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Ms. Amodeo from Los Angeles CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Makey Makey Makes Our Day

My students need architecture kits, a Makey Makey invention kit, and extra alligator clip leads so they can create unusual controllers and build amazing structures.

  • $543 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We love to build, so let's makey makey some stuff!

My fifth graders live in a working class and immigrant neighborhood.

Some of them are learning English as a second language, some have special needs, some are gifted, and all of them love to learn. Our Title I school is an important safe haven for my kids who are surrounded by poverty and gang activity. We are empowering students through art when we connect the arts to all curricular areas, including the humanities, history, literature, and science.

My Project

When kids are building things, their brains are working overdrive. I would like to give my students some building kits that will give them the opportunity to flex their brains. The Makey Makey kit with clips can be used to create computer controllers out of any object imaginable. You can connect the Makey Makey device to a banana, a hat, or a piece of clay, and then use that object to control a computer. It's amazing! The architecture "Matchitecture" kits will give my students a chance to create buildings in three dimensions. We are asking for a Makey Makey kit, clips, and several Matchitecture kits like the Eiffel Tower, the White House, and the Statue of LIberty.

With your generous donation, my students will be able to engineer great pieces of architecture and technology.

The creative possibilities are endless, and they won't even know they're learning. My students and I thank you!

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Ms. Amodeo
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 32 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JoyLabz - Makey Makey Invention Kit - Multi • Best Buy Education $43.86 1 $43.86
Bojeux Matchitecture - Gold Rush Train • Amazon Business $52.23 1 $52.23
Bojeux White House (1900 Pieces) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Bojeux Matchitecture - Statue of Liberty • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Bojeux Matchitecture - Fire Truck • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Bojeux Matchitecture - Eiffel Tower • Amazon Business $27.34 1 $27.34
Bojeux Matchitecture Motorcycle Model Kit • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Bojeux Matchitecture - Rescue Helicopter • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Bojeux Matchitecture - Japanese Bridge • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Bojeux Matchitecture - Chrysler Building • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Bojeux Matchitecture - Empire State Building • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Clip Leads, 24 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $15.16 2 $30.32
Bojeux Matchitecture Microbeams Refill Model Kit (2000-Piece) • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97

Materials cost

$386.64

Vendor shipping charges

$3.03

State sales tax

$35.38

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$460.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.33

Total project goal

$542.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$542.18

3 Donors

-$241.68

Donations toward project cost

-$230.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

match offer

-$271.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$230.42

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.66

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$29.41

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$0.00

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