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Ms. Dycus from Slidell LA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Build It To Break Out

My students need a Breakout EDU kit and LEGOs to conduct different types of STEM related breakout activities in our classroom!

  • $915 goal

This project expired on August 5, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a teacher at a Title I School where a majority of my students are low income. These students often come from disadvantaged home lives, and school is a key component in helping to break that cycle. My students are extremely hardworking and loving! They come to school every day ready to learn, even when there are not many people in their corner.

Our school serves the south side of town, which was tremendously affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Many of our students move around often and do not have a stable home life.

My Project

I am very excited about this particular project for my class! I have never conducted a breakout activity in my classroom but I have seen it first hand in another classroom and the students absolutely LOVE THEM!

I am adding a twist to this breakout activity by integrating the STEM aspect to it!

The students will have to use the legos provided to them and build a specific tower, bridge, or other creation depending on the teachers instructions. Once they build their creation, they will escape that portion of the breakout and move on to the next task.

After the breakout is complete, the lego creations will be displayed for all of the students to see in the library! The kids will have no idea they are doing STEM during this interactive and creative way of teaching in the classroom!

Ms. Dycus
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 6 $287.94
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 • Amazon Business $27.99 6 $167.94
Breakout EDU Kit & Platform Access • AKJ Education $150.00 1 $150.00
LEGO Classic Green Baseplate Supplement • Amazon Business $5.99 12 $71.88

Materials cost

$677.76

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$59.30

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$777.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$137.16

Total project goal

$914.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$914.39

1 Donor

-$457.20

Donations toward project cost

-$388.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.58

match offer

-$457.19

Match offer toward project cost

-$388.61

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.58

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$0.00

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