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Ms. Martin-Cotrell from Lorain OH is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
Help me give my students movement props to help supplement their folk dance and music class activities.
I teach general music in a school where all of the students receive free breakfast and free lunch. Most of my students come from a low-income, high-poverty community thus many creative outlets these students need are unavailable. As such, I strive to provide a safe, welcoming, learning environment in my music class. I want to give my students opportunities to explore, learn, create, and grow through music. The smiles I see when my students are having fun making music is priceless.
Students at our school believe that music prepares the brain for achievement, fosters superior working memory and cultivates better thinking skills.
We believe that by exposing our students to a successful music and arts program, they become well rounded and have a higher chance for success in the regular classroom.
Movement and folk dance is an essential part of the music curriculum. It is not enough to be a tuneful musician. Becoming physically literate individuals is also important.
In order to accomplish this I strive to incorporate folk dancing, circle games, and movement into every music class, no matter the age of the student.
The materials requested will help to enhance the movement experiences of the students. The stretchy bands will help with the circle games, keeping the students in a circle and helping to move as a unit as opposed to several individuals. The parachutes will be used for beat activities. Moving to a steady beat, showing melodic kine through movement, and teaching students to work with others whom they may not have picked originally. Finally, the hoops will be used with the primary grades to work on boundary development and center work.
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|KINDEN Parachutes Sports - Team Building Activity PE & Recreation Youth Character Development Toy for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business||$39.99||2||$79.98|
|Elastic Fleece Cooperative Stretchy Band Integrations Dynamic Movement Exercise Latex Band Stretchy 12 Feet Creative Movement Prop for Group Activities Special Needs Large Motor Coordination • Amazon Business||$34.99||2||$69.98|
|US Games Standard Hoops, 36-Inch (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business||$36.51||1||$36.51|
|Sportime Hula Hoop Tote-N-Store Bag, 36 Inches, Blue - 1478841 • Amazon Business||$20.24||1||$20.24|
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