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Ms. Torres from Sumter SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading About Music to Heighten Our Interest

My students need books about music for daily independent reading time.

  • $255 goal

This project expired on July 27, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students face quite a few challenges in their life. As their band teacher, I strive daily to show the children that you can make your life better if you are educated properly. My students come to school as ready as they can be. They are respectful and love to say hello and goodbye when passing through the hallways. I love being able to see their faces and show them how to be positive and learn at the same time.

My Project

Every school day from one o'clock to one-thirty, I have the pleasure of challenging my fifth hour class to accomplish their reading goals. The school sets the requirements for the amount of passed quizzes they must take on their books. I reward them for passing their goals each quarter. They like to rise up to the challenge and I love it.

The trouble is that the students have read almost all of the books on our classroom shelf.

Since there is a need for more books about music and musicians, I would love to have more books on that subject to heighten their interest about band class. Please consider a donation to this project.

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

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 300 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed • Amazon Business $12.88 2 $25.76
Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician • Amazon Business $18.07 1 $18.07
Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan • Amazon Business $15.39 1 $15.39
Original Gangstas: Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, and the Birth of West Coast Rap • Amazon Business $12.01 1 $12.01
How to Rap: The Art and Science of the Hip-Hop MC • Amazon Business $11.92 1 $11.92
Solo (Blink) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The First Rule of Punk • Amazon Business $10.66 1 $10.66
The Running Dream (Schneider Family Book Award - Teen Book Winner) • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
Swing It, Sunny • Amazon Business $8.60 1 $8.60
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
Jazmin's Notebook • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Bob Marley? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Louis Armstrong? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Were the Beatles? (Who Was--?) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Pete Seeger? • Amazon Business $4.94 1 $4.94
Who Is Dolly Parton? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
Who Are the Rolling Stones? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.28 1 $4.28
Who Was Elvis Presley? • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22

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