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Ms. Oppermann from Seffner FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sing, Play, and Keep the Beat with Style!

My students need racquetballs, boomwhackers, and new resources to help keep the beat with different styles of music in a fun, engaging way!

  • $426 goal

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My Students

"What are we doing in music today?" This is the question I hear when my students enter the music room each week. They are excited to find out if we will get to sing, play instruments, listen to music, or experience music by dancing!

My students are musical, creative, and excited to learn about many different musical concepts in the classroom.

Our school serves students with approximately 65% of the population on free and reduced lunch. We are privileged to offer the students extracurricular activities that include musical ensembles such as chorus, handbells, world drumming and a xylophone group.

My Project

My students come from a variety of cultural backgrounds, so learning about different styles of music will help reach more students. The resources in this project ("Picante", "Freddie the Frog", "Beatbox", "First, We Sing") will help the teachers provide the students with more musical opportunities from a variety of cultures. These resources will also help our students prepare for their upcoming Grade Level Concerts!

My students will be extremely excited to use a racquetball to keep the beat with new styles of music!

We will work together to practice finding the beat to our new styles of music with these racquetballs. This will enhance coordination and musical ability. Students will love getting to mix Music and PE!

Boomwhackers are a fun instrument and this lower octave will be new to us. The addition of this set of boomwhackers will allow for more students to participate at the same time in our lessons. Students will be more engaged in the activity and be interested to learn about the lower pitch of this set of boomwhackers.

Ms. Oppermann
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Penn Ultra-Blue Racquetballs - Blue • DICK'S Sporting Goods $3.99 20 $79.80
Complete Lower Octave Boomwhackers Tuned Percussion Tubes • Woodwind and Brasswind $59.99 1 $59.99
BeatBox: World Music Drumming 101 (Book/CD) • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.99 1 $29.99
First, We Sing! Songs and Games for the Music Class (Set 1) • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.99 1 $29.99
Freddie The Frog And The Flying Jazz Kitten - 5th Adventure Scat Cat Island Book/CD • Woodwind and Brasswind $24.99 1 $24.99
Freddie The Frog And The Thump In The Night Book/CD 1st Adventure Treble Clef Island • Woodwind and Brasswind $24.99 1 $24.99
Picante - Salsa Music Styles for the Classroom & Beyond Teacher's Edition (Orff) • Woodwind and Brasswind $24.99 1 $24.99
First, We Sing! Kodaly-Inspired Teaching for the Music Classroom • Woodwind and Brasswind $19.99 1 $19.99
Freddie The Frog And The Flying Jazz Kitten Scat Word Flashcard Set • Woodwind and Brasswind $16.99 1 $16.99
Freddie The Frog And The Thump In The Night Flash Card Set • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.95 1 $6.95

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