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To provide our 4th and 5th grade students at High Point Elementary with the opportunity to learn a fretted string instrument (ukulele) before entering Middle School. To have a Ukulele performing group at our school.

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ARTS- Rockin' the Ukulele

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School:
High Point Elementary School 
Subject:
Music 
Teacher:
Crystal Berner 
 
Brian Scott 
Students Impacted:
176 
Grade:
Date:
September 24, 2021

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Only $991.10 Needed

 

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Goal

To provide our 4th and 5th grade students at High Point Elementary with the opportunity to learn a fretted string instrument (ukulele) before entering Middle School. To have a Ukulele performing group at our school. 

 

What will be done with my students

Money from this grant will go towards purchasing a classroom set of ukuleles and a ukulele stand for our students at High Point Elementary School. Students have access to various types of pitched/unpitched percussion instruments at our school, however, they have very limited access to string instruments.
The ukuleles purchased would be used in weekly classes of 4th and 5th grade students this year. We would study reading and playing various notes on the strings, and then move on to learning chords, Students will perform an informal, recorded performance as a class to share with parents. Students will be provided an opportunity to join a before school Ukulele club to "dig deeper" into various folk, classical, and pop ukulele pieces and perform alongside the school Chorus in our Spring Music Concert/Art Show. 

 

Benefits to my students

So many of the surrounding Middle Schools in the area have strings programs that are well-established. Having a head start on learning the mechanics of a fretted, string instrument will give the students of High Point Elementary a great base-knowledge when entering Middle School.
This grant would also help with an articulation goal of keeping students connected and interested in music after leaving Elementary School.
Including ukulele in the normal weekly curriculum for 4th and 5th grade students would incite more student "buy in" and incentivize participating in music outside of the normal school day. Younger students might become more interested in their future music studies. Morale at our school would be improved with the Ukulele performing group adding an instrumental portion to our Spring Music Concert/Art Show. 

 

Describe the Students

The students at High Point Elementary are from the Clearwater community. We have students of varying demographics, but have about 50% English as a Second Language (ELL) students. Our school is Title I, meaning that a majority of our students receive free/reduced lunch. Many of our students receive free breakfast, as well as free dinner each day.
Our school received a D last year, however, our school grade improved to a C, with our vast improvement in FSA scores.
Our students are hard-working, despite several of them being ESE, having ASD, or coming from homes with one or both parents speaking only Spanish. We call our students "scholars" because that is exactly what they are. They prove that anyone can rise above their circumstances! 

 

Budget Narrative

Ukulele Stand- Music is Elementary
Ukuleles- Amazon 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Mobile Ukulele Rack $639.00
2 HUAWIND Soprano Ukuleles (15) $352.10
  Total: $991.10

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Only $991.10 Needed

 

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