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Mr. Stafford from Anchorage AK is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Music in the Story

Help me give my students authentic instruments such as the Sonic Ornamental Singing Bowl & African Talking Drum to help perform stories from around the world. Students will use the story books and instruments to create story musicals.

  • $552 goal

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My Students

Our school is a public Montessori program that serves a plethora of students. There are 3 unique groups of students served by our school: students from the nearby neighborhood, students with multiple disabilities in self-contained classrooms, and students that are transported to our school. Some students are transported by the parents because of our unique Montessori philosophy and materials in the general classroom. Our population is diverse and includes but is not limited to military families, families with students with disabilities, families seeking alternative forms of education for the benefit of their child's education.

My Project

Stories provide an insight into the world as seen by a specific culture. Music can help to enhance the experience of stories by providing aesthetically pleasing sounds that compliment the tale.

Students will connect with Multicultural stories from collections like "Sound Stories" & "Tapestry of Tales" by creating dances, dramas and musical accompaniments to the stories.

Musical Instruments, such as the African Talking Drum, Castanets, and the Singing Bowl, will be matched with the stories from around the world by region. In an effort to provide culturally accurate and appropriate education, stories from around the world will be paired with instruments that are authentic to that region.

Mr. Stafford
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 400 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ocean Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $68.20 1 $68.20
African Talking Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $49.99 1 $49.99
Sonic Energy Ornamental Series Singing Bowl with Mallet, Cushion Ring, and Display Box, 10.5cm • Woodwind and Brasswind $49.90 1 $49.90
Temple Blocks • Woodwind and Brasswind $45.00 1 $45.00
Bird Whistle • Woodwind and Brasswind $36.99 1 $36.99
Once Upon a Music Class Intermediate Book & Enhanced SoundTrax CD Grades 3--6 • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.99 1 $29.99
Castanet • Woodwind and Brasswind $1.09 26 $28.34
Kids Rainmaker • Woodwind and Brasswind $25.00 1 $25.00
A Tapestry Of Tales - 8 Musical Stories from Around the World Song Collection • Woodwind and Brasswind $24.99 1 $24.99
Sound Stories For Interactive Listening and Reading Fun CD-ROM • Woodwind and Brasswind $24.99 1 $24.99
Multi-Tone Wood Block • Woodwind and Brasswind $22.99 1 $22.99
Spring Drum Thunder Tube • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.95 2 $19.90

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