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Ms. Hoerter from Louisville KY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Constructing Community with Legos

My students need 3 sets of Lego Brick sets, large and small baseplates, wheel sets, and 3 large storage bins.

  • $775 goal

This project expired on June 5, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

If you have it to build, they will come! Well, we don't have it. Let me rephrase, we have a hodgepodge of various types blocks as you see in our picture, but it definitely is not enough to start a Lego Club.

We are a K-5 neighborhood school with a high free and reduced lunch population.

We have started Dragon Clubs to give students a wide range of opportunities to participate in every other Friday afternoon. I would like to start a Lego Club when we change our clubs. This club would enable any K-5 student, regardless of communication, mobility, or learning issues to fully participate in the Lego Club.

My Project

The three sets of Legos will be enough to support a group of 24 K-5 students. It will give them an opportunity to work with one another to build new things utilizing the wheels and baseplates. Students can use their knowledge of communities and build their own Lego neighborhood I started to say "world" but we may need more than three sets of Legos:). Students will learn share, to work together, share ideas, to handle differences of ideas, and to compromise to reach a solution. These are life skills they will need their entire lives.

One of our ECE students built Rudolph pulling Santa in his sled with cubes from a math kit.

Just think . . . just THINK what he could have done with real Legos? With the Lego supplies I am requesting, the building possibilities are endless with him and others who choose the Lego Club. As creations are built, friendships will be built, a sense of community will be achieved, and the lasting sense of accomplishment and pride as they create what is in their imagination will be invaluable.

Ms. Hoerter
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO BRICKS SET • School Specialty Inc. $48.44 3 $145.32
LEGO BASEPLATES LARGE • School Specialty Inc. $28.49 6 $170.94
LEGO WHEELS SET • School Specialty Inc. $37.99 4 $151.96
LEGO SMALL BUILDING PLATES SET • School Specialty Inc. $42.74 1 $42.74
BIN STORAGE LARGE BLUE • School Specialty Inc. $16.13 3 $48.39

Materials cost

$559.35

Vendor shipping charges

$55.94

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$658.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$116.24

Total project goal

$774.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$774.92

10 Donors

-$751.09

Donations toward project cost

-$658.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.41

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$23.83

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$0.00

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