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Mr. Wolfe from Chico CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Ukuleles for 5th Grade!

Help me give my students a class set of ukuleles so that they can discover the joy of accompanying their own singing voices and learn how to use harmony for the rest of their musical lives.

  • $1,858 goal

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My Students

Time and time again, this school has proven itself to be a community of helpers. Often in my first year, I have been lucky to meet many caring students, colleagues, and administrators who make my day just a little easier. There are a few students in the band who seem unable to leave after rehearsal until they are *certain* that I do not have anything else that they can help me with before they go home!

I hope you will join me in aiming to uplift this school-wide community of helpers with a class set of ukuleles for our music program.

For years to come, just one class set of ukuleles could allow every 5th grader to reap the many social, emotional, and cognitive benefits to be found from learning the ukulele!

With your help, our 5th grade students will be able to accompany their own singing on songs they may know (or even have written themselves!), find confidence in their own musical abilities and identities, collaborate with each other on musical projects, and have practical and personal experience with the use of harmony in music

My Project

The beauty of teaching the ukulele is that it does not take long before students can begin to take ownership over the instrument and the songs they play with it. After the first few weeks, I can begin each class with a few minutes of direct instruction to review hand position, chords, and posture, and then let the students take over from there. It is my experience that when afforded the freedom to tackle the challenges of learning an instrument on their own, students are more deliberate, patient, and creative in their practice.

Your donation could play a crucial role in teaching our students the value of hard work, and the reward to be found in working diligently to overcome the challenges associated with learning a musical instrument.

This is something that our band students already experience every week, and it is one of the most valuable lessons to be had in the course of a music education. Every student, not just those in band, should be given the same opportunity. There is so much to be gained from conquering just those four strings!

Mr. Wolfe
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 123 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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KA-SWB Waterman Soprano Ukulele • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.99 35 $1,399.65

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