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Ms. Vilagie from Roxbury MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building our Future with Legos!

Help me give my students have the tools to build their futures! They love to build, design, and create but do not have access to the materials they need.

  • $220 goal

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My Students

My students walk into the classroom every day full of energy and ready to learn. We are a Cape Verdean Creole classroom, meaning all of us are learning English together in the first grade, and have recently immigrated from Cape Verde.

My students are full of life, smiles, energy, and have hearts of gold despite the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Some have left family members behind in Cape Verde, and most are currently experiencing the difficulty of homelessness or living in transitional housing.

That does not dishearten them for they give their all each and every day to learn. My students truly love education, are playful, and love to build and create.

My Project

My students are highly creative and have many amazing designs they would love to build. We sadly do not have access to enough building blocks to allow students to create what is in their heads. Each student is currently limited to 25 blocks, which severely impairs there creativity, as well as our class ability to use them.

I would love to provide each child with enough blocks to create anything they desire, and as use the blocks to build three-dimensional representations of things we are learning!

We are going to be studying habitats soon. Students can build their animal habitats rather than drawing them, they can build reading predictions before we finish books together, and be designing worlds that they wish to write about. Our options are endless, we just need more blocks! Please consider donating to my highly energetic, STEM-centric students.

Ms. Vilagie
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 25 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Brickyard Building Blocks [Improved Design] 4 Green Baseplates, 10 x 10 Large Thick Base Plates for Building Bricks, for Activity Table or Displaying Compatible Construction Toys (4-Pack, Green) • Amazon Business $15.95 4 $63.80
The Wonderland Company Building Bricks - 1000 Pc Bulk Blocks - Includes 60 Roof Pieces - Tight Fit with Major Brands • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Barcaloo 400 Piece Wheels, Tires, and Axles Set - Building Brick Compatible Play Kit • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Brickyard Building Blocks 3-in-1 Building Bricks Set, 625 Pieces Compatible Brick Toys Farm, Pirates, & Zoo Theme w/ Instructions, 2 Bonus Brick Separators, and Reusable Storage Box (625 pcs) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
SCS Direct Building Bricks - 500 Pc Big Bag of Bricks Bulk Pastel Friends-colored Blocks with 27 Roof Pieces - Tight Fit with All Brands • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Taken All 82 Piece Windows & Doors & Fences Sets Building Block Toy -Compatible Major Brands Children Gifts • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80

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