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Mrs. French from Ashburn VA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rockin' Recorder Karate

My students need recorder music, a mailbox to organize recorder music, rainbow loom bands for passing different levels of recorder karate and a storage unit for the rainbow loom bands.

  • $365 goal

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My Students

I work in a very large elementary school in a suburban neighborhood in Virginia. Our school has over a thousand students and is growing because of lots of new development being built around the school.

Our school is a "Leader In Me" school.

Our school teaches the Franklin Covey's Seven Habits. My students love to work on "Habit 6- Syngerize" in music class as it takes lots of synergy to create music! My students love to shine as leaders throughout the school, especially in music performances.

The population at my school represents students from many different cultures and economic backgrounds. `

My Project

Learning to play a recorder is an important part of the elementary music experience. For my students who will choose to be in band or orchestra, the recorder is a great introduction to both solo and ensemble playing. We will implement a Recorder Karate program where students will earn a rainbow loom band for each song level they master. The rainbow loom bands will coordinate with the karate testing colors. Recorder Karate is a way to encourage students to practice and master the recorder. These recorder belts will be a great motivator for some of my more reluctant players and encouragement for ALL my students. I have even requested some silver and gold bands for those students who pass black belt

and need some more challenging music.

Recorder Karate is the perfect self paced motivation that my students need.

In addition I have requested some new recorder music that will be used on our interactive white board to supplement the recorder songs that we currently use. I have also requested a mailbox system to store recorder music so that students can take their next recorder songs as they progress to the next level.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ618 - Classic Birch Tabletop Communication Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 1 $89.99
Recorder Express Interactive Interactive CD for Whiteboard • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.99 1 $29.99
All Aboard The Recorder Express - Seasonal Collection for Recorders, Volume 1 (Book/CD) • Woodwind and Brasswind $24.99 1 $24.99
Recorder Express Book, CD & Game Code • Woodwind and Brasswind $24.99 1 $24.99
All Aboard The Recorder Express - Seasonal Collection for Recorders Volume 2 Book/CD • Woodwind and Brasswind $24.95 1 $24.95
Akro-Mils 10116 16 Drawer Plastic Parts Storage Hardware and Craft Cabinet, 10.5-Inch x 8.5-Inch x 6.5-Inch, Black • Amazon Business $14.54 1 $14.54
Authentic Rainbow Loom Confetti Jelly Bands | 600 Bands & 24 C-Clips | Limited Edition | Multi-color Polka Dot • Amazon Business $7.34 1 $7.34
Touch of Nature 50623 Loom Bands, Silver • Amazon Business $7.16 1 $7.16
Twistz Bandz Latex Free Rubber Band Refill + C-clips - Black • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Twistz Bandz Latex Free Rubber Band Refill + C-clips - Caramel • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Rainbow Loom Gold Rubber Bands with 24 C-Clips (600 Count) • Amazon Business $5.72 1 $5.72
Rainbow Loom Official White Rubber Bands Refill 600 count + 24 C-clips • Amazon Business $5.51 1 $5.51
Official Rainbow Loom 600 Ct. Rubber Band Refill Pack *JELLY* RED [Includes 25 C-Clips!] • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Rainbow Loom Pearl Neon Orange/Neon Yellow Rubber Bands with 24 C-Clips (600 Count) • Amazon Business $5.03 1 $5.03
Rainbow Loom Twistz Bandz Refill - Jelly Yellow • Amazon Business $4.89 1 $4.89
~Brand New~ Rainbow Loom Ocean Blue Jelly Rubber Bands Refill + C-clips • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Rainbow Loom Twistz Bandz Refill - Jelly Purple • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Rainbow Loom Refill - Jelly Lime Green • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39

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