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Ms. Graytok from Wheeling WV is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work Playing Ukuleles and Drums

My students need basic music supplies like hand drums and ukuleles to help build our music class.

  • $974 goal

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My Students

Music is math. Music is science. Music is history. But most importantly, music is expression! It is an excellent way for my students to express themselves as it provides a sort of therapy to those experiencing traumas outside of school. The music classroom helps to heal, motivate and encourage our students while providing opportunities to experience all aspects of music including playing instruments, attending concerts and dancing.

I teach at a Title I school serving students from Pre-kindergarten through fifth grade where all of our students qualify for free meals.

Some students receive special education services including occupational, physical, and speech therapy, as well as Title I pull-out services for extra help with reading and math. Our school also has a dental clinic within the school where the children can get their teeth cleaned and be seen by a dentist.

Our school also offers an after-school program where students receive help with homework, can participate in activities such as dance or swimming, and sit down for dinner with their friends. At the after-school program, children can also attend counseling groups. Counseling is also offered throughout the school day with our school counselor and our community counseling partners.

My Project

Many of the students have never participated in an ensemble. The students love to play instruments! Through the use of new instruments, the students will get to put their music skills to the test, as well as practice math skills while learning to count rhythms.

My students need basic drumming supplies that Transitional Kindergarten-2nd can use to practice steady beat and rhythmic patterns and ukuleles that 3rd-5th can begin reading and playing music on a pitched instrument.

The ukuleles will allow the students to learn valuable social skills in order to work as a team, to help those that need help, and build confidence and community within the school. The hand drums will help students work on coordination and social skills by building confidence in keeping a steady beat, playing more complex rhythms and learning teamwork.

Ms. Graytok
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 175 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MU40 Soprano Ukulele Classroom 10-Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $369.99 1 $369.99
Lollipop Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.93 15 $148.95
PCGU NEW 300-399 ADH PROTECTION PLAN • Woodwind and Brasswind $119.99 1 $119.99
Lollipop Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $15.30 5 $76.50
Lollipop Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $13.99 5 $69.95

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