes) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Mary Had a Little Lamb (Iza Trapani's Extended Nursery Rhymes) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (Iza Trapani's Extended Nursery Rhymes) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Row Row Row Your Boat (Iza Trapani's Extended Nursery Rhymes) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Little Miss Muffet • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
It's Raining, It's Pouring (Iza Trapani's Extended Nursery Rhymes) • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36

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