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Ms. Orfanitopoulos from Hazlet NJ is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Animated Movies!

Help me give my students more props to create animated stop motion movies!

  • $176 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are seven to twelve-year-old children with brilliant, creative minds. At home, my students do not all have extras. I teach in a working-class town where many parents are busy working to provide for their families. Home support is not always a priority.

Our students come to school with open minds and big hearts.

As a teacher, I have witnessed so many positive experiences from my students. No matter what happens at home, my students stay focused on their school work. At my school, we promote positive behavior, attitude, responsibility, and knowledge.

My Project

We are requesting kits that students will use to create Stop Motion Animated movies in enrichment class. This is a great way to tie in literacy and creative writing in a fun way. After developing a story/plot, forming characters, describing a setting, students will be able to bring it to life using our iPads and the Stop Motion App.

We may have a future film maker on our hands!

I am looking for props that students can use to create their animated movies. These props are often very expensive, when working with 300 students I need several items for them to select. Stop Motion works by moving a prop in a very small way, then taking a photograph. The more photographs taken, the more realistic the animation looks. Students will take hundreds of photos to form a 1-2 minute movie.

I strive to bring engaging, hands-on projects to my classroom. I want to strengthen students 21st century skills, such as teamwork, problem solving, and creativity. Exposing them to new technologies and resources is a great way for them to develop new skills and form interests.

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Zing Stikbot 8 Solid Pink/Yellow/Light Blue/Green/Dark Blue/Purple/Orange/Red Color and Red Tripod • Amazon Business $29.52 2 $59.04
Zing Stikbot Pet Action Figure • Amazon Business $29.50 1 $29.50
R-Magic 48 Pcs Minifigures Building Bricks Community People with Accessories, Building Party Toys Gift • Amazon Business $28.80 1 $28.80

Materials cost

$117.34

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$149.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.31

Total project goal

$175.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$175.41

3 Donors

-$125.41

Donations toward project cost

-$106.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.81

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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