Our district arts coordinator has found a grant opportunity for all of our fine arts classrooms. This is WONDERFUL and I am very excited! However, the max you can request is $750 if your school matches up to $375 for a total of $1125. Wowie, wow, wow,wow! So, now I have to decide what to buy!!!! It has to be supplies to fill a void inside my classroom that keeps me from meeting my state standards.
At my core, I am a techie. So, my brain immediately goes to buy something technology related - enter iPad minis!!! But, the musical part of me is going - but you REALLY need instruments. Which is true, and I could get a LOT of multicultural instruments for the money...but, I keep going back to the shiny new iPads. My biggest instrument need is barred Orff instruments and frankly, $1100 doesn't go far at all when it comes to Orff.
What would you do if you were in my shoes? Technology - which is a need to fill some of my standards OR instruments?!?! HELP!!!!