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Mr. Pande from Gallup NM is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexing Our Creativity through Game and Movie Making

Help me give my students materials to sharpen their thinking and creativity with movie/game design kits.

  • $862 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Out in the high desert of northwestern New Mexico lies a class of incredibly talented, curious, and kind students. These students have dreams that extend far beyond the dusty mesa landscapes of the Four Corners. At the heart of their ambition is realizing a challenging, relevant, and engaging education.

Our school exists in a unique space - on the border of the largest American Indian reservation, and also containing a very ethnically diverse student body.

We value diversity and learn from each other as much as we learn from our curriculum. I hope you can help my deserving students cultivate a love of learning and achieve their ambitions by supporting our classroom!

My Project

As a STEM teacher, I am in a unique and valuable position to enrich students' creativity and critical thinking skills. By not being bound to a curriculum, I am able to explore high-interest topics, such as finance, forensic science, and computer modeling.

Game and movie design is an engaging and challenging endeavor that helps students sharpen these skills.

Students learn to collaborate and are able to sprinkle their own interests into creating something they can 'own' and be proud of. Additionally, these skills will help students think of careers down the line which involve creativity and production.

The Lego and Bloxels kits allow students to make stop motion videos and their own video game levels, tangibly using materials, and then translating to a digital version that they can edit and share. Additionally, we have been working on developing our own board games - the Evolution board game is a great collaborative game to illustrate science concepts/vocabulary, and the Spot It games will be used as part of a daily warm up to sharpen visual pattern recognition. Thank you in advance for your support!

Mr. Pande
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Klutz Lego Make Your Own Movie Kit • Amazon Business $20.99 14 $293.86
Bloxels Star Wars Build Your Own Video Game • Amazon Business $11.95 14 $167.30
North Star Games Evolution Strategic Game • Amazon Business $32.13 5 $160.65
Spot It! Fire & Ice • Amazon Business $15.34 1 $15.34
Spot It! San Francisco • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Emojinks Emoji Card Games For Families - Fun Card Game For kids Emoji Party Toys Gifts For Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Spot It! Fishing • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Spot It! 123 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Spot It! Camping • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$692.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.38

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$732.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$129.26

Total project goal

$861.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$861.75

11 Donors

-$699.28

Donations toward project cost

-$609.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.04

match offer

-$145.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$123.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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