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Mrs. Vaughn from China Spring TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Comprehension and Story Telling Skills With LEGOs!

Help me give my students LEGO mini figures, baseplates, and the LEGO Creative Basic building set to help us recreate stories for retelling. We will also create stories to help us with our own writing!

  • $203 goal

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My Students

My students and I are so excited about learning! I teach an inclusion class of approximately 44 first grade students with my partner teacher. My responsibility is all things ELAR, but we inspire to integrate more projects that are cross-curricular. We grow so much as readers and thinkers in first grade. I try to cultivate a love for learning and reveal what makes learning new skills and information exciting and rewarding.

Our classroom loves to learn through hands-on activities!

We learn through activities. We explore and create. However, it takes a lot of resources above and beyond what a traditional classroom needs. I try to provide a lot of these, but as a teacher and mom, it's difficult and that's where I appreciate any help we can get!

My Project

We are going to use the LEGO Basic Creative set along with the baseplates and minifigures to build scenes from stories we read to reinforce our comprehension.

Hands-on learning is so important to help students apply skills they've gained in the classroom.

As we become more skilled in writing, we will build scenes with the LEGO items to help inspire our own stories.

Many of our STEM activities also involve creating using a variety of resources so these LEGO items will come in useful as students plan and create in our classroom.

Thank you for your support for these items that will support our learning, and the learning of many years of students to come!

Mrs. Vaughn
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Classic Creative Building Box Set 10704 • Amazon Business $56.95 1 $56.95
Strictly Briks Classic Baseplates 6" x 6" Building Brick Baseplates 100% Compatible with All Major Brands | Base Plates for Building Towers, Tables, and More! | 24 Baseplates in 24 Fun Colors • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
IRIS Portable Project Case for 6" x 6" Paper, 8 Pack • Amazon Business $26.77 1 $26.77
Naturalway Minifigures Set - 48+26pcs Community Mini People and Accessories 100% Compatible Building Bricks Minifigures for Kids Party,to Build More Fun. • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99

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