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Mrs. B. from Fort Worth TX is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Put Down the Duckie If You Wanna Play the Saxophone

Help me give my students one jSax which will help them learn how to play a single-reed instrument.

  • $173 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

No, my students were not born when the classic and catchy tune "Put Down the Duckie" was first heard on Sesame Street.

However, I do teach students who would love to play the saxophone like Hoots the Owl!

Matter of fact, I would love to play like Hoots!

Inquisitive, talented, extraordinaire, funny, and creative; these are just a few of the adjectives that describe my music students. This year my students are SO excited to play recorders which were funded by DonorsChoose.org! My students are currently using the Recorder Karate Program, and working on how to produce a pleasing tone and use correct recorder fingerings! Providing my students with opportunities that engage, promote complex problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills, and creativity is a priority.

My Project

My project involves the implementation of SLO (Student Learning Objectives). This year I have chosen to assess students' ability to read the lines and spaces of the treble clef using a recorder or Nuvo instrument. We will focus on playing with accurate intonation and rhythm.

The jSax will be used to introduce single-reed skills.

These Nuvo instruments will prepare our students to transition to the clarinet or saxophone and will help them distinguish among a variety of musical timbres. The jSax Mouthpiece assembly will allow another student to use this instrument at another time.

This project will provide challenging activities for advanced recorder players that want to expand upon their musicianship.

Your investment will encourage and motivate my 10-11 year olds to develop a deeper understanding and love for music!

Mrs. B.
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
jSax 2.0 Plastic Saxophone • Woodwind and Brasswind $99.99 1 $99.99
jSax Mouthpiece Assembly • Woodwind and Brasswind $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$114.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$146.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.89

Total project goal

$172.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$172.59

6 Donors

-$128.20

Donations toward project cost

-$114.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.80

Matching donations from our partners

-$38.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$32.30

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.70

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.39

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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