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Mr. Dodge's Art Class from Anchorage AK is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Young Architects

My students need LEGOs to explore the wonderful world of architecture. Young elementary students will learn about and create architecture models with these familiar toys.

  • $564 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing and a joy to work with. My school is a kindergarten though eighth grade charter school in Anchorage, Alaska. The students here are primarily Alaskan Native with ancestry in many Alaskan Native tribes including Tlingit, Haida, Unangan, Athabaskan, and many others.

My school's focus on cultural learning and native ways of knowing has inspired me to teach my students about Alaskan Native arts and culture.

I encourage my students to treat my classroom as their studio and a place where they are safe and free to express themselves. In this way, my students can not only learn about their rich and diverse culture, but they can also help to contribute to it.

My Project

Students will use LEGOs to gain hands-on experience in a series of lessons about architecture. Each group of students will be tasked with the job of designing and creating various public buildings needed in a city. Students will have to create and follow a building plan. They will also need to write about the function of their building (hospital, post office, police station, etc.) and how their design works to fulfills that function.

This familiar toy will provide students a familiar and fun way to learn about architecture.

After participating in this project students will look at the public building they encounter in new and different ways.

After the conclusion of the architecture project, the LEGOs will be retained in the classroom and will be used in future projects. They will also provide engagement for student during recess on bad weather days when students are forced to play indoors.

Mr. Dodge's Art Class
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Creative Tower Building Kit XXL 1600 Pieces 10664 • Amazon Business $168.00 1 $168.00
LEGO Large Creative Box 10697 • Amazon Business $83.99 2 $167.98
LEGO Education Doors, Windows & Roof Tiles Set 4587438 (278 Pieces) • Amazon Business $49.95 2 $99.90

Materials cost

$435.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$6.54

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$478.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.52

Total project goal

$563.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$563.48

6 Donors

-$354.23

Donations toward project cost

-$301.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.13

Matching donations from our partners

-$209.25

Match offers toward project cost

-$177.86

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.39

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$0.00

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