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Mr. Wakabayashi from Honolulu HI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploring the World Through Lego Sets

Help me give my students architecture Lego sets to increase interest in various world landmarks.

  • $482 goal

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My Students

As a teacher in a high-poverty Title I school, I see the different challenges that our students face in and outside of school. With all of these challenges, sometimes it is difficult to see what is hidden in their hearts. However, when given the chance, and with some coaching and encouragement, I know our students can open up to reveal their true colors of positivity and awesomeness to the world. By opening up, I hope that they can help others become more positive and remind themselves that they can achieve greatness now and in the future.

My Project

We are travelling around the world and want Lego sets to show students famous landmarks. Right now I have a single architecture Lego set on my teacher desk, and everyday, without fail, several students come up to examine it and play with it. Unfortunately over the past 2 years many pieces have gone missing, but it is great to know that this single set has captured the attention of my students on a daily basis for a very long time.

I am requesting a large variety of Lego sets that are built in the images of very famous world landmarks.

These sets will be the centerpiece of discussion. For example, we recently had an engineering lesson on the Eiffel Tower and the Golden Gate Bridge. I have requested these sets. For this project, students would build these sets, then have them displayed on my desk. Students would then be able to come up and example the Lego models. I feel that this is a great way to help students stay interested in architecture and design as I have already experienced how captivating a single architecture Lego set can be.

I am requesting 8 different architecture Lego sets which all feature buildings, structures, and landmarks that I have introduced to my STEM class in some related capacity. In addition to introducing engineering concepts, these landmarks are also mentioned in design (how aesthetics are considered in these buildings) and space (viewing the Great Wall of China from space) lessons. And, it goes without saying, that in addition to related these to STEM lessons, Lego sets are just fun to build and look at!

Mr. Wakabayashi
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Architecture Skyline Collection 21044 Paris Building Kit (649 Piece) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
LEGO Architecture Skyline Collection 21043 San Francisco Building Kit (629 Piece) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
LEGO Architecture Buckingham Palace 21029 Landmark Building Set • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
LEGO Architecture Shanghai 21039 Building Kit (597 Pieces) • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
LEGO Architecture New York City 21028, Skyline Collection, Building Blocks • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
LEGO Architecture Great Wall of China 21041 Building Kit (551 Piece) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
LEGO Architecture Sydney 21032 Skyline Building Blocks Set • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
LEGO Architecture London 21034 Skyline Collection Gift • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99

Materials cost

$357.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.74

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$408.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.17

Total project goal

$481.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$481.12

1 Donor

-$428.18

Donations toward project cost

-$408.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.23

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$52.94

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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