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Mr. Perezcastaneda from Manchester NH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us LEGO of It!

My students need the EV3 Space Challenge Set to help build on their creative and social skills. This project will require collaborative work that will help them with multiple positive levels of communication.

  • $571 goal

This project expired on September 3, 2018.

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My Students

The program that I works with is labeled by the State of NH as Emotional Disorders. Therefore, my students tend to come with high levels of anxiety and stress that come in many different forms. While my students are listed as disabled, they are not very different than their non-disabled peers. The come from many different backgrounds and normally have had some type of fracture in their emotional life that causes the behaviors that come from stress.

At the beginning of this year a room was created where there would be a place to process emotions that were the cause of negative behaviors.

This processing room only lasted for a few months because the school needed the space. In turn the room that my students stay in, is extremely bright and has no windows or outside view. The walls are cement and the room's decor shows much need for a calming effect for students that struggle with stress, anxiety, depression and the like.

My Project

These materials will draw the interests of the students in my classroom to come together and seek out a single minded result. The students of my class have learned to be self motivated due to their emotional disability that has caused a fracture in their lives and pushes them to protect themselves and keep others away. The LEGO projects draw the student out of the corners with bright manipulatives and a ending goal to achieve. This causes need for positive communication, networking and interpersonal skills development.

The simple blocks and plates are a way to develop concepts between our students.

Starting with smaller, easier challenges the students can collaborate between 2 to 3 students at a time. The groups can move on to large challenges adding more people and even giving assignments for stages of projects. These processes help to establish a bond with another person and an accountability to a larger entity.

The more intricate project the EV3 will be used when the students have made the connection to process of working together and applying the skills of Project Management (i.e dissemination of responsibilities, collaborative planning and time management) It's my plan to use these projects to develop Life Skills through Project Based Learning.

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EV3 Space Challenge Set • LEGO Education $229.95 1 $229.95
MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Expansion Set • LEGO Education $103.95 1 $103.95
Creative LEGO Brick Set • LEGO Education $62.95 1 $62.95
Large Building Plates Set • LEGO Education $36.95 1 $36.95

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