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Mrs. French from Ashburn VA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Small Percussion Makes a Big Difference

Help me give my students some small percussion instruments to give all students a chance for hands on music playing.

  • $296 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I work in a very large elementary school in a suburban neighborhood in Virginia. Our school has approximately 1150 students and is growing because of lots of new development being built around the school.

Our school is a "Leader In Me" school.

Our school teaches the Franklin Covey's Seven Habits. My students love to work on "Habit 6 - Syngerize" in music class as it takes lots of synergy to create music! My students love to shine as leaders throughout the school, especially in music performances.

My school is large and we have outgrown our building. Most classes come to music with a second class and that class is team taught by myself and another colleague. When we teach we see 42-56 students in our classes.

The population at my school represents students from many different cultures and economic backgrounds.

My Project

My students love having the opportunity to read, improvise, create, and perform music using a wide variety of classroom percussion instruments. Our school has grown where we team teaching two classes in the music room. We are such a large school and I am team teaching with another teacher and have discovered that we need more small percussion instruments so that all students get a turn to play instruments. Plus, many of instrument are over a decade old since the time that our school opened. Some of our instruments are cracked, missing parts, splintering, and are in general unsafe for small hands to play. We need to replace claves, tambourines, and maracas to allow our students to experience hands on playing of these small percussion instruments.

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 999 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grenadilla Wood Clave • Woodwind and Brasswind $22.09 3 $66.27
Wood Maracas • Woodwind and Brasswind $12.00 4 $48.00
Compact ABS Plastic Handheld Tambourine • Woodwind and Brasswind $12.99 2 $25.98
Compact ABS Plastic Handheld Tambourine • Woodwind and Brasswind $12.99 2 $25.98
Compact ABS Plastic Handheld Tambourine • Woodwind and Brasswind $12.99 2 $25.98
Compact ABS Plastic Handheld Tambourine • Woodwind and Brasswind $12.99 2 $25.98

Materials cost

$218.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$251.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.38

Total project goal

$295.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$295.84

10 Donors

-$158.79

Donations toward project cost

-$157.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.20

Matching donations from our partners

-$110.44

Match offers toward project cost

-$93.87

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.57

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.61

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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