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Ms. Meyer from Hamilton OH is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Strumming to Success

Help me give my students ukuleles to make their musical learning engaging, diverse, and relevant.

  • $258 goal

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My Students

Our school district serves approximately 671 students. The district is described as a seven square mile area that tends to be rural with an Appalachian culture in southwest Ohio. With a decline in revenue, our school district is the fourth poorest in Ohio's school systems.

Our school district may be small, but it is with purpose and intent that there will be a turn-around with a new focus of administration and staff.

The average median income is $24,930.00. This is a community in which the majority of the residents live below 200% of the federal poverty level. In addition, 96% of the students are economically disadvantaged and are eligible for free or reduced rate lunch.

All elementary students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade come to my classroom to create, listen, and play music together. My students are active, silly, and thrive when given independence. Using a variety of songs, instruments, and musical games, we stretch our brains while building relationships and having fun.

My Project

Teaching upper elementary students, I am always looking for ways to diversify their musical experiences and make their learning relevant to their interests. By fourth grade students will have experienced performing through singing, percussion instruments, barred instruments, and recorders, but have not performed on string instruments. With a small number of ukuleles, I have witnessed students thoughtfully caring for instruments, working through strumming patterns, and thinking about chords in a new way.

With additional ukuleles, students will have the opportunity to independently perform new and diverse musical genres, including popular music they know and love.

Ukuleles are versatile, working equally well as a large group ensemble instrument, and as a solo instrument students can use to accompany themselves. Ukuleles set students' foundation for independent song writing and lifelong music learning.

Ms. Meyer
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MU40 Soprano Ukulele • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.99 5 $149.95
Mack's Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs, 50 Pair - 32dB Highest NRR, Comfortable Ear Plugs for Sleeping, Snoring, Travel, Concerts, Studying, Loud Noise, Work • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Sunmns Felt Ukulele Picks Plectrums, 12 Pieces • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97

Materials cost

$185.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$218.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.59

Total project goal

$257.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$257.28

2 Donors

-$222.44

Donations toward project cost

-$218.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$34.84

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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