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Mrs. Maiolo from North Port FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Community With LEGO

Help me give my students LEGO Minifigures and LEGO idea books to add to our classroom LEGO collection.

  • $179 goal

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My Students

I teach third grade at a diverse, Title I school in Southwest Florida. Our students come from numerous cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are an "A" school and one of 27 schools chosen by The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTAC) for "Exceeding Expectations." Through lots of hard work, our school continues to help our students succeed.

I have high expectations for my students and I have a rule in my classroom - "You should never be doing nothing."

Thanks to, I have an "Enrichment" area in my classroom where students can go when they are done with their regular work.

My Project

Our enrichment area to contains STEM activity cards, a variety of building materials (straws, popsicle sticks, magnetic tiles, LEGOs, etc), and challenging activities (such as a Rubik's cube and tangram puzzles).

My students' favorite activity in our enrichment area is to build with LEGOs!

However, we have no mini-figures to go with the bricks - I am VERY aware of this deficit because my students remind me DAILY that we need some mini-figures!! I'm requesting LEGO mini-figures to add to our LEGO area along with some idea books to help my students practice fine motor skills, following step-by-step instructions, and develop their creativity.

Thank you for helping me fill this simple request for my students!

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

This project will reach 16 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Community Minifigure Set for Role Play by LEGO Education • Amazon Business $46.95 1 $46.95
Build It! Farm Animals: Make Supercool Models with Your Favorite LEGO® Parts (Brick Books) • Amazon Business $18.89 1 $18.89
Build It! Robots: Make Supercool Models with Your Favorite LEGO® Parts (Brick Books) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Build It! Things That Float: Make Supercool Models with Your Favorite LEGO Parts (Brick Books) • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Build It! Things That Fly: Make Supercool Models with Your Favorite LEGO® Parts (Brick Books) • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Build It! Things That Go: Make Supercool Models with Your Favorite LEGO® Parts (Brick Books) • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Build It! World Landmarks: Make Supercool Models with your Favorite LEGO® Parts (Brick Books) • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87

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