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Ms. Rotondo from New Orleans LA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Sound of Learning- Weaving Rhythm into Our School Day!

Help me give my students the gift of RHYTHM & MUSIC so we can get coordinated and make rhythmic connections to our musical minds with a drum set and other percussion instruments!

  • $1,180 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

We are a small but mighty self-contained classroom of neurodiverse students in grades 2-4. Our students learn, process, and share in many ways through the autism spectrum. We pride ourselves on growing our knowledge through experiences inside the classroom though art, gardening, cooking, and sensory integration and outside of the school through trips and experiences in the community. '

We learn valuable life-skills and work daily to communicate effectively with our peers and interact with the amazing world around us so that we can create spaces that encourage us to be our full selves!

My Project

My students are always in motion and always seeking out ways to make rhythm in their day! Sometimes the connections between the brain and motor function can be disrupted by our senses being overwhelmed by the input of sights, sounds, and feelings! With drums, handbells, and other percussion instruments, we can really take our skills to the next level and in a safe and comforting way!

We're hoping to incorporate movement and rhythm into a majority of our school day to promote learning and FUN!

This project will provide opportunities for my students to access items that will promote improved motor planning, dexterity, and coordination. Research also shows that drumming and rhythm development helps students with Autism with motor coordination and increased concentration!

Ms. Rotondo
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SD350 Electronic Drum Kit with Mesh Pads • Woodwind and Brasswind $299.99 1 $299.99
Mini Pan Steel Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $154.99 1 $154.99
Rock and Roll It - Drum Live! • Woodwind and Brasswind $79.99 1 $79.99
13-Note Chromatic Handbells • Woodwind and Brasswind $74.99 1 $74.99
Rock and Roll It - Rainbow Piano • Woodwind and Brasswind $59.99 1 $59.99
ABS Djembe with Nylon Strap • Woodwind and Brasswind $49.99 1 $49.99
Kid's Percussion Rain Forest Bongos • Woodwind and Brasswind $38.00 1 $38.00
4-Piece Botany Shaker Fruit Assortment • Woodwind and Brasswind $24.99 1 $24.99
4-Piece Botany Shaker Vegetable Assortment • Woodwind and Brasswind $24.99 1 $24.99
Handbell Melody Cards • Woodwind and Brasswind $23.99 1 $23.99
Ocean Wave Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $18.99 1 $18.99
Fruit Shaker Pineapple • Woodwind and Brasswind $12.99 1 $12.99
Spring Drum Thunder Tube • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.95 1 $9.95
Musical Spoons • Woodwind and Brasswind $7.99 1 $7.99

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