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Mrs. Bell from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

There Was An Old Lady Who Loved Music!

Help me give my students books about an old lady who swallows all kinds of crazy items!

  • $160 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a very diverse group of children with one thing in common; they all attend an urban, public Montessori school. Eighty-one percent of the students qualify for free lunch and 88% of the students are a racial minority.

We follow the teachings of Maria Montessori to meet the needs of the whole child - physically, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually through following and allowing the child to guide his or her learning.

I am fortunate to be in a school that sees music as an integral part of the child's development and encourages musical growth and expression.

My Project

My students love being sung to and these books are a super fun way to expand upon the classic song "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly." We will meet an old lady who swallows all kinds of crazy stuff- like leaves, books, and a chick!

We use books to learn about music in music class every day.

At the end of each class we sing a story to practice listening and learn new songs. I have been eyeing these books for a couple years, wanting to get them for my classroom. I am so excited that they were available on Amazon and will use them to enhance my classroom library.

Mrs. Bell
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
There Was an Old Mermaid Who Swallowed a Shark! (There Was an Old Lad) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Sticker Book! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Birthday Cake: A Board Book • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
There Was An Old Astronaut Who Swallowed the Moon! (There Was an Old Lady) • Amazon Business $6.94 1 $6.94
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey! • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose! • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog! • Amazon Business $6.67 1 $6.67
There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Map! (There Was an Old Lad) • Amazon Business $6.34 1 $6.34
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick! • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

Materials cost

$104.04

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$135.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.93

Total project goal

$159.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$159.53

2 Donors

-$80.00

Donations toward project cost

-$68.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.00

match offer

-$79.53

Match offer toward project cost

-$67.60

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.93

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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