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Mrs. McMaster from Youngstown OH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Our Day with LEGOs

My students need Build me emotion LEGOs, creative LEGO build set, and math train. LEGOs to teach us how to use fine motor skills and academic skills at the same time.

  • $700 goal

This project expired on September 1, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Did you know LEGOs are the best and most interesting toy, as well as they have been around a really long time. My students love to make castles, create roads, and build a home for us to use our doll house figures in. But the problem is that we don't have Legos, we currently use my daughters old Legos. As a teacher in a head start classroom, 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 classroom has two sessions, an AM and PM one, with 16 children in each.

My students have speech and language delays as well as cognitive delays. They attend school four days a week and work on school readiness goals. This means that children are ready for school, families are ready to support their children's learning, and schools are ready for children. The majority of the children in my classroom come from low-income homes, and this is their first exposure in a school setting.

My Project

We need Build Me Emotions LEGOs, creative LEGO build set, and math train. LEGOs to teach us how to use fine motor skills and academic skills at the same time. This project is designed for students to use LEGOs to increase their knowledge of community helpers, urban and rural living as well as provide opportunities for increasing social and exploring pretend play. The children will have the opportunity to recreate fairy tales, create vehicles and design the future as architects. We need LEGOs to just free create and allow our minds to take over.

If you believe in someone then let them create and be their own person.

There is an art to meaningful pretend play.

Children will have the opportunity to collaborate with one another and create a mini LEGO play. Children will be able to increase small motor skills by collaborating together and building a community. This community will have helpers which children may encounter on a regular basis. With these materials children will learn about their community, become aware of what country living may consist of and gain skills to collaborate with other children in the classroom.

Mrs. McMaster
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 32 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
StoryTales Set for Storytelling and Language Development by LEGO Education DUPLO • Amazon Business $120.95 1 $120.95
Math Train • LEGO Education $104.95 1 $104.95
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 2 $95.98
Build Me Emotions • LEGO Education $72.95 1 $72.95
Creative LEGO Brick Set • LEGO Education $62.95 1 $62.95
Wheels, Tires, and Axles - 459 Pieces Building Bricks Compatible Set by Brickyard Building Blocks - Includes Steering Wheels, Windshields, and Colorful Brick Building Chassis Pieces (459 pcs) • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
Building Bricks - Regular Colors - 1,000 Pieces Classic Bricks - Compatible with all Major Brands • Amazon Business $32.79 1 $32.79
Upgrade Stackable Building Base Plates- Baseplate 10" x 10" in Variety Color, Compatible with all Major Brands (6PC Mixed) • Amazon Business $15.80 1 $15.80

Materials cost

$541.32

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$594.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$104.90

Total project goal

$699.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$699.34

5 Donors

-$317.84

Donations toward project cost

-$299.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

match offer

-$347.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$295.35

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.12

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$34.03

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$0.00

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