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Mr. Reid from Gilcrest CO is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Physical Education and Music in a Social Distancing World

Help me give my students drum fitness kits, so they can maintain proper social distance.

  • $1,416 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

GES is a small rural town in Northern Colorado. Most people don't give this town a second look as they drive by, but it has a diverse and close-nit community.

GES students love to move and try new things.

When you watch them play it reminds me of a classic 50's era movie. The level of satisfaction they have for the simpler things in life is so refreshing and something that you don't often see at other schools. They are imaginative, creative, and very eager to learn.

My Project

It is unknown what our school year might look like next fall. As a physical educator, I am worried about how I am going to effectively teach my students with the possible restrictions that states and districts are considering for the 2020/21 school year. Limited class sizes, no sharing equipment/supplies, desks that are 6 feet apart, etc.

As an educator, these are the times when we need to dig in deep and adapt and overcome.

I want to give my kids a quality lesson where they are moving their bodies in a number of ways. If these restrictions do go into effect, I want to be prepared, and that is why I have chosen to introduce my students to world of Drum Fitness.

Drum Fitness addresses students' physical, social/emotional, and intellectual needs, making fitness easy to teach and a blast to learn! Drum Fitness covers so many national and state standards for Physical Education and Music. Drum Fitness is cross-curricular, fully inclusive and allows students to be moving and learning while maintaining an appropriate distance from their classmates.

School could look very different in the fall, but even when life goes back to normal Drum Fitness will be an activity that all K-5 elementary students will benefit from for years to come.

Mr. Reid
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DRUM - N - STORE BUCKET ACTIVITY KIT -SET OF 6 • School Specialty $198.97 5 $994.85

Materials cost

$994.85

Vendor shipping charges

$99.48

State sales tax

$63.67

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,202.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$212.28

Total project goal

$1,415.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,415.20

15 Donors

-$927.32

Donations toward project cost

-$827.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$100.10

match offer

-$442.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$375.70

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.30

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$45.88

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$0.00

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