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Mr. Taylor from Oakland CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books and Builders, a Hands-on Reading Experience

My students need books and LEGO about their favorite shows and characters to help them explore and drive their own learning!

  • $409 goal

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My Students

My students are a creative, thoughtful, and empathetic classroom of learners with many shared similarities and unique differences. We learn in different ways and express our knowledge in a variety of formats. We come to school each and every day to learn and grow. We aim to improve our academics and balance that with social emotional learning to strengthen our school environment.

Located in East Oakland, we are a dedicated bunch of learners looking to improve our school and neighborhood community.

We do our best to be equitable and meet the learning differences and needs of all of our scholars!

My Project

My students love to read, have vivid imaginations, and a knack for expressing themselves. We want to take our reading beyond the pages of our books and find new ways to strengthen and show our learning. We also want to promote creativity and teamwork through group projects and collaboration. From book clubs to LEGO buildings, we aim to create a fun learning atmosphere that promotes and drives both our learning and play.

Our goal is to enhance our reading and learning experiences through hands on play that also helps us foster our creativity and cooperation.

Whether creating a scene from our books, following building instructions as a group, or expressing our creativity and imagination, we will always be motivated to learn new things.

Mr. Taylor
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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 22 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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LEGO® Ninjago Reader Pack: 7 Book Set: #1: Way of the Ninja / #2: Masters of Spinjitzu / #3: The Golden Weapons / #4: Rise of the Snakes / #5: A Ninja's Path / #6 Pirates vs. Ninja / #7 The Green Ninja • Amazon Business $28.78 2 $57.56
LEGO Ninjago Movie Green Ninja Mech Dragon 70612 Building Kit (544 Piece) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Lego Ninjago Chapter Books Pack (Books 1-5) (Zane Ninja of Ice / Kai Ninja of Fire / Snake Attack / Jay Ninja of LIghtning / Cole Ninja of Earth) • Amazon Business $28.96 1 $28.96
LEGO Ninjago Movie Water Strider 70611 Building Kit (494 Piece) • Amazon Business $24.00 1 $24.00
LEGO Ninjago Street Race of Snake Jaguar 70639 Building Kit (308 Piece) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
LEGO Creator Creator Bundle 2 66575 Building Kit (224 Piece) • Amazon Business $19.76 1 $19.76
LEGO Ninjago Katana V11 70638 Building Kit (257 Piece) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
LEGO Creator Robo Explorer 31062 Robot Toy • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
LEGO Creator Rocket Rally Car 31074 Building Kit (241 Piece) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
LEGO Creator Mighty Dinosaurs 31058 Dinosaur toy • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
LEGO Creator Mythical Creatures 31073 Building Kit (223 Piece) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
LEGO Creator Extreme Engines 31072 Building Kit (109 Piece) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Legend of the Brown Ninja (LEGO Ninjago: Chapter Book) • Amazon Business $4.16 1 $4.16
Pythor's Revenge (LEGO NINJAGO: Chapter Book) • Amazon Business $3.78 1 $3.78
The New Ninja (LEGO Ninjago: Chapter Book #9) • Amazon Business $3.62 1 $3.62

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