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Ms. Strauli from New Brunswick NJ is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Stick Together 'Cause That's How We Roll

My students need 6 drums, 9 bell sets and assorted and mallets for learning music.

  • $497 goal

This project expired on May 3, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I love being a Music teacher. I greet my students by name at the door. "Aloha Music Ohana. It's so nice to see you. What does Ohana mean?" Students: "Ohana means family and family means nobody gets left behind." "Yes. What is Music Ohana?" Students: "We All sing and play together as family."

"What's the most musical part of a turkey?

The drumstick!" (hardy, har, har) I love my students because (they laugh at my jokes) they're energetic, smart and strong. I teach grades K-8 and they are amazing! Sadly, many of them face a variety of challenges that children should not have to worry about: Poverty, hunger, homelessness, gang violence to name a few. Located in a city/urban environment, our school population is mostly African-American and Hispanic children. Many of the families we service are a part of the immigrant community as well. For many, this will be their first experience with an American school. There are many strong family units with parents who just want the best for their children. I want to give them the best music class I can give.

My Project

"Why didn't Handel go shopping? Because he was Baroque!" (I know, bad right?) For many students, learning to play a musical instrument can be frustrating or even intimidating. Percussion instruments are terrific because they are very accessible to children. Students can accompany other instruments or singers almost immediately by learning very simple rhythms and layering them. Later, these same instruments can be used with the upper grades to play more complex compositions. Consequently, I would use the drums and bells with 100% of the students I teach. I'll create special class ensembles to perform in our annual Spring Concert and a Pep Band for our SEL (Social Emotional Learning) assemblies.

"Why is a piano so hard to open?

Because the keys are on the inside!" (get it...?) Playing our new drums and bells will be great fun for my students. They will experience another way that they can be successful and creative in music. Studying a musical instrument requires discipline, perseverance, practice, time management and responsibility. These tie into the SEL goals: promote students' self-awareness, social awareness, relationship and responsible-decision-making skill.

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 400 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Xylobells Special 6-pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $99.90 1 $99.90
RB2130 Plastic Resonator Bells • Woodwind and Brasswind $25.50 3 $76.50
Rhythm Club Konga • Woodwind and Brasswind $24.95 2 $49.90
Rhythm Club Floor Tom • Woodwind and Brasswind $23.95 2 $47.90
Rhythm Club Bongos • Woodwind and Brasswind $20.72 2 $41.44
Resonator Bell Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $3.19 9 $28.71
RB2319 Soft Rubber Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $3.19 7 $22.33
RB2320 Plastic Ball Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $2.79 7 $19.53

Materials cost

$386.21

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$422.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.47

Total project goal

$496.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$496.47

3 Donors

-$496.46

Donations toward project cost

-$422.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.46

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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