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Ms. Bassett from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Foundation Brick By Brick.

My students need LEGO kits to explore engineering and the creative process.

  • $391 goal

This project expired on July 28, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences. My students are creative, clever and very spontaneous.

They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention.

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

These LEGO building sets will help keep my kids busy with creativity.

My students learn best when they are able to create with their hands.

By having these LEGOs in our classroom my students will be able to build a community that they are able to learn from. There are so many benefits of LEGOs! The LEGOs biggest benefit is the social interaction between my students.Playing with LEGOs with a peer will encourage socialization! One of the set of LEGOs on my list is the "Emotion" set for social Emotion Development. Every day we work on our emotions and understanding emotions with my students with autism. How perfect for my kiddos!

Creating your own work and building a creation can be very rewarding and fulfilling for a child.

There are so many benefits with LEGOs...the list goes on...learning colors, counting, and helping a child with their fine motor skills! LEGOLs will be the highlight our our classroom!

Ms. Bassett
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Math Train • LEGO Education $104.95 1 $104.95
Cafe Set with Storage • LEGO Education $104.95 1 $104.95
Build Me Emotions • LEGO Education $72.95 1 $72.95

Materials cost

$282.85

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$332.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.60

Total project goal

$390.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$390.69

1 Donor

-$195.34

Donations toward project cost

-$166.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.30

match offer

-$195.35

Match offer toward project cost

-$166.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.30

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$0.00

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