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Mrs. Tweed from Nokomis FL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

An American Adventure

My students need California costumes of George Washington and other period clothing as well as a large ePhotoInc green screen to support the American Adventures we feel compelled to tell.

  • $594 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are enthusiastic learners. Our classroom extends curricular objectives through science and history. Our families, staff, our PTO work extremely hard in attempts to meet students’ needs and excite our students in reaching further, digging deeper, and reading more. Funds are applied to areas of greatest need with extensions reconsidered if funds remain.

Learning is an adventure, and this year we traveled forward in time by asking Elon Musk to fund our space travels; we went Mesozoic and measured ourselves against Jurassic creatures; we mushed on the Iditarod (Way to go, Joar!).

Now, we have “Survived the Revolution” and would like to tell the tale! When recounting the story of us, a nation, The United States of America, our students become avid storytellers, performing riveting re-enactments on accounts they have found through extending their own reading.

My Project

As a living museum, Rockefeller saw the potential enrichment offered by the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg, as I hope you will also recognize the power of making history come alive for our students. An American Adventure allows students the use of costumes and green screen purchased, to tell the stories they have experienced this year by re-enacting them in digital recordings. Students will write, cast, act, record, and edit short films that narrate exciting stories from our American past.

Cross curricular objectives are used in project based learning to accomplish a goal that is highly motivating for all involved.

Your donation to An American Adventure will expand our technological skills as we use our one classroom iPad to shoot short films against a green screen that will offer large choices of backgrounds. Applied research and continued readings will strengthen our understanding of the when, where, and why of a timeline we already greatly enjoy. Collaborative skills will be used as students write scripts with narrations and dialogue to best capture each event they deem important. The costumes purchased, will complete the scene when students dress the part to deliver their lines. Whether it’s writing, reading, acting, costumes, background, editing, directing, or producing each child will readily discover the job they enjoy most while being apart of a larger endeavor. Our American history will be memorable and treasured, our skills in communications will promote confidence and high self-efficacy.

Mrs. Tweed
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
California Costumes Pilgrim Girl Child Costume, Large • Amazon Business $27.09 2 $54.18
Background Stand Backdrop Support System Kit With 6ft x 9ft Chromakey Green Screen Muslin Backdrop By Fancierstudio 9115+6x9G • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
California Costumes Union General Ulysses S. Grant Boy Costume, One Color, Large • Amazon Business $35.97 1 $35.97
California Costumes Paul Revere Boy Costume, One Color, Medium • Amazon Business $32.00 1 $32.00
California Costumes Paul Revere Boy Costume, One Color, Medium • Amazon Business $32.00 1 $32.00
ePhotoInc Large Photo Video Photography Studio 10ft x 16ft Green Chromakey Chroma Key Muslin Backdrop Background Screen 1016G • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Civil War Blue & Gray Kepis ~ 2 Adjustable Cotton Soldier Hats & Civil War Game Sheet • Amazon Business $15.95 2 $31.90
Forum Novelties Children's Christopher Columbus Costume, Large • Amazon Business $29.43 1 $29.43
California Costumes Renaissance Queen Child Costume, Large • Amazon Business $29.09 1 $29.09
California Costumes Native American Princess Child Costume, Brown, Large • Amazon Business $28.28 1 $28.28
Rubie's Deluxe George Washington Costume – Large • Amazon Business $27.44 1 $27.44
Rubie’s Child’s Deluxe Abraham Lincoln Costume, Large • Amazon Business $25.89 1 $25.89
Rubie's Costume Co Colonial Boy Costume, Medium • Amazon Business $22.08 1 $22.08
Forum Novelties Union Officer Child's Costume, Large • Amazon Business $21.42 1 $21.42
California Costumes Pilgrim Boy Child Costume, Large • Amazon Business $20.97 1 $20.97

Materials cost

$467.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$504.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.05

Total project goal

$593.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$593.69

10 Donors

-$456.05

Donations toward project cost

-$402.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.41

match offer

-$120.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$102.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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