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Mrs. Robinson from Des Moines IA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Up Toward Rewards

Help me give my students a variety of Metal Earth, Iconix, and Nanoblocks building sets.

  • $589 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Previously I have taught language arts, and my position is now that of a science teacher. As such, I have little accumulated in the way of supplies to work with when it comes to helping students to interact with these content areas. Our school has a very small budget, which makes providing supplies for science class difficult. Much of the equipment we have is either old and out-dated, or it simply does not exist.

Students in our school come from a wide array of backgrounds.

Most do not have the luxury of time to stay up-to-date on what's going on in the world, which can make instruction difficult when they don't have adequate background knowledge. Many struggle with the basic skills of reading a full-length text, so motivating them can be a challenge. My classroom sees a large number of ELL and SPED students, in addition to general education students and those with gifted and talented needs. My students are willing to work when engagement is high, and the best way to engage them is through hands-on learning experiences.

My Project

Recently, our school took on a PBIS system that allows us to reward students with points for their positive classroom behaviors. Teachers stock our "Roar Store" with items that the students can use their points to purchase. While items like sports drinks and chips are always popular, I recently donated a few building kits to the store. I showed the kits in my classes so students could see them first and then, the next time our Roar Store opened, all 12 kits disappeared.

Students love to build things.

The materials I am requesting for this project are Metal Earth and Iconix building sets, since those are the items that I brought in for students to purchase. I am also requesting some Nanoblocks sets since they are also building kits and students have commented on the set I keep on my desk. I plan to put these items into our classroom Roar Store so that students may use the points from demonstrating positive behaviors to reward themselves with a building kit. These could also be used in the after school groups that I run or during lunches when students want a break from the noisy cafeteria.

Mrs. Robinson
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nanoblock Building Blocks Pokemon Pikachu (130pcs), Charmander (120pcs) & Squirtle (120pcs) Gift Set Bundle - 3 Pack • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
3D Metal Puzzle Models Of Amusement Park Collection - DIY Toy Metal Sheets Assembling Puzzle, Realistic Display Of 3D puzzle – 3 Pack • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Nanoblock Statue of Liberty • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Metal Earth 3D Laser Cut Model - 4 Landmarks Set • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Nanoblock The Louvre Museum Building Kit • Amazon Business $23.94 1 $23.94
Nanoblock Sagrada Familia • Amazon Business $20.42 1 $20.42
Nanoblock Kolner Dom Cologne Cathedral Building Kit • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
3D Metal Puzzle Models of Titanic Ship, Golden Hind Ship - DIY Toy Metal Sheets Assembling Puzzle, 3D Puzzle – 2 Pack • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Metal Earth 3D Laser Cut Models - U.S. Capitol Building AND White House = SET OF 2 • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
3D Metal Puzzle Models Of The Tower Bridge Of London And The Sydney Harbor Bridge - DIY Toy Metal Sheets Assembling Puzzle, 3D puzzle – 2 Pack • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Nanoblock London Tower Bridge Building Kit • Amazon Business $17.68 1 $17.68
Fascinations ICONX Notre Dame Cathedral 3D Metal Model Kit • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Fascinations Metal Earth Neuschwanstein Castle 3D Metal Model Kit • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Metal Earth 3-Piece Tool Set - Clipper - Flat Nose Pliers - Needle Nose Pliers • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Fascinations Metal Earth Harry Potter The Burrow 3D Metal Model Kit • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Nanoblock Ramen Noodles Building Set • Amazon Business $14.41 1 $14.41
Nanoblock Alpaca Building Kit • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Nanoblock Stonehenge Building Kit • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Nanoblock Pokemon Venusaur Building Kit, Blue • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Nanoblock Pancakes Building Set • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Nanoblock Ring-Tailed Lemur Building Kit • Amazon Business $10.01 1 $10.01
Nanoblock Siberian Husky Building Kit, Silver • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Nanoblock Sushi Building Kit • Amazon Business $9.42 1 $9.42
Nanoblock Red Panda Building Kit • Amazon Business $9.07 1 $9.07
Nanoblock Peacock Building Kit • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Nanoblocks Nbpm005 Nb - Eevee - Pokemon Building Kit • Amazon Business $8.19 1 $8.19

Materials cost

$434.15

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.74

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$500.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.31

Total project goal

$588.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$588.71

4 Donors

-$438.46

Donations toward project cost

-$372.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.77

match offer

-$150.25

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.71

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.54

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$0.00

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