Warm their Winter with Songs for Learning!

Goal: $ 2000

No of Donation: 41

 

 

Goal: $ 2000
Amount Raised: $ 2061
Remaining : $
No of Donation : 41
Category : Education
Url : http://www.guitarsintheclassroom.org
Contact Number : 760-452-6123
Address : 2770 Historic Decatur Rd.
State : San Diego
City : CA
Country : US
Zipcode : 92024

Challenge

Many communities have lost their elementary music programs. In California, just 18% of the schools offer music to children in grades K-3 now. How will children ever learn the songs of childhood if we don't keep the music alive? How will they hear classical music or jazz? Who will help them discover the power of music? At the time when children's brains are developing fastest, we can make sure that music and language are a core part of that process, giving children what they need to succeed.

Solution

Since 1998, Guitars in the Classroom (GITC) has been inspiring, training and equipping classroom teachers to integrate music making across the academic curriculum through "song-based instruction" so students of all ages have educational, musical access & opportunity at school every day. Our work prepares educators to lead music, employing it as a dynamic tool for reaching all learners, teaching all subjects, and building character, creativity and community.Programs & materials are free.
This special project will infuse pre-school through third grade classrooms with singing and special songs for learning to read, spell, write creatively and reason! Our focus on students in at-risk schools in the Southwest, Midwest, and on the Gulf Coast will dramatically improve early literacy as students create and share songs with their own Lyrics for Learning. In addition to training, participants will receive instruments, accessories and supplies with a focus on ukuleles in grades P-3!

Long-Term Impact

This project will help students do well in school- and develop the neural circuitry in their minds for understanding and using language and making music. It will supply teachers with materials and training they need to impart these crucial skills when children are young and most impressionable- through singing to learn, wholeheartedly, in class every day. Achieving grade level literacy by the end of third grade is the big goal. Other benefits include health, joy, friendship & lifelong learning!

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