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Mrs. Tyrrell from Concord CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Architecture is Art

Help me give my students an architecture-inspired STEAM unit that includes literature, art, and hands-on building.

  • $852 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high-poverty school, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, they come to school ready to learn and eager for new experiences.

I strive to provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

Many of them are being raised in single parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical". From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

Our arts magnet school students are interested in learning about careers in STEAM-inspired fields. They are interested in learning more about the field of architecture and and learning about well-known architects. They want to know about careers that are inspired by the arts.

Our students will use literature, art, and hands-on building Lego kits to deepen their understanding of architecture as an art form and to learn about careers in the field of engineering and architecture.

They will learn about architectural drawing, well-known architects, and many famous man-made landmarks around the world. Maybe we will inspire the next Frank Lloyd Wright.

Mrs. Tyrrell
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Creator Small Cottage 31009 • Amazon Business $37.72 1 $37.72
LEGO Classic Creative Builder Box 10703 (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Building a Dream: The Art of Disney Architecture • Amazon Business $25.98 1 $25.98
13 Architects Children Should Know • Amazon Business $12.70 2 $25.40
A Stroll with Mr. Gaudí • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
LEGO Creator Modular Modern Home 31068 Building Kit (386 Piece) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
The LEGO Architect • Amazon Business $20.28 1 $20.28
From Mud Huts to Skyscrapers • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Building on Nature: The Life of Antoni Gaudi • Amazon Business $19.66 1 $19.66
The Illustrated Atlas of Architecture and Marvelous Monuments • Amazon Business $19.56 1 $19.56
Architecture for Kids • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Archidoodle: The Architect's Activity Book • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
The Story of Buildings: From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Beyond • Amazon Business $16.22 1 $16.22
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Bridges and Tunnels: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects (Build It Yourself) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Young Frank, Architect • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
Look at That Building!: A First Book of Structures (Exploring Our Community) • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
13 Artists Children Should Know • Amazon Business $14.50 1 $14.50
This is Gaudí • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Future Architect's Handbook • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Her Right Foot • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
13 Buildings Children Should Know • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
CubicFun Mini Architectural Model Craft Kits&3D Puzzle Toys,Barcelona Casa Batll¨ C240h • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
How Animals Build (Lonely Planet Kids) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Cool Architecture: Filled with Fantastic Facts for Kids of All Ages (Cool Kids) • Amazon Business $12.84 1 $12.84
13 Bridges Children Should Know • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
Opposites with Frank Lloyd Wright • Amazon Business $12.52 1 $12.52
We Build Our Homes: Small Stories of Incredible Animal Architects • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
The Big Adventures of Tiny House • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
CubicFun 3D Mini Puzzle Architectural Model Kit Puzzle for Adults and Kids Toys,Statue of Liberty • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Iggy Peck's Big Project Book for Amazing Architects • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
13 Skyscrapers Children Should Know • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Antonio Gaudi: Master Architect (Tiny Folio) • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
T.S. Shure Introduction to Architecture Creativity Set & Book • Amazon Business $10.60 1 $10.60
The Man Who Made Parks: The Story of Parkbuilder Frederick Law Olmsted • Amazon Business $10.11 1 $10.11
Molly and the Magic Suitcase: Molly Goes to Barcelona (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Build It!: An Activity Book on Architecture (Smithsonian) • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
How a House Is Built • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
My Little Golden Book About the Statue of Liberty • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$627.04

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$57.37

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$723.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$127.73

Total project goal

$851.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$851.55

1 Donor

-$851.55

Donations toward project cost

-$723.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$127.73

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$0.00

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