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Ms. Mendonca from Atlanta GA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Great Builders Need Full Bellies

Help me give my students snacks so their bodies and minds can be ready to create with LEGOs!

  • $592 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Hollis is an amazing school that cares for an under-served community of low socioeconomic status. Our inclusion Pre-K classroom welcomes all learners. The staff works tirelessly to meet the needs of every child and their families. We believe in a holistic approach to learning and supporting the community.

Some of the ways we do this at Hollis is by collaborating with Head Start and Bright from the Start.

This provides the wrap around services for our children and families. However, at Hollis we take things a step further by being Expeditionary Learning school and on our final stage of becoming STEM certified. Therefore the children are not only challenged academically but also are expected to push their creativity limits. All while contributing to their school community.

Specifically in our classroom we are determined to make a safe, exciting, and healthy learning environment for the children to grow and learn. We are doing this through open-ended materials, interesting academic based activities, and differentiated instruction. We feel strong about all types of learners being a part of our community and encourage children to celebrate both their similarities and differences.

Thank you for taking time to consider donating to our classroom.

My Project

We are requesting snacks because many of our families cannot afford to send them in. Without full bellies, they will not be ready to investigate the classroom to the best of their abilities.

As a STEM school we know building structures out of LEGOs helps develop creativity while practicing engineering and math skills.

We are asking for this set so they will have all they need to engage in this investigation. We are also hoping to use these materials in our Expeditionary Learning as an option for student to express their ideas. Lastly, the LEGOs will help them develop the vital fine motor skills necessary for writing.

Ms. Mendonca
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Community Starter Set • LEGO Education $214.95 1 $214.95
Sunshine Cheez-It Crackers, 1.5 oz. Bags, 60 Bags/Box • $25.49 3 $76.47
Large DUPLO Building Plates • LEGO Education $44.95 1 $44.95
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers, Cheddar, 1.5 Oz., 72/Carton (13539) • $29.74 1 $29.74
Stacy's Simply Naked Chips, Sea Salt, 1.5 Oz., 24/Carton (QUA49650) • $24.64 1 $24.64
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Bleach Free Cleaning Wipes - 225 Wipes (30208) • Staples Advantage $14.65 1 $14.65
Nabisco Fig Newtons, 2 oz. Packs, 12 Packs/Box • $8.92 1 $8.92
Snyder's of Hanover Mini Pretzels, Classic, 32 Oz. (08756) • $7.64 1 $7.64

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