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Mr. Oz from Chicago IL is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Using bells and music to make a positive change in our Chicago Neighborhoods

Help me give my students the 8 note deskbell set, for musical exploration, learning and enjoyment!

  • $2,125 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

¡Bienvenidos! I am the music teacher at Jovita Idar Elementary which services a low income community of really friendly and appreciative families and students in the South-West area of Chicago.

I work with grades K-8th.

Music is the favorite class for many of our students and as a music teacher I strongly believe music is not only fun, engaging and motivating but also helps encourage leadership, teamwork, self-confidence and discipline which are all very important skills we all take on in life.

I want to do my best to give the students of our school the best Music Education they can experience under my time with them and I certainly appreciate your help getting our students and families there.

¡Muchisimas Gracias! Thank you!

My Project

My students must keep their music education going at home! It is crucial more now than ever that our students have music education at home for their well being and social emotional learning. The deskbells will be issued to our students and families to have music instruments at home and continue learning music in a fun and engaging way.

Neuroscientists have concluded that learning to play a musical instrument is the only activity we do as humans that engages the entire brain at once, resulting in higher levels of executive thinking, creating avenues in the brain that do not happen without the actions of learning to play a musical instrument.

The students will learn, practice and present their musical learning in many ways from home, in whole group and small group settings. From learning simple melodic movements following traditional children's songs, to learning more complex music that requires a lot of guidance, reading, teamwork and practice. Help the students be saved by the bells this school year!

Mr. Oz
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 600 students.

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MUSICUBE 8 Note Hand Desk Bell Set, ABS Plastic Kids Hand Desk Bell, Shape of Bear • Amazon Business $49.99 35 $1,749.65

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