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Mr. Bell from Fairview TN is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Recorder Mania!

My students need recorders to continue their musical exploration. They can't wait to apply their music-reading abilities!

  • $453 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In my class, students work to improve music literacy. When students develop some proficiency, the best way to continue learning is to practice reading with singing and instruments.

Our elementary school is a Title I school in rural Tennessee.

The students have not been exposed to much musical diversity and as a result, have an underdeveloped sense of rhythm, pitch, and other basic concepts. The school may be in the poorest region in our district, but this does not hold my students back while they are within our building. As a school, we believe in support, positivity, and teaching our students to be role models to all those around them. We have the right values and our students have the drive. Now, I need the materials to SHOW my students, rather than tell, and to let them personally TRY out the concepts I present! I teach 600 students, many of whom require additional support, including IEP's and classroom aids.

My Project

By the time they reach 3rd grade, my students are beginning to place various rhythms on the staff. This combines their knowledge of counting rhythms with their understanding of high and low sounds. The most effective teaching method for this information is experiential learning. Playing the music they see helps solidify these concepts and can spark their interest to last a lifetime.

Recorders have been used for decades to help students feel successful as budding musicians.

In my class, we will continue this tradition and make connections between the recorder and other woodwinds. We also explore the history of the recorder and how it evolved.

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This project will reach 600 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Soprano Recorder Value Bundle 25-Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $69.95 1 $69.95
Soprano Recorder Value Bundle 25-Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $69.95 1 $69.95
Soprano Recorder Value Bundle 25-Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $69.95 1 $69.95
Soprano Recorder Value Bundle 25-Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $69.95 1 $69.95
Soprano Recorder Value Bundle 25-Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $69.95 1 $69.95

Materials cost

$349.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$385.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.94

Total project goal

$452.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$452.94

2 Donors

-$400.00

Donations toward project cost

-$385.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$52.94

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$0.00

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