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Mrs. Carstens from Montgomery MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Lights! Camera! Lego! Add-on

My students need more Legos and supplies! We had great success with our first run of stop-motion animations. However, more Legos and supplemental materials are needed to continue with this project.

  • $456 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students come from three rural communities in Minnesota: children of farmers, factory workers, school employees, computer programmers, and more. They are hard-working kiddos and are up for techie adventures in my class! I want to offer them amazing activities, but our school doesn't have the extra funding to provide some of these things for us.

Our first go at stop-motion animation projects was phenomenal!

However, more materials to create smaller groups is necessary. We would love your assistance in acquiring these materials to make our stop-motion animations even better!

My Project

I've already completed the stop-motion animation project with two groups of students; I'd like to continue with other students, but need more Legos and other materials!

I'm asking for more of the materials we already have, plus a 10-hub USB charger to charge our LED lights and storage containers.

More Legos, lights, and tripods will allow students to work in smaller groups, and a charger for lights will make the charging process easier & streamlined. Storage containers are needed for Legos, paper, scissors, tripods and lights; we are currently using cardboard boxes, which aren't holding up to repeated usage. Painter's tape allows students to mark camera & stage locations on the floor in our classroom, which lets them place the stage & camera in the same place on multiple days of recording.

Students are learning a lot about animation and the time-consuming processes involved in creating movies, especially moving characters, green-screen backgrounds, and basic movie editing. They are realizing that these processes are a lot more difficult than anticipated!

Mrs. Carstens
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $48.00 3 $144.00
DAISEN Camera Tripod, Octopus Camera Holder and Phone Tripod for iphone/Universal Smartphone/Cell phone/Camera Arbitrary installed With Remote Control(White) • Amazon Business $13.98 3 $41.94
AMIR Clip on Book Light, 16 LED Eye Care Reading Light, 3 Levels Brightness, 360° Adjustable Travel Light, Touch Switch, USB Rechargeable, Portable Bed/ Desk Lamp for Readers, Kids, Children (White) • Amazon Business $12.98 3 $38.94
Sterilite 19638606 Large Clip Box, Clear with Blue Aquarium Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $31.62 1 $31.62
Sterilite 17511712 6 Quart/5.7 Liter ClearView Latch Box, Clear with Sweet Plum Latches, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $29.92 1 $29.92
Sabrent 60 Watt (12 Amp) 10-Port Family-Sized Desktop USB Rapid Charger. Smart USB Ports with Auto Detect Technology [Black] (AX-TPCS) • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Upgrade Stackable Building Base Plates- Baseplate 10" x 10" in Variety Color, Compatible with all Major Brands (6PC Mixed) • Amazon Business $19.50 1 $19.50
3pk 1" x 60yd STIKK Blue Painters Tape 14 Day Clean Release Trim Edge Finishing Masking Tape (.94 IN 24MM) (3 Pack) • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
LEGO Classic Blue Creativity Box 10706 Building Kit • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98

Materials cost

$351.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$387.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.32

Total project goal

$455.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$455.46

1 Donor

-$387.14

Donations toward project cost

-$387.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$68.32

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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