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  • $263 goal

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Mrs. Sta Ana
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Singing the Teaching and Learning

My students need a brand new boombox to replace my broken CD player which I got from yard sale 10 years ago.

My Students

Did you ever invite your young students to sing and dance with you, but you all end up strutting like robots because the music kept bouncing?

I teach in a high poverty public school in Virginia where a majority of the students get free breakfast and lunch.

My big class is a mix of African-Americans, Hispanics, and an Asian. Of the 23 students, five are performing well, ten average, and eight are academically low mainly because of lack of formal education and language barrier. One common characteristic of my students is they love to sing and dance with me. There is not a day when they don't ask me to sing the "Bear Song", the "Number Songs", the "Letter Songs" and my other newly found songs.

My Project

Having a modern radio will meet the needs of my musical, auditory, and kinesthetic learners. It hurts me when they complain about my defective CD player because they deserve only the best. Most of the time, we just bring out the best in our worst learning experiences when we strut like robots and laugh about what we are doing every time the music bounces. My wish is for them to have a meaningful learning kindergarten experience through my singing and dancing teaching technique. This boombox will help enrich my lessons because my music and sounds will not only be confined to the CDs that I currently have but my options will be extended because I can get more sounds from other sources and use various devices like my phone, my USB, and an mp3 player to provide the music that my students need.

Your donation to this project will highly impact my students because they respond positively to my music and movement teaching style.

I introduce, teach, and reinforce my lessons in all subjects through songs. This equipment will be a helpful tool as I integrate my lessons in English, Math, Science, and Social Studies, especially when I do my lessons outdoors. This project will sustain the interest of my kids throughout the day. Finally, it will eliminate possible failing for the struggling kids.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sony Xplod Powerful All-In-One Mega Bass Reflex Stereo Sound System with a Digital Tuner AM/FM Radio, USB, Tape Cassette, MP3 CD Player & Recorder, 2-Way Speakers, 5" Subwoofer, Light Sync, 30 Presets, LCD Display, Auto Scan Tuning, Headphone Jack, Audio in & a Built-In Auxiliary Cable to Connect any iPod, iPhone or MP3 Digital Audio Player - Remote Control Included • Amazon $189.99 1 $189.99

Materials cost

$189.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$222.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.32

Total project goal

$262.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$262.16

5 Donors

-$211.16

Donations toward project cost

-$179.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.67

match offer

-$51.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$43.35

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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