You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
  • $240 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Caulton Burgess
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Wiz Kids 2

My students need costumes, such as wigs and dresses, and props for their production of "The Wiz".

My Students

When I began working at my school, my scholars were without music as a special subject class for 7 years. As the new music teacher, I was moved by scholar engagement and how much they loved performing for peers, teachers, leadership,and parents. Scholars with academic and behavioral challenges also thrived in music. After reflecting on a successful first year of music instruction, I set a future goal to broaden scholar skills and exposure to the arts. I also planned to use music to help address some of the academic and behavioral challenges our scholars face.

In 2015, I received a grant to use a rigorous arts based curriculum that combined Common Core and musical theater in "The Lion King Experience." The program culminated in a full-on musical production of Disney's Lion King Kids.

We also took our scholars to see the Broadway touring production Disney's The Lion King in a neighboring city. It was such a rewarding experience socially and academically for our scholars we we're able to do it over again with Disney's Cinderella Kids thanks to our friends at Donors Choose.

Because of the success, we will continue with this model of analyzing, performing, and viewing a shows!

My Project

It is my goal to give my scholars, on stage and in the seats the most authentic musical theater experience as possible. We need assistance with costuming, props, and Items for our set. Costumes help bring stories and characters to life, not only to for the actors but for the audience members as well.

Costumes give courage and confidence to my shyest scholars as they lose inhibitions and excitedly emerge out of his or her shell.

For a school without an auditorium the props and set designs can transform a cafeteria and gymnasium into enchanted worlds of endless hope and possibilities.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wuchieal Girl's Sparkling Sequin Sleeveless Bodycon Stretchy Mini Party Dress Red • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
Lucky 21 Nom Girls Legging Long Leg Perfect Fit Variety Of Colors Large Size Red • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Kangaroo's Brown Dreadlock Wig, Unisex; Color Choice • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
EmaxDesign Wigs 28 Inch Cosplay Wig For Women With Wig Cap and Comb(Dark Blue) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
AKStore Women's Heat Resistant 28-Inch 70cm Long Curly Hair Wig with Wig Cap, Black • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
18" Wicked Witch Legs, Halloween Decor • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Samtree Unisex Snapback Hats,Adjustable Hip Hop Flat Brim Baseball Cap (01-Silver) • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Wizard of Oz Tin Man-Heart Clock, 75th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $6.11 1 $6.11
Rubie's Costume Co Slvr Metallc Cream Makeup Costume,0.7 oz • Amazon Business $3.63 1 $3.63

Materials cost

$161.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.69

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$203.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.93

Total project goal

$239.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$239.53

2 Donors

-$237.76

Donations toward project cost

-$203.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.16

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 550 students.

Project Activity

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":null,"showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3302038],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"DC","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":3212031,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/wiz-kids-2/3212031/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":550,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Caulton Burgess","authorIds":{"3302038":{"owner":"Mrs. Caulton Burgess","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3212031],"proposalHash":"1003394646","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp3302038_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1468021987546","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20690873,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzczMzA0MA==","MzMwMjAzOA=="],"teacherId":3302038,"schoolCounty":"District Of Columbia","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"DC","name":"District of Columbia"}}