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  • $615 goal

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Mrs. Schraut
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Singing, Reading and Imagining in Elementary Music Classes

Help me give my students the opportunity to share stories and songs within our music classroom.

My Students

My school is a high poverty/low income, Title One school with children from a variety of ethnic and social backgrounds. Despite their differences, my students love music classes. They love to sing, dance, play games and play instruments. Music gives them a chance to explore music from around the world that they may not otherwise get to experience. I would love to be able to expand their love of music making and appreciation by bringing more instrument learning into my general music classroom.

My Project

Reading and singing stories in the music class will encourage children to want to read, sing and learn more. Song stories are great for sharing with children as they learn the story, they tend to want to sing along and they are also more likely to share the stories with their families.

By donating to our project, my students will be able to share in learning a wealth of song stories in a variety of genres and subject matter.

A variety of materials and stories will assist me in being able to reach all of the children in my school. My hope is that these stories and songs will have an effect on my students that they will want to share them at home but also retain some of the basic story or song into their adult lives.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Best of Lomax, The Hound of Music - John M. Feierabend - DVD • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
SQUEAK, RUMBLE, WHOMP! WHOMP! • Amazon Business $23.94 1 $23.94
The Book of Canons (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
The Astronaut With a Song for the Stars: The Story of Dr. Ellen Ochoa (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Trumpet Song • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Dragons Love Tacos • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
The Book of Songs & Rhymes with Beat Motions: Let's Clap Our Hands Together (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $14.84 1 $14.84
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Violet's Music • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
This Little Light of Mine • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Firebird • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Blowin' in the Wind • Amazon Business $12.78 1 $12.78
We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
Forever Young • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
The Book of Pitch Exploration: Can Your Voice Do This? (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Grateful: A Song of Giving Thanks (Julie Andrews Collection) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Carnival of the Animals (Book & CD) • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
Singing in the Rain • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
The Book of Echo Songs (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
If Not for You • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
All You Need Is Love • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
I Have A Song (Pip Stories) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
John Denver's Take Me Home, Country Roads (John Denver & Kids!) • Amazon Business $8.78 1 $8.78
The Frog Prince: A Favorite Story in Rhythm and Rhyme (Fairy Tale Tunes) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Abiyoyo • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
What a Wonderful World • Amazon Business $7.70 1 $7.70
Every Little Thing: Based on the song 'Three Little Birds' by Bob Marley (Preschool Music Books, Children Song Books, Reggae for Kids) • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61
Music Is . . . • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
I Know a Shy Fellow • Amazon Business $7.57 1 $7.57
Mama Don't Allow • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Charlie Parker Played Be Bop • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
We All Sing With the Same Voice • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19
Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Candlewick Biographies: Ella Fitzgerald • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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This project will reach 600 students.

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