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Mrs. Pierce from Bayside CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building STEAM With Building Bricks

Help me give my students the building materials, like LEGO kits and Technic parts, they need to create artistic engineering projects.

  • $487 goal

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My Students

My amazing third graders are creative problem solvers that love to make, create, and build. We live in a rural community on Northern California. Our student population is diverse and comes from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds. Some of my students have traveled the world and others have never left this small town.

We have a small group of amazing parents that volunteer their time and money to help make our school a better place.

Due to recent budget cuts, it's not always enough. As a second year teacher, I have very limited resources in which I can make available to my eager creators. Due to the fact that many of my students live a very sheltered and rural lifestyle, I feel obligated to prepare them for the big, unfamiliar and unpredictable world outside of our small county. The passion and creativity that comes alive in them when they are building is truly inspiring. I want to feed this passion so that they leave here ready to take on the world.

My Project

My amazing third graders will make and create with anything that they can get their hands on. As a new teacher with very limited resources, I feel bad that I do not have the same supplies as my colleagues that have been teaching for decades. I recognize building bricks as a versatile medium that encourage the critical thinking and problem solving skills that our students need to be successful in the future.

My students would love to acquire a collection of building bricks to use during directed S.T.E.A.M projects as well as during unstructured exploration.

We have asked for a variety of basic building bricks to lay the foundation for their engineering projects. We have also asked for some specialty kits, like wheels and doors, to help inspire more challenging and creative creations. In addition to building bricks, I would like to provide my students with some books to help inspire them and fill their brains with ideas.

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Strictly Briks Classic Stackable 6" Half Circle, Triangle, Square Baseplates 100% Compatible with All Major Brands | 36 Base Plates & 60 Stackers for Building Towers & Tables | Rainbow Colors • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Strictly Briks 8 Road Baseplates 10" x 10" Building Brick Base Plate 100% Compatible with All Major Brands | Building Bases for City Roads, Towns and Garages and More | 4 Straight and 4 Curved • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
New Technic Series Parts - 882 Pieces Axle Chain Link Connectors Bricks Sets- Compatible with All Major Brands • Amazon Business $30.98 1 $30.98
EXERCISE N PLAY Large Pack Regular Colors 1000 Pieces Building Bricks Toy Compatible with All Major Brands • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Play Platoon Building Bricks - Regular Colors - 1,000 Pieces Classic Bricks - Compatible with All Major Brands • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Strictly Briks Classic Baseplates 10" x 10" Building Brick Baseplates 100% Compatible with All Major Brands | Build Towers, Tables and More! | 8 Baseplates in 4 Colors: Blue, Gray, Green and Sand • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
AlphaBriks & MathBriks and 10"x10" Green Base Plate | 100% Compatible with All Major Brands | Easy to Remove | Baseplate & Tiles for Education & Fun | 200 2x2 Patent Pending Letter & Number Bricks • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide, 2nd Edition • Amazon Business $23.76 1 $23.76
500 Piece Wheels, Tires & Axles Set - Building Brick Compatible Play Kit • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
NINANO Lego-Compatible Set - 60pcs Mini Community Building Bricks People for Kids Party to Build More Fun,Boys and Girls' Toys • Amazon Business $19.90 1 $19.90
365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks • Amazon Business $17.25 1 $17.25
400 Piece Windows, Doors, and Roof Tops Set - Building Brick Compatible Play Kit • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
3-in-1 Building Bricks Set, 625 Pieces Compatible Brick Toys by Brickyard Building Blocks - Farm, Pirates, & Zoo Theme w/ Instructions, 2 BONUS Brick Separators, and Reusable Storage Box (625 pcs) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
The Lego Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination • Amazon Business $14.61 1 $14.61

Materials cost

$346.67

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.72

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$413.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.99

Total project goal

$486.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$486.58

1 Donor

-$486.58

Donations toward project cost

-$413.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.99

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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