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Mrs. Barrickman from Las Vegas NV is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building to Learn

Help me give my students LEGO building sets and wooden building blocks to develop problem solving skills and STEM through play.

  • $527 goal

This project expired on August 16, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from diverse backgrounds and need resources to investigate and explore the world around them. They are excited and motivated to learn new concepts.

My students speak a variety of languages, and to promote language development I provide hands-on, real-world learning experiences.

Providing these authentic learning experiences builds student knowledge and improves language proficiency through engaging learning experiences. My students need these engaging resources to be successful in the classroom which will create a passion for lifelong learning.

My Project

Kindergarteners learn through meaningful play. LEGO Building blocks are the perfect educational tool because they develop creativity and problem solving through play.

Cause and effect is developed naturally through block play, students plan and create their structures and then execute their plan.

Language development, cooperative learning and creativity are also a benefit of building blocks. My students will work together to develop structures by explaining ideas and creating stories. This language development is essential for my English language learners. These skills will transfer to other subject areas such as math, writing and reading. Building blocks and LEGOS develop skills necessary to be successful in and out of the classroom.

Mrs. Barrickman
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Large Farm Set • LEGO Education $162.95 1 $162.95
AA611 - Best-Buy Wooden Blocks - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 2 $139.98
Creative LEGO DUPLO Brick Set • LEGO Education $64.95 1 $64.95

Materials cost

$367.88

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$28.88

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$447.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.93

Total project goal

$526.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$526.21

1 Donor

-$106.00

Donations toward project cost

-$90.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.90

match offer

-$420.21

Match offer toward project cost

-$357.18

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.03

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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