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Ms. Montemer from Long Beach CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Make Music Come Alive!

My students need drums, a rhythm ribbon dance kit and flashlights for their activated learning lessons in music class!

  • $523 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are in six different elementary/K-8 schools in the Long Beach Unified School District. As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to provide the most engaging and enriching learning experiences for my students.

The majority of my students have limited experiences in the arts and music, and I want to give them the opportunity to create and experience the joy that only music can bring!

My Project

Students learn best by doing! Incorporating movement with props in music class makes the learning 'come alive' for students!! Students are active learners in my music classes.

I am requesting a variety of props which students will use while learning musical concepts.

For example, they will learn about musical form while I teach them using the ribbon streamers, or they will learn improvisation using the hand drums! These types of learning activities help students develop excellent listening skills while they are responding kinesthetically to some of the greatest classical and modern pieces of all time.

The props and rhythm instruments will provide my K through 5th grade students creative opportunities to sing, play, listen and move while learning the musical concepts- all while having fun!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lollipop Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $15.30 10 $153.00
XL Stretchy Band • Amazon Business $82.50 1 $82.50
EverBrite 9-LED Flashlight 6-pack Impact Handheld Torch Assorted Colors with Lanyard 3AAA Battery Included (Camping, Hiking, Emergency, Hunting ) • Amazon Business $9.99 7 $69.93
Rhythm Ribbon Dance (12 Pieces) • Amazon Business $10.45 4 $41.80
AmazonBasics AAA Performance Alkaline Batteries (36 Count) • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97

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