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Ms. Malone from Atlanta GA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Operation Drumming for More Focus

Help me give my students Djembe drums to have specifically in their resource classrooms to help add more focus to their daily instruction!

  • $590 goal

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My Students

Our students are fun, loving and very unique. I'm a special education teacher. Majority of my students have been diagnosed with some type of learning disability or health issue that impedes their ability to learn in a traditional educational setting. We incorporate a variety of learning strategies, group work, and alternative seating and learning options to ensure that each student's needs are met, right where they are!

Located in an inner-city in Georgia, with a population of five hundred students, my school is a Title I school where all of the students qualify for free lunch.

The kids love coming to school everyday where they are given an opportunity to grow at their own individual pace.

My Project

Integrating drumming into our special education classroom for students with ADHD and other cognitive disorders will be a beneficial way for us to connect with our students on a level that will help improve communication, collaboration and increase cognition and attention within the classroom. With the various delays and struggles that our kids face in school with staying focused and on task, these drums will help us communicate with them in a new way and help them celebrate each other.

The Djembe drums for them can make a huge difference in the learning and the social experiences they will experience.

By incorporating the drums into our daily instruction it will help make the different transitions from activity to activity run smoother as well as give the students a sense of responsibility. They will be able to focus their energy on the lesson to know when they will be able to use the drum.

Thank you for your support!

Ms. Malone
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rope Tuned Djembe with Synthetic Shell and Goat Skin Head • Woodwind and Brasswind $119.95 2 $239.90
Red Black Djembe • Woodwind and Brasswind $64.99 3 $194.97

Materials cost

$434.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.01

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$501.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.48

Total project goal

$589.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$589.88

11 Donors

-$485.32

Donations toward project cost

-$415.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.67

match offer

-$100.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.13

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.68

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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