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Teacher Kazmierczak from Florence AZ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Show What We Know with LEGO's!

My students need LEGO's to create mini-movies as an alternative form of asssessment.

  • $383 goal

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My Students

We are a Title I school in rural Arizona with over eight hundred fifty students. Our students range in age from five to thirteen. We are in our second year of a three-year transition plan to becoming a full STEM school. Our students are very excited about STEM.

"I haven't failed.

I have just found 10,000 ways that won't work," Thomas Edison. This quote fits our STEM program because we are teaching our students to persevere as their projects might fail the first time. We use the Engineering Design Process to engage our students in the STEM journey.

My Project

My students are non-verbally gifted and need different ways to show what they have learned. I am working to create a program where they will have their own digital portfolios and create mini LEGO movies.

Their mini movies will show their understanding of concepts that they have learned in their core classrooms.

The students will chose the concepts and standards that they want to feature in their movie, storyboard their movies, create the scenes and props, film their movies, and finally edit these movies before turning them into their teachers.

The students will also have to write up a reflection paper about their movies and what they have learned. All of these pieces will be in their digital portfolios.

I would like for these students to use the LEGO baseplates and bricks to build models for their movies. They will also be able to use the LEGO BOOST robot to help animate their movies.

I want to stay as hands-off of these movies and let the students lead. There is an infomational book to help guide the students through how to make their movies. They will also have a class webcam that they will be able to use to film their movies.

Teacher Kazmierczak
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox 17101 Building and Coding Kit (847 Pieces) • Amazon Business $159.95 1 $159.95
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
KLUTZ Lego Make Your Own Movie • Amazon Business $20.03 1 $20.03
Upgrade Stackable Building Base Plates- Baseplate 10" x 10" in Variety Color, Compatible with all Major Brands (6PC Mixed) • Amazon Business $15.80 1 $15.80
Classic Building Base Plates 10" x 10" Baseplate - Compatible with All Major Brands (2 Geen+ 2 Blue) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
HAVIT HV-N5086 Camera and Webcam for Laptops, Desktop and PC • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

Materials cost

$271.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.43

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$325.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.40

Total project goal

$382.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$382.66

2 Donors

-$382.66

Donations toward project cost

-$325.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.40

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$0.00

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