Education Through Music

$390 of $350 goal

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Leal PTA is raising funds to purchase an Education Through Music (ETM) Professional Development Course (30 hours of instruction) for Kindergarten teacher LaDonna Helm.

ETM promotes language development, listening skills, intellectual growth, literacy, physical coordination, sensory integration, social skills, effective self-concept, and musical development. It reduces impulsiveness, inattention, bullying, and aggression. It develops focus and attentiveness while reducing distractibility and impulsivity. It stabilizes the emotional system, promoting self-monitoring and motivation. It cultivates social interactive skills and regard for others while reducing aggression. It increases both spatial awareness and sequential thinking. The above are achieved through song, movement, and interactive play.

LaDonna Helm notes that “In my twenty-one years of teaching kindergarten, I have noticed an increase in the number of students who enter kindergarten lacking solid listening skills, social skills, effective self-concept, and self-control. I currently sing a variety of songs to promote social skills, gain students’ attention, and transition them from one activity to the next. Music helps to create a classroom of eager, alert children with eyes and faces brightened. ETM fosters the development and well-being of children.

My enrollment in ETM will impact current and future kindergarteners. In addition to using ETM with my homeroom students, I will use it during Kindergarten Friday Switch, allowing ETM to impact all Leal Kindergarteners.”
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We're just $60 away from our goal! You are all so amazing!
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LaDonna Helm
34 months ago

Thank you to everyone who generously donated funds to support me and the students of USD #116. I am delighted and grateful to have this opportunity to grow professionally as I learn new and creative ways to engage students.

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George Antonakos
34 months ago

We love that this will benefit all Leal kindergarteners for years to come!

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$390 of $350 goal

Raised by 10 people in 34 months
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CS
$100
Carl Schoedel
34 months ago
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I'm in!

$10
George Antonakos
34 months ago

Thanks for the opportunity to help out!

$40
Anonymous
34 months ago
$10
Erica Cooper-Peyton
34 months ago

Yay for the integration of the arts in everyday classroom activities!!!

SR
$10
Susan Roughton
34 months ago

What a fun way to keep your kiddos engaged! Good luck reaching your goal.

$50
Jen Straub
34 months ago

Ms. LaDonna's classroom is a magical place to learn! Glad to help continue that magic!

KA
$10
Katherine Adams
34 months ago

Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving and hoping you receive funding for the class. I shared on facebook.

LaDonna Helm
34 months ago

Thank you to everyone who generously donated funds to support me and the students of USD #116. I am delighted and grateful to have this opportunity to grow professionally as I learn new and creative ways to engage students.

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George Antonakos
34 months ago

We love that this will benefit all Leal kindergarteners for years to come!

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