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Mrs. Lizaola from Bakersfield CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We've Got Rhythm!

Help me give my students some exciting new rhythm instruments from all over the world!

  • $233 goal

This project expired on May 12, 2020.

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My Students

The Norris School District is FULL of wonderful students who truly love to learn. The children are so eager to absorb every bit of music that they possibly can. Each 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade student attends music class for 30 minutes per week. In these 30 minutes, the children play, sing, and experience the joy of learning.

For many, music is the highlight of their week.

The children enter music class dancing, singing, and ready to learn. Each student is greeted and with a high-five, hug or hello as they enter the music class. Working at this district with these students is truly a treat.

My Project

The students of our district are so eager to learn. Each week, students in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade joyfully enter the music room to participate in songs, dances, games, and quizzes as they expand their knowledge of music literacy. We've spent the first half of the year learning how to recognize, write, and read all sorts of rhythms as well as many pitches. As their knowledge of rhythms and pitches expand, students will begin to put their skills to practice on various pitched and non-pitched instruments. I'd love to place some fun, cultural instruments in their hands and watch the magic take place.

I can't wait to see the joy in their eyes as they practice their growing skills in music literacy!

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 999 students.

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Official Kala Learn to Play Ukulele Soprano Starter Kit, Satin Mahogany – Includes online lessons, tuner app, and booklet (KALA-LTP-S) • Amazon Business $59.75 1 $59.75
Axatse African Shaker - Maraca, Rumba Shaker - 4" X 8" • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
40 Pieces Plastic Egg Shakers Percussion Musical Egg Maracas with 8 Different Colors for Kids Toys Music Learning DIY Painting • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Joyibay 12PCS Kids Musical Instrument Funny Castanets Wooden Toy for Children • Amazon Business $16.48 1 $16.48
Meinl Turbo Cabasa with Sound Ports for Extra Projection, Compact Size - Wooden Handle with Padded Soft Grip, Steel Cylinder and Chain, 2-YEAR WARRANTY (CA5BK-S) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
YMC Percussion FJS2S-RD Foot Tambourine with Steel Jingles, Red • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Deluxe Medium 4" Wood Frog Guiro Rasp - Musical Instrument Tone Block • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
Grover/Trophy FN232 Musical Spoons • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29

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