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Mrs. Abrams from Pinetops NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

More LEGOS, More Movies

Help me give my students more LEGO sets to create fun stop-motion animation movies.

  • $434 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I serve a combination of gifted learners and high achievers from disadvantaged backgrounds in three rural middle schools in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. We live in an area where there are more deer than people and poverty is a way of life. An area where many homes don't have access to cable television or high-speed internet because the lines don't run out that far. All students eat a free lunch because the county is so poor.

Most of my students dream of having the same opportunities and resources that most schools take for granted.

For example, core content classes are the only classes where my students have regular access to Chromebooks. In my Academically & Intellectually Gifted (AIG) enhancement class, we have no computers since there is no funding for Chromebooks for elective classes. How are my students supposed to be prepared for 21st-century jobs without exposure to 21st-century technology?

Despite their socio-economic challenges, my students are bright, inquisitive, motivated, and eager to learn. They stretch me to my limits as a teacher with their thirst for knowledge, particularly in the areas of science and technology. They are the best hope we have to return prosperity to our economically deprived community.

My Project

This past winter we got a project funded to provide stop motion animation cameras along with LEGO movie-making sets for our class. However, when the sets came in, they just did not contain enough LEGOs for all groups to build the sets they wanted to have for their stop motion films. These new LEGO sets would supplement the Legos we have, allowing more creative filming options while also enabling students to leave their filming sets intact between filming sessions.

Students will write and produce their own stop motion animation parody film retelling a famous story of their choosing.

This will combine ELA storytelling and writing skills along with important STEM skills including building and film production and editing. The goal is to have them develop their skills in analyzing a text and transforming it into a new and original format in a fun way.

My students are very excited about this project, and I think this will make an awesome assignment to come back to after our COVID-19 break.

Mrs. Abrams
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Community Starter Set • LEGO Education $225.95 1 $225.95
Creative LEGO¬® Brick Set • LEGO Education $69.95 1 $69.95

Materials cost

$295.90

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$23.08

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$368.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.02

Total project goal

$433.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$433.44

10 Donors

-$342.58

Donations toward project cost

-$297.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.39

Matching donations from our partners

-$83.79

Match offers toward project cost

-$71.22

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.57

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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