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Mrs. Tillman from Winder GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Take A Chance, Let’s Dance And Prance

Help me give my students a set of five books with CDs to use in learning folk dances.

  • $234 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is performance oriented with a stage, a full set of risers, and more instruments than you would expect in the average elementary classroom. We make music with our own hands and breath, and we do it well. I'm in my sixth year at this school, and in the time I've been here, my students have become multi-instrumentalists on the bass, mandolin, piano, and drums. Some students like to switch around between the instruments, while others have "specialized" and concentrate all their learning on just one. Either way is fine by me, as long as they're learning and enjoying music and school.

My Project

We have an instrument for every type of personality my classes may throw at me. I like to get my students hands on experience with them as often as possible. If we want to melt some faces off by fifth grade, we need to have ample playing time. No one ever learned an instrument by just watching others. However, if students aren’t already beat competent before they pick up a bass, guitar, or sit behind the drum set, they will struggle.

This 5 book and CD set will provide my students with a variety of experiences in learning rhythmic dancing which will ensure they are beat competent before playing the big instruments.

Dancing is a whole body activity that works their large motor skills, engraining the concept of “beat” into their whole body. Dancing is also a physical activity that will allow my classes to expend energy in a productive way. They’ll be learning beat and staying physically active. We also recently received a class set of squishy balls that we can use with the CDs to play rhythm games in addition to dancing. Thank you for helping us feel the beat in our hands and feet!

Mrs. Tillman
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 500 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
NEW ENGLAND DANCING MASTERS 5 BOOK AND CD BUNDLE • West Music $145.00 1 $145.00

Materials cost

$145.00

Vendor shipping charges

$10.95

State sales tax

$10.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$198.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.96

Total project goal

$233.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$233.09

5 Donors

-$116.46

Donations toward project cost

-$99.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.32

match offer

-$116.46

Match offer toward project cost

-$98.99

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.47

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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