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Mrs. Hottman from Umatilla OR is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Second Graders Seeking Out More Ukuleles to Enhance Their Learning!

My students need 20 ukuleles to help provide them with a unique and fun way to stay engaged in lessons and in learning more about music.

  • $919 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I'm a teacher in a small district in Eastern Oregon. My school serves approximately 700 students in grades K-5, and provide a free breakfast and lunch program. We are one of the top poverty-stricken school districts in the state of Oregon. The majority of our students receive ELL services. My students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the challenges they face, I provide students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

Despite many obstacles in their lives, our students LOVE to learn and be at school!

Second graders love to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention. My students are faced with many experiences that may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us think just occur. From the minute my students walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives; however, I can control their experiences while in my classroom. My goal is to inspire my students to continue on a path of academic excellence!

My Project

I love teaching 2nd graders and I'm always looking for ways to enhance my teaching and creating a more engaging environment for my students. I've always loved music since I was young and it has impacted who I am today. Currently, our school doesn't have a Music program in 2nd-5th grade and I have witnessed the impact this has created. This year my team decided to take a chance and incorporate music into our classroom by playing ukuleles so that we can inspire the love for music. We realized that music is a powerful tool for learning new concepts or memorizing information. We are now in hopes to teach our students how to play. We have been blessed to have gotten projects funded; however, we are now realizing that we need more ukuleles so that all second graders can be a part of this experience.

Teaching music will help build confidence, encourage independence, and help students appreciate the Arts in the future or give them an outlet to express themselves.

Through ukulele lessons, a child learns about beat, harmony, melody, rhythm, and tempo. They will also learn vocabulary and new learning through song. It would be amazing to have all second graders be able to have the opportunity to play on their own!

Mrs. Hottman
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MU40 Soprano Ukulele Classroom 10-Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $369.99 2 $739.98

Materials cost

$739.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$781.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$137.84

Total project goal

$918.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$918.92

5 Donors

-$883.62

Donations toward project cost

-$781.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$102.54

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$35.30

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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