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Ms. Trochez MacLean from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Playing Ukuleles Using Every Trick In The Book

Help me give my students a variety of songbooks to support their love of learning how to play the ukulele along with shelves and a chart to organize and manage these new additions to our library.

  • $267 goal

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My Students

I teach at a Title I performance improvement school with the majority of our students participating in the free lunch program. For many of my students, school is where they have access to books, supplies, and other resources that support their academic achievements. Many of my students come from homes where their parents are working hard to make ends meet and want their students to be successful in school. My second graders are inquisitive and they love to learn; they inspire my teaching every day!

Fostering a love of music and learning how to play an instrument is a gift I give my students because they love it, and I know that it grows their brains!

My Project

My students love learning how to play the ukulele, and I am constantly looking for songs that they want to play and have just the right amount of challenge.

What motivates my students to play ukulele is learning how to play songs they are familiar with and love; a collection of songbooks that have songs for my beginners as well as students in my after school ukulele club will be ideal in helping my students grow their musical abilities.

The songbooks listed in this project will offer a variety of songs that my students want to learn while accommodating the different levels of playing ability my students have. Not only will the books be used to find songs my students can learn how to play, but they will be available for my older students to check out for use at home. The chart holder will be used to help manage books lent to my students, while the magnetic display shelves will be used to highlight some of the songbooks to pique my students' interests. The transition CD will be used in class to help my students transition into music and cleaning up after we are done.

Would you please help make this project happen for my students? Thank you.

Ms. Trochez MacLean
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF576 - Leveled Library Checkout Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP476 - Magnetic Display Shelves • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
CD356 - Get on Board the Transition Train CD • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Alfred's Kid's Ukulele Course Christmas Songbook 1 & 2: 15 Fun Arrangements That Make Learning Even Easier!, Book & CD • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Disney Hits for Ukulele: 23 Songs to Strum & Sing • Amazon Business $11.62 1 $11.62
Disney - Super Easy Songbook • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
Disney Songs For Ukulele • Amazon Business $10.37 1 $10.37
The Big Book of Children's Songs for Ukulele • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
First 50 Songs You Should Play on Ukulele • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
Easy Ukulele Songs For Kids: 40 Fun & Easy Ukulele Songs for Beginners with Simple Chords & Ukulele Tabs • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
The Ukulele Songbook: Children’s Songs, Lullabies & Nursery Rhymes • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95

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