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Mrs. Birkholz from Janesville WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Artist and Engineers at Work!

Help me give my students the tools to build, design and create with LEGOs and the Stacker Big Builder set.

  • $328 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are creative, energetic, and wonderful kids. We have a diverse population and over 95% of my students live below the poverty level, with some families experiencing being homeless at sometime during the school year. Many are missing basic essentials at home with art supplies not a high priority for many families. I want to make sure that I expose my students to as much as I can while they are at school. I feel it is important to incorporate as many different supplies and experiences as possible, to give an "art studio" feeling as much as I can. My students never disappoint in their creative, inventive, and unique ideas! They appreciate art supplies and come to art ready to engage in the creative process. After years of teaching I am still amazed at the creativity of my students (best job ever!)

My Project

Art is such a great way to integrate so many learning elements into a child's day. I want to include these building materials in my classroom for my students to be able to explore, design, build, and learn. These materials will allow choices for students and give hands-on opportunities to build and create.

With these materials, we can learn and explore sculpture as well as how engineering and design can all work together.

It is always amazing to see what a child creates when they are fully engaged in what they are creating, these materials will open up many opportunities for engaged learning.

Collaboration will be a natural benefit to adding these materials to the art room. They will open opportunities for students to work together and collaborate on what they are creating, become problem solvers, and members of a team.

Mrs. Birkholz
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 250 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ACTION-STACKER BIG BUILDER SET OF 125 • School Specialty $37.84 2 $75.68
Creative LEGO Brick Set • LEGO Education $62.95 1 $62.95
PEG PLAY TALL STACKER PEGS BUILDING SET OF 118 • School Specialty $42.59 1 $42.59
Large Building Plates Set • LEGO Education $36.95 1 $36.95

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