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Mr. Andy from Flushing NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

True Life: A Day in the Life of Pre-K

My students need go pro action camera to document their outdoor play adventures and video editing software to make quality videos to show their parents.

  • $543 goal

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My Students

Ever wonder how a child views life and the adventures they go on when they put their backpacks on in the morning and set off for school? Pre-K is an adventure that needs to be documented for parents to see. Pictures alone aren't enough to capture these moments. Let's see life through the PoV of kids!

Welcome to Pre-K.

We learn through play and exploration, so you're required to bring your curiosity and imagination. My kids are young, ambitious, and curious, but there's darkness lurking about, that's much too serious. Pre-K is a time to explore and play, to imagine and create until the end of the day. But, the trouble that's looming, seems to be blooming. Academic rigor! Academic rigor! They're telling us to grow up much, much quicker. They want to prepare us to be college ready. We want to go to college, but at a pace that's steady. Our parents can't help us out of the trouble that's lurking. It's not their fault! They're too busy working! It's up to you to help us keep our childhood, which we're about to lose, you wonderful people of DonorsChoose! We hope to capture our kids' adventures of play, using a action documentation camera to record their day. We'll show their parents what they do. For they do not know the adventures they embark on, they haven't a clue!

My Project

Parents wonder what their children do in school on a daily basis. This is especially true in pre-K because for most of our students, it's their first year being in school and away from the ones they love and trust the most. The pictures we take and show our parents is a great way to engage and inform them of what their kids do, but what if we can show them? I want to bring in two action documentation cameras to record in the point of view of children as they engage during outdoor play. Parents can see how their children interact with others, what they are curious about, and what they do in school. As the cameras record the perspective of our students, the video editing software will edit the videos so they can be nicely presented to our parents. We hope to engage our parents and show them what their children do and how they learn in a natural playful environment.

Parents and guardians drop their children off at school everyday unaware of the journeys their pre-kindergarten children will embark on.

At the end of the day, they'll ask them what they did in school during dinner time discussions. The child can tell them and the parents can take their word for it and imagine the adventures of their child. With your support, they can now see what their children did and experience life in their child's perspective.

Mr. Andy
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GoPro HERO4 Session with Smart Remote • Amazon Business $249.99 1 $249.99
GeekPro 2.0-Inch WIFI HD 1080P 12MP Sports Camera Bundle with Bag, Waterproof Housing and Accessories (Black)(17 Items) • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Adobe Premiere Elements 14 • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Black Pro Basic Common Outdoor Sports Kit (13 Items) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99

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