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Ms. Chamberlain from Washington NJ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Shaking to Learn

Help me give my students bells in order to learn about pitch and rhythm, and the maracas will give my students the opportunity to learn about other cultures through their native music, increasing their understanding of rhythm and beat.

  • 2 donors
  • $227 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Project

My "Shaking to Learn" project will enable my students to learn musical concepts of pitch and rhythm while learning about other cultures. The bells will help students to shake out melodies that emphasize pitch and rhythm. My students love dancing, too, so the maracas will help them shake out rhythms while performing multicultural dances! The children have become enamored with Disney's Encanto, and shaking maracas to the songs while dancing will help them understand the joys of Hispanic dance! I have some serious dancers in my classes, just waiting for a chance to use instruments that can accompany their dance! They currently have tiny maracas that do not remain intact when shaken, so these sturdy maracas provide a wonderful opportunity for learning! We currently do not have enough bells for a class, and having enough bells for all to join in the creative process will be such a wonderful opportunity for the students!! The children all yearn to make music and having enough for all will allow all to reach their creative potential! Thank you for your consideration of this worthwhile project!

Ms. Chamberlain
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 140 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
QR953 - Plastic Maracas - Pair • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 6 $59.94
LC1189 - True Tone Hand Bells • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC1189 - True Tone Hand Bells • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

Materials cost

$159.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$192.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.94

Total project goal

$226.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$226.26

2 Donors

-$226.26

Donations toward project cost

-$192.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.94

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$0.00

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