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Ms. Curioca from Van Nuys CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Digital Stories in TK and K!

My students need LEGO stop motion materials to create unique digital story telling in small and whole groups with teacher guidance!

  • $333 goal

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My Students

My young students are loving, energetic and full of life! They come from diverse cultural backgrounds and all are learning English as a second language. All twenty-five of my students come from a low social economic neighborhood where many parents have to work countless hours to provide basic needs to their children. Our Title I school provides a free breakfast and lunch meal program to all students. They come to school ready and excited to learn every day.

Although the majority of students have limited previous formal school experience - they are ready to develop oral language English skills and learn to be amazing digital storytellers!

Students are never too young to learn to use technology while learning to develop language skills and tell stories!

My Project

All of my students are learning English as a second language and, as a result, they struggle with being able to express their opinions and ideas. My students are also young and are learning to use language conventions to convey meaning and communicate. However, these limitations do not mean they have nothing to say or communicate! My students are creative and full of amazing ideas they can share if given the right tools.

LEGOS Stop motion materials will help my students communicate and create using age-appropriate materials to produce the amazing ideas they have!

As young learners, my students love to build, to create and use LEGOs! LEGOs are an amazing tool that helps with early developmental skills and will let my students turn their imaginations into amazing works of art. With teacher guidance, students can use the LEGO stop motion to create individual stores, role play knows stories and make still motion movies. To further expand their technological knowledge, students will use our class iPod to make small still motion movies that we can share in class, with our grade level and parents. To make learning fun and motivate students, we will use a Hollywood Movie Clapper, The LEGO Animation and LEGO Make Your Own Movie books, and LEGO Bricks and Gears, Creative Bricks, Chain Reactions, Classic Fun Future, and Rainbow Fun building sets!

This project will help my students build on their language development skills while having fun using age-appropriate materials to make still motion films!

Ms. Curioca
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Smart Builder Toys 60 Piece Animal Set Wild Farm Ocean Desert & Accessories (Duplo Compatible) • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Matty's Toy Stop "Brik-Kase" Storage Case Compatible With Lego • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Community Figures Set Lego Duplo Compatible 16 Pieces By Lp Toys- Includes Police Man, Pilot, Farmer, Construction Worker, Conductor, Nurse, Acrobat Girl, Female Zoo Keeper, Mom, Dad, Grand Pa, Kids and More • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
3-in-1 Building Bricks Set, 625 Pieces Compatible Brick Toys by Brickyard Building Blocks - Farm, Pirates, & Zoo Theme w/ Instructions, 2 BONUS Brick Separators, and Reusable Storage Box (625 pcs) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
KLUTZ Lego Make Your Own Movie • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
The LEGO Animation Book: Make Your Own LEGO Movies! • Amazon Business $16.38 1 $16.38
LEGO Classic Bricks and Gears 10712 Building Kit (244 Piece) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit • Amazon Business $14.96 1 $14.96
LEGO Classic Creative Bricks 10692 Building Blocks, Learning Toy • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Epic LEGO Adventures with Bricks You Already Have: Build Crazy Worlds Where Aliens Live on the Moon, Dinosaurs Walk Among Us, Scientists Battle Mutant Bugs and You Bring Their Hilarious Tales to Life • Amazon Business $12.17 1 $12.17
LEGO Classic Fun Future 10402 Building Kit (186 Piece) • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
LEGO Classic Green Baseplate Supplement • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Hollywood Movie Clapper • Amazon Business $5.15 1 $5.15
LEGO Classic Rainbow Fun 10401 Building Kit (85 Piece) • Amazon Business $4.89 1 $4.89

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