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Mrs. Raine Wheeler from Augusta GA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tip Toe, Through The Tuners

Help me give my students tuners to stay in tune, a back-up set of strings, and a rolling organizer cart so they can roll with us wherever we have a gig.

  • $617 goal

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My Students

My students are bright and creative, and they love to learn! They come to my room excited to sing, dance, and play. Students at my school didn't get back until after Labor Day. Some parents decided their children will learn at our new virtual learning academy, and some are attending our traditional face-to-face school.

Things are new and different, but what is the same is that every child deserves a chance to express themselves through music.

As the music teacher, I am trying to provide safe activities and individual instrument bags that the students can use without having to share. Lucky for us, many music stores are offering ideas, products, and resources to help me continue to teach my students with rigor.

My Project

Have you ever tried to teach a room full of 10 year olds how to tune a ukulele with one tuner? I did yesterday and I don’t recommend it. What was I thinking? They each desperately need their own tuner if they ever dream over learning to turn, much less play in tune, the ukulele . The other hard lesson I learned was strings. A string broke. “That’s OK honey, we can just repl...”. You can probably finish that sentence.

Simply put, in order for my students to excel on the ukulele, the must

have the necessary tools.

Mrs. Raine Wheeler
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Snark SN6X Clip-On Tuner for Ukulele (Current Model) • Amazon Business $11.25 24 $270.00
Aquila Ukulele Strings (AQ-4) • Amazon Business $9.42 15 $141.30
ORGANIZER MOBILE 3 DRAWER 13X15.25X26IN MULTI AVT34081 • School Specialty $40.49 1 $40.49

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