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Ms. Moebus from Baltic CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Songtales for Elementary Students

Help me give my students the experience of classic stories through song and illustration!

  • $306 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This year, I am starting at a new school that is grades K-8. Coming from an exclusively 6-8 school, I don't have many materials for the younger students. My goal for students grades K-2 is to foster a love of music that is rooted in folk songs and stories. My students will learn through play, creativity, and literacy.

My students will greatly benefit from the songtales books.

Music class helps strengthen literacy skills in students. I am excited to be teaching a new group of students who will be eager to listen and sing along to these stories. Eventually, they will be the ones leading the songtales.

My Project

Music is a great way to teach a wide variety of subjects. Specifically to this project, music helps teach students literacy skills. K-2 music classes end with a song tale. A songtale is exactly what it sounds like- a story set to music. These beautifully designed books (illustrations are all by different college illustration majors!) provide students with a magical experience to boost their literacy skills.

Today, literacy skills are more important than ever.

The ability to read is required in virtually every job. These books will support what the students are learning in their other classes, as well as support students who are learning English for the first time.

Ms. Moebus
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Derby Ram (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Had a Little Rooster (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
The Tailor and the Mouse (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
The Crabfish (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Risseldy, Rosseldy (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
The Other Day I Met a Bear (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
There Was a Man and He Was Mad (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
There's a Hole in the Bucket! (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $16.10 1 $16.10
The Frog and the Mouse (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $14.30 1 $14.30
Kitty Alone (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
My Aunt Came Back (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Jennie Jenkins (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Father Grumble (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $13.02 1 $13.02
Over in the Meadow • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Momma, Buy Me a China Doll (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86

Materials cost

$225.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$259.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.77

Total project goal

$305.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$305.14

6 Donors

-$235.00

Donations toward project cost

-$199.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.25

match offer

-$70.14

Match offer toward project cost

-$59.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.52

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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