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

Future Architects and Engineers

My students need hands on materials that will challenge their critical thinking! The WeDo Lego Sets will students to become creative and think abstractly.

  • $509 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are survivors. This is my second year at this school and that is the best word to use when describing them. They come hungry, frustrated, and angry; yet, they still give me everything they have!

Our school is ready to face the challenges the students come with and move forward.

That does not stop us, the teachers and students, from being believers in ourselves and others. The teachers at my school have many opportunities to go to schools with a much easier demographic, but they strive to become better keeps us all there.

The students are bussed from the one of the largest Section 8 housing unit in our town. It takes four buses to bring the students to school; we are not a neighborhood school. The students get on the bus at 6:45 am and are dropped off by 7:30 am to go eat breakfast. All students get free lunch and breakfast because of our demographics. I strive to give as many students as possible a hands-on learning experience that includes projects and field trips. Thank you for joining me on this adventure!

My Project

WeDo Lego Set will allow the students to explore what it is like to work as an architect, engineer, science, math, and art. Most of our families work in a freezer or in the fields. This will expand the students vision of what they want to achieve as they continue their education. The WeDo Lego Set connects directly to 21st Century Skills and connects directly to STEAM.

By donating to our class project, you will not only help to improve and increase student attention and focus, you will ultimately help to increase their academic achievement.

The goal with WeDo is to challenge their critical thinking skills through trial and error. The Lego set also connects to an iPad, which our class has. This will give them an opportunity to work with many moving pieces at once.

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

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
WeDo 2.0 Core Set • LEGO Education $189.95 1 $189.95
Simple Machines Set • LEGO Education $79.95 2 $159.90

Materials cost

$349.85

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$32.01

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$432.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.25

Total project goal

$508.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$508.36

2 Donors

-$447.11

Donations toward project cost

-$432.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$61.25

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$0.00

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