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Mrs. Calipetro from Kansas City MO is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

(Xylo)Phones are calling out K-5 students' talents!!

Help me give my students xylophones, so they can expand their music reading and playing skills.

  • 4 donors
  • $576 still needed
  • 4 donors
  • $576 still needed
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My Project

My goal as a Music teacher in an urban district, is to expose my K-5 students to as many musical experiences as I can. We learn many genres, and I focus on the styles to which they would not typically listen, and tie the history into genres with which they are familiar. I expose my scholars to music theory, instruments, music history and composers, singing and vocabulary words. I bring in geography, math, science and reading skills wherever I can, in an attempt to tie into their general education requirements and help reinforce them.

One area in which my resources are lacking, is having melodic instruments to play.

I have percussion toys, but only a couple of melodic instruments, which are so important to mastering reading music. I would like to build my inventory so more students can participate each day. Thank you for helping to build strong future musicians!

Mrs. Calipetro
Never Before Funded Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 320 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Xylophone Regular Diatonic • Woodwind and Brasswind $289.99 1 $289.99
Xylophone Regular Diatonic • Woodwind and Brasswind $219.99 1 $219.99
C Major Scale Glockenspiel • Woodwind and Brasswind $59.99 1 $59.99

Materials cost

$569.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$608.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$107.39

Total project goal

$715.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$715.91

3 Donors

-$120.00

Donations toward project cost

-$102.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.00

match offer

-$20.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$17.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

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$575.91

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