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Mrs. Patterson from Richmond TX is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Using Ukes to Strum Up Sunshine

My students need a class set of ukuleles to expand their musicianship and spread sunshine to others with their strumming.

  • $919 goal

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My Students

My students truly are shining STARS! We have a very diverse campus of students in Grades K-5. As their music teacher, I have the honor of helping them shine on and off the stage. Especially through our most recent challenge as a school family.

Our elementary school was flooded during Hurricane Harvey last year and our students and staff were displaced onto two different campuses (K-2 at one school and 3-5 at another school).

I travelled between the two schools all year to teach them and tried to help create a sense of normalcy through music. I am so proud of their resiliency and how we persevered!

My Project

The ukulele is known worldwide as a peaceful and relaxing instrument to play. The ukulele can teach young students a lot of valuable music skills such as pitch, harmony, and rhythm and is a great beginner string instrument because of its small size and simple four-string body. Even after learning just one chord, my students will feel confident enough to strum along to a ton of songs!

I know that feeling successful at playing a new instrument, like the ukulele, will bring a lot of sunshine back into our Hurricane Harvey affected school and community.

Currently, our school does not have any string instruments, so a class set of ukuleles would be super exciting. Please help me introduce this wonderful and harmonious instrument to my students.

Mrs. Patterson
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MU40 Soprano Ukulele Classroom 10-Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $369.99 2 $739.98

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