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Ms. Ortiz from Brooklyn Park MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Materials for Building Brains!

My students need different building materials to create, build, problem-solve and work as a team.

  • $259 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Remember how much fun you had building and creating with blocks? Despite new technology, giving students the time and tools to build and create is just as important as ever (if not even more important).

We are a diverse Title I school, with students of many cultures, languages, and gifts.

Despite many social and economic barriers, our students love to learn, build, and create. For many of our students, English is not their first language. Hands-on activities are extremely important for their learning.

My Project

All students love to build and create. More than just fun, hands-on activities are so important for student development. We are asking for a number of different building materials kits that would allow students to become engineers!

Using these materials, we would create different challenges that students would work as a team to complete.

These challenges promote problem solving, teamwork, and fun.

Students who engage in building activities develop spatial awareness, cause/effect relationships, and motor skills. As students get older, opportunities to build decreases, but the need to engaged in hands-on activities is just as important. We want to unlock the architect in all our students!

Ms. Ortiz
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ZOOB BuilderZ 250 Piece Kit • Amazon Business $30.55 3 $91.65
72 Piece Build and Play Construction Fort • Amazon Business $26.49 1 $26.49
72 Piece Build and Play Construction Fort • Amazon Business $26.49 1 $26.49
ZOOB BuilderZ S.T.E.M. Challenge • Amazon Business $25.49 1 $25.49
Straw Constructor Interlocking Plastic Enginnering Toys 300 pcs-Colorful Building Toys- Fun- Educational- Safe for Kids- Develops Motor Skills-Construction Blocks- Best Gift for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$187.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$219.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.81

Total project goal

$258.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$258.73

3 Donors

-$258.73

Donations toward project cost

-$219.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.81

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$0.00

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