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

Building with Blocks = Building an Imagination for their Future

My students need building bricks, and PowerClix blocks to build and create using their imagination beyond the curriculum math games.

  • $506 goal

This project expired on December 3, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My first graders are college bound! We work together to set goals and aim high to attain new reading goals regularly. The more we read, the more we learn and grow to attain our goals.

My first graders are a diverse group of students who come from diverse working families.

As the only Title I elementary school in the district, the students continue to make the greatest growth and often exceed our expectations. Our school community is family oriented and many families try to be involved either as volunteers in the classroom, at school events or even just helping their children at home. Not all students have involved families, but they still work hard and often harder. No matter what, they all try to make good choices every day to work toward their goal of being college bound.

My Project

My current classroom only has one shoe box-sized set of building blocks and one small box of magnetic blocks for the entire class. There are not enough materials for the number of students who want to build and create for math and choice time.

Students have math games, but they also need time to build and use their imagination in creative ways to develop different skills and problems solving strategies.

During math centers and choice times, students would have an opportunity to build with the building blocks and PowerClix Solids and sets daily that they may not have access or time to use at home.

Mrs. Benki Chapman
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
POWERCLIX SOLIDS - 94 PIECE SET • School Specialty $123.04 1 $123.04
BUILDING POWERCLIX EDUCATION SET OF 74 • School Specialty $94.64 1 $94.64
STANDARD-SIZE BUILDING BRICKS - SET OF 1500 • School Specialty $78.59 1 $78.59
KIT BUILDING SHAPES SET/150 W CONTAINER • School Specialty $35.00 1 $35.00

Materials cost

$331.27

Vendor shipping charges

$33.13

State sales tax

$30.31

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$429.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.83

Total project goal

$505.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$505.51

5 Donors

-$480.51

Donations toward project cost

-$408.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.08

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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