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  • $450 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Hansen
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Full Steam Ahead With Stop Motion 2

My students need a camera, tripod, memory chip, modeling clay, sculpture wire and assorted paper to create puppets and scenery for Claymation movies.

My Students

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for." Georgia O'Keeffe

I teach fifth grade Reading, Writing and Social Studies in rural Southwest Missouri.

I have a class full of vibrant children who really want to be successful learners. I teach in a school where more than 65% of our students receive free or reduced lunch due to their parents' economic status. Due to budget cuts the funding for classroom materials has been seriously decreased. I receive only enough money to keep my class provided with basic paper supplies. My Project: I believe that all children are gifted in some way and should be exposed to many different ways of expressing what they have learned. All children can and want to learn but not all can be successful in the same ways. Maybe some students struggle writing stories in the traditional method, but give them some clay and a camera, and they weave a magical tale!

My Project

My students need cameras, memory cards, and tripods to create stop motion animations. Once I have taught them the principles of stop motion animation, my students will be able to collaborate on many animated projects to show what they have learned. Retelling stories, folktales and legends, producing a video about bullying or conservation, producing animations to show what they have learned in Science or Social Studies, or animating a story they have written are a few of the things my students can do with these cameras. I have found that once children have had a successful guided experience making animations, they are eager to make more.

The camera will allow my students to express their imagination and learning in a new and exciting way.

By donating to this project you are helping me bring all my students to higher levels of expression. These materials will increase interest and excitement in all areas of classroom learning.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Canon - PowerShot ELPH-150 IS 20.0-Megapixel Digital Camera - Blue • Best Buy for Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Daler-Rowney Charcoal Paper - 8-1/4" x 11-3/4", Assorted, Pad, 30 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $10.31 4 $41.24
Sargent Art Non-Hardening Modeling Clays - Set of 4, 1 lb, Assorted Colors • Blick Art Materials $2.58 8 $20.64
Blick Sculpture Wire - 14-gauge, 350 ft Spool • Blick Art Materials $12.72 1 $12.72
Lowepro - Geneva 10 Camera Case - Black • Best Buy for Business $5.64 4 $22.56
Daler-Rowney Canford Paper - 8-1/4" x 11-3/4", Black, Pad, 30 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $10.31 2 $20.62
Daler-Rowney Charcoal Paper - 8-1/4" x 11-3/4", Festive, Pad, 32 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $10.31 2 $20.62
Canson Watercolor Papers - 9" x 12", 100 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $15.12 2 $30.24
Sargent Art Non-Hardening Modeling Clays - Set of 4, 1 lb, Colors of My Friends • Blick Art Materials $2.58 5 $12.90
Sargent Art Non-Hardening Modeling Clays - 1 lb, Terra Cotta • Blick Art Materials $2.58 4 $10.32
SanDisk - Ultra 8GB microSDHC UHS-I Class 10 Memory Card - Gray/Red • Best Buy for Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Insignia? - 6'Tripod - Black • Best Buy for Business $3.40 2 $6.80
Sargent Art Non-Hardening Modeling Clays - 1 lb, Titanium White • Blick Art Materials $2.58 4 $10.32
Sargent Art Non-Hardening Modeling Clays - 1 lb, Jet Black • Blick Art Materials $2.58 5 $12.90
Sargent Art Non-Hardening Modeling Clays - 1 lb, Gray • Blick Art Materials $2.58 5 $12.90
Sargent Art Non-Hardening Modeling Clays - 1 lb, Cream • Blick Art Materials $2.58 2 $5.16
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$346.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$382.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.43

Total project goal

$449.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$449.55

1 Donor

-$449.55

Donations toward project cost

-$382.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.43

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 38 students.

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