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Ms. Vining
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Saving Paper and Learning the Recorder!

My students need recorder books so that we can save paper but always be reading music! We have also worn our rhythms sticks to splinters and need new ones.

My Students

In all grades we use the same 24 pairs of rhythm sticks. In the fourth grade our students get to learn to play the recorder. It's only the second year we have had this tradition but it's already something they have been looking forward to! I make photo copies of the music we are learning each week.

My students live in a rural Arkansas town.

They attend a charter school with an extended school day so that in addition to academics, they also have time for fun classes like music and PE. We have been working hard to develop a music curriculum that is consistent from year to year by assigning each grade level an instrument that they master. Our students are enthusiastic musicians, and they are anxious to learn how to play and read music so that they can be in the marching band when they go on to middle and high school.

My Project

Each of my fourth graders has a folder that they keep their music in and attempt to keep organized. Currently I make photo copies of their sheet music and distribute it to them each week. With a class set of recorder books, students would be able to use the reference pages in the front and back of the book and move through the music at their own pace, rather than at the pace at which I make copies for them. As a school we are also working to lower our printing costs. Having copies of the book would save at least 450 pieces of paper each week. Our students love playing the recorder and taking music classes, giving them all of the materials they need, including music books, will help to make them life-long musicians. We also need new rhythms sticks because at each grade level we start class by tapping out a rhythm to a Common Core poem and have practically worn our current sticks to splinters!

We are a literacy academy; our students love books!

In music class I want them to have access to books as well, because learning to read and play music is like to learning to read and speak language. Giving my students recorder books will save us paper and help them to learn how to use these kinds of books when they go on to middle school. Furthermore, we encourage literacy in all subjects and need new rhythm sticks so that we can keep learning Common Core poems in music (without splinters)!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Essential Elements For Recorder Classroom Edition • Woodwind and Brasswind $4.99 27 $134.73
Lummi Sticks • Woodwind and Brasswind $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$159.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.18

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$205.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.23

Total project goal

$241.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$241.53

2 Donors

-$201.00

Donations toward project cost

-$170.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.15

match offer

-$40.53

Match offer toward project cost

-$34.45

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.08

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 75 students.

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