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Mrs. Trudeau from Calumet City IL is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rockin' the Recorders in Fourth Grade

Help me give my students Lyons recorders for music class, to learn how to play a wind instrument, while learning new skills they can use in band.

  • $370 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

What's that sound coming down the hall? That's the sound of students creating music!

My students are very energetic and creative.

I have found teaching my students a beginning band instrument in fourth grade covers most of what they need to learn in music class. The recorder gets students hands-on with learning how to hold a wind instrument and make that joyful sound you might remember from your elementary school days.

The school is in a high poverty area. There is 90% free lunch. This is a Title I school as well. Many students are responsible for other siblings or cousins when they are at home. I want them to be able to immerse themselves in creating music when they come through that music room door and leave their trouble behind them.

My Project

My students will be learning to play the recorders through a curriculum called Recorder Karate. Every song teaches different skills. When the skill is correctly performed the students receive a small "karate belt" to go around their recorder. The beauty of this program is the students can all learn at their own pace.

The recorders I am asking for will be for the students to not only learn with, but for the students to keep.

Many students cannot afford another expense. These recorders will make this program possible. The Lyons recorders are fun colors for the kids. They get so excited when they get to take them home and play for their families.

Mrs. Trudeau
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SOPRANO RECORDER VALU BNDL 25PK • Woodwind and Brasswind $69.95 1 $69.95
SOPRANO RECORDER VALU BNDL 25PK • Woodwind and Brasswind $69.95 1 $69.95
SOPRANO RECORDER VALU BNDL 25PK • Woodwind and Brasswind $69.95 1 $69.95
SOPRANO RECORDER VALU BNDL 25PK • Woodwind and Brasswind $69.95 1 $69.95

Materials cost

$279.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$314.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.41

Total project goal

$369.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$369.41

4 Donors

-$313.53

Donations toward project cost

-$292.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.78

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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