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Ms. Manion from El Monte CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ukuleles United!

Help me give my students a class set of 11 ukuleles (i purchased 2 used ones at a thrift store - so this would bring the total to 13) They will be well used and much loved!

  • $576 goal

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My Students

I Teach elementary music to students in grades K through six at two schools in the El Monte City district in Southern California. Many of my students are economically disadvantaged, and for most of them, English is their 2nd language. My students are awesome in that they are so appreciative of any and all opportunities they have to play instruments and make music. It is a special time that they don’t take for granted. Recently, there has been a big intetest in the ukulele among my students. The youger elementary kids love thd sound of it, and the size and playability if thd instrument is very appealing to them. Many of my older elementary students have taken to songwriting as a way to expess themselves. They take such joy in being creative and working together to make music. I want to give them as much of an opportunity as possible to nuture this creativity so they can carry it through to their juiir high/high school years - and beyond!

My Project

The addition of a classroom set of ukuleles will give students the opportunity to play and create music. Even though a basic ukulele is a relatively inexpensive instrument, most of my students’ families would not be able to afford this. These instruments will bring musical concepts to life, and will spark imagination and creativity for so many students! (One of My favorite parts of teaching music is seeing the smile on a studen’t face when they realize they are actually making music!!) Also, students learn to play music together and work as a team. And, they eill also get the opportunity to perform

Ms. Manion
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MU40 Soprano Ukulele Classroom 10-Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $369.99 1 $369.99
MU40 Soprano Ukulele • Woodwind and Brasswind $44.99 1 $44.99

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