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Mrs. Thompson from New Orleans LA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Builder's Club

My students need building supplies such as Legos and K'nex sets, in order to learn the value of working together as a team, follow and give directions, and develop creativity.

  • $584 goal

This project expired on March 31, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Have you ever wondered how buildings or bridges were built? My scholars are eager to experience being an architecture, a leader, a construction worker, and a team player through building sets. I would like them to step into the shoes of these careers and see what it takes to be successful.

My scholars are amazing second, third, and fourth graders who are working there way to college.

They are eager to learn, explore, and teach each other. We speak daily about their future and what it takes to have successful careers as they work their way towards their goal of attending college. Our school promotes never giving up, learning from each other, taking care of each other, attending college, pride, enthusiasm, responsibility and being a part of a school family. Their teachers are an extension of their own family and go above and beyond for them. With these tools, we can create the steps to assist them in achieving this goal.

My Project

With the use of the Lego and K'nects building sets, my scholars will be able to experience potential careers that involve building. We will discuss the types of jobs that are involved with building, what materials are needed, the importance of being responsible (being on time etc...) on a job, the importance of working together as a team, and what skills are needed to work at a particular job. We will agree on a building project, assign jobs, talk about salary and benefits, develop a timeline for completion of the project, and our end goal. We will bridge this project into social studies, science, writing, reading, and math lessons. Scholars will see how their daily lessons relate to careers.

Your donation will help scholars to have a hands-on project to help them to learn how to function on a job no matter what type of career you chose.

This will give them something tangible to relate to, in addition to the classroom lessons they receive. This will give them the exposure to the skills and discipline needed to be successful in any career.

Mrs. Thompson
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Creator Limited Edition Set #5771 Hillside House • Amazon $99.99 1 $99.99
LEGO City Fire Station 60004 • Amazon $75.75 1 $75.75
IRIS LEGO 6-Case Workstation and Storage Unit with 2 Base Plates • Amazon $56.87 1 $56.87
LEGO Education Brick Set 779384 (884 Pieces) • Amazon $53.24 1 $53.24
LEGO Coast Guard Patrol • Amazon $51.99 1 $51.99
K'NEX Education - Kid Group Set • Amazon $43.20 1 $43.20
K'NEX Classics 50 Model Building Set • Amazon $24.99 1 $24.99
K'NEX 521 Piece Value Tub • Amazon $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$423.02

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$37.01

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$496.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.60

Total project goal

$583.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$583.98

1 Donor

-$583.98

Donations toward project cost

-$496.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.60

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$0.00

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