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Mrs. Johnson from Titusville FL is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

What's That? Beats Me!

Help me give my students Diatonic and Chromatic Boomwhackers, Octavator Caps, Sound Shapes, and Sound Shape Activities for a grand old time!

  • $290 goal

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My Students

My students are young musicians yearning for more musical knowledge. We are in the midst of our 2nd year as a school. My students come from all over the district and drive or bus to our school to integrate STEAM into their curriculum. We laid the foundation for our music education journey last year! Now it is time to build upon their knowledge!

As a STEAM school, we integrate all subject levels.

Students make meaningful connections between music and what they are learning in reading, math, science, and social studies. We are constantly looking for new ways to connect across subjects and create hands-on, authentic experiences to learn, feel, and express concepts.

"Tell me, I forget; Show me, I remember; Involve me, I understand." said Carl Orff. Music education should be hands-on and authentic. I believe Carl Orff was a music educator before his time, advocating for a hands-on musical experience where students get to sing, play, and move. We strive to accomplish that with every music lesson at my school. Students leave my classroom having sung, played, and moved with smiles on their faces.

My Project

I would like to add another set of Diatonic Boomwhackers, a set of Chromatic Boomwhackers, and Lower Octave Boomwhackers to our boomwhacker collection. I would also love to add Octavator Caps as well to activate the lower Octave on our existing boomwhakers.

These Sound Shapes and Boomwhackers are great for teaching the correlation between the size of the instrument and the sound it produces.

Adding another set of Sound Shapes to our class would would also 10 students to play together instead of 5. I would love to add a collection of Sound Shape activities to our resources so that we can really get a lot of use out of them!

Students really love Boomwhackers and Sound Shapes. They get to hit the instrument and have a ton of fun! Students absolutely love when I take these instruments out for their lesson!

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

This project will reach 52 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sound Shapes Circle Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $95.99 1 $95.99
C Major Bass Diatonic Scale Set (Lower Octave) Boomwhackers Tuned Percussion Tubes • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.99 1 $39.99
Sound Shapes, Rhythms and More! (Activities for the Music Classroom) Composed by Tom Anderson • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.95 1 $29.95
C Major Diatonic Scale Set (Upper Octave) Boomwhackers Tuned Percussion Tubes • Woodwind and Brasswind $21.99 1 $21.99
5-Note Chromatic Set (Upper Octave) Boomwhackers Tuned Percussion Tubes • Woodwind and Brasswind $15.99 1 $15.99
Octavator Caps 8-Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99

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