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Ms. Marmo from Lancaster PA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Social-Emotional Drumming Circle

Help me give my students 15 Percussion Rain Forest Tubano drums so that they may participate in a social-emotional curriculum delivered through a drumming circle.

  • $1,917 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our students are smart, funny, curious, energetic, and resilient. Many of our students come from low-income families in a mid-sized urban community. Many have also experienced trauma in their young lives. They like to be active and learn while being able to move. We have a high population of students with special education needs, as well as a large ELL population. Our city is proud to be known as welcoming to immigrants and refugee families, and as such, we have a richly diverse population for the smaller size of our city.

Our school district is introducing more trauma-informed practices, including Restorative Practices to all of our schools K-12.

My Project

As school counselors, my colleague and I are planning to teach a social-emotional curriculum called Beat the Odds, which incorporates the drumming circle as the forum for the lessons with 4th grade students. The evidence-based curriculum teaches social and emotional skills through school counselor and music teacher collaboration. The lessons are designed to be taught over an 8 week period of time.

The drumming lessons help teach skills including; focus, listening, team building, self-esteem, leadership, expression of feelings, anger and stress management, and empathy.

As our school district is focusing on utilizing more trauma-informed practices and restorative practices using circles, we thought this would be the perfect curriculum to address some of our students developmental needs.

Ms. Marmo
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kid's Percussion Rain Forest Tubano • Woodwind and Brasswind $105.00 15 $1,575.00

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