You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Ms. Clark from Bakersfield CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engineering Our Stories

Help me give my students the components for a LEGO building center, including enough bricks for large scale projects and characters with which to build stories.

  • $1,252 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a large school in a rural area. Many of my students come from hard working, low income families with 90% of my students qualifying for free lunch.

The school I work at takes great pride in helping the students overcome the hurdles of poverty through grit and hard work.

We emphasize a positive growth mindset and most of my students love coming to school. There is evidence of student pride in the classroom and they really enjoy seeing their work displayed. I enjoy working with them on activities that allow them to display their creative side. We draw, we dance, we sing all in the name of the love of learning.

My Project

Many of my students have never had access to building materials with which to express their creative and collaborative thoughts. I want to give them the bricks they need to make scenarios which we will then use as inspiration to write stories.

Learning to work together to build scenes as an inspiration to writing will build both social and academic skills.

Many of my students are language learners and will benefit from having a physical model to describe as they plan their narrative compositions.

We currently use a 4 picture model, which helps many of them organize their thoughts. Taking our pre-writing instruction into the 3D world of LEGO will add another layer of success to their work.

Ms. Clark
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Clark is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Creative LEGO Brick Set • LEGO Education $64.95 5 $324.75
Medium Storage • LEGO Education $112.95 2 $225.90
Community Starter Set • LEGO Education $214.95 1 $214.95
Fantasy Minifigure Set • LEGO Education $49.95 2 $99.90
Doors Windows and Roof Tiles • LEGO Education $54.95 1 $54.95

Materials cost

$920.45

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$84.22

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,063.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$187.67

Total project goal

$1,251.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,251.15

1 Donor

-$1,251.15

Donations toward project cost

-$1,063.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$187.67

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Bakersfield","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6835583],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4553821,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/engineering-our-stories/4553821/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":26,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Clark","authorIds":{"6835583":{"owner":"Ms. Clark","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4553821],"proposalHash":"-1868681290","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-2_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21495774,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjU3NTM1MA=="],"teacherId":6835583,"schoolCounty":"Kern","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}