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Mrs. Bell from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pathways to Music Success!

Help me give my students music curriculum books that will put them on the path to success!

  • $223 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a very diverse group of children with one thing in common: they all attend an urban, public Montessori school. Sixty percent of the students qualify for free lunch and eighty percent of the students are racial minorities.

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

I am requesting two curriculum books to enhance the Orff approach I use in my music classroom. One will be geared towards the general music experience and the other focuses specifically on ukulele.

Sometimes we just need help getting to our next great idea!

These books will provide a firm foundation for when my classroom needs that spark to ignite our next experience. The books are referred to as "pathways" because they provide a guided tour of the music learning process. My students also love ukuleles and I am always looking for ways to keep it fresh- especially since I have multi-age level classrooms and need to be able to differentiate learning.

Thank you so much for checking out this project! I really appreciate it!

Mrs. Bell
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Purposeful Pathways 1 • Music Is Elementary $79.95 1 $79.95
Elemental ‘Ukulele: Pathways & Possibilities • Music Is Elementary $59.95 1 $59.95

Materials cost

$139.90

Vendor shipping charges

$16.79

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$188.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.32

Total project goal

$222.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$222.11

1 Donor

-$94.40

Donations toward project cost

-$94.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$111.05

Match offer toward project cost

-$94.39

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.66

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$16.66

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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