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 »
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.

 
See this teacher's page

Mr. Melgar from Los Angeles CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kinder Garden Grows

My students need a nice Lego table and 2 Lego Jumbo Building Bricks School Sets to build fine motor skills.

  • $613 goal

This project expired on June 13, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Remember the first time you build something with Lego and how you beamed with excitement?! You paraded it around and couldn't wait to show everyone! With my project funded, my students can have the same pleasure and joy.

I work with 23 angelic kindergarten students who reside in a social-economically challenged area.

We work hard to build on phonemic awareness and number sense. It would be nice to have something as an incentive that will be both fun and educational for students to use in between their content studies.

My Project

Legos have been found to provide multiple developmental benefits for young children. They are engaging, work off student strengths, challenges weaknesses, define fine motor skills, foster social interactions, and encourage completion in the satisfaction of a product at the end. A Lego center will be a complete asset to my kindergarten students who will grow and develop in ALL of those areas. My students need a nice Lego table and 2 Lego Jumbo Building Bricks School Sets to build fine motor skills.

My students have to deal with so much of the real life adult drama outside of school.

School is their future and their escape. The Legos and the table will provide my students with a nice retreat corner where they can still learn, interact, socialize, and develop.

Mr. Melgar
Grades PreK-2
  • Gratts Primary Center
  • Los Angeles, CA

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

22 donors22 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 23 students.

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 Mr. Melgar is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR326 - Brick-Building Activity Table • Lakeshore Learning $299.00 1 $299.00
RA182 - Best-Buy Jumbo Building Bricks - School Set - 342 Pieces • Lakeshore Learning $69.95 2 $139.90

Materials cost

$438.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$40.16

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$520.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.88

Total project goal

$612.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$612.52

21 Donors

-$306.26

Donations toward project cost

-$260.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.94

match offer

-$306.26

Match offer toward project cost

-$260.32

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.94

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":"Los Angeles","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1270069],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":720210,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":1,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/kinder-garden-grows/720210/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":23,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Melgar","authorIds":{"1270069":{"owner":"Mr. Melgar","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[720210],"proposalHash":"-2075046415","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp1270069_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1522561179030","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":217243,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":338,"proposalURL":"project/stop-the-squinting/5184217/","proposalTitle":"Stop the Squinting","proposalId":5184217},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTI3MTE5MA==","MTI3MTI3Ng==","MTI3MDA2OQ==","MTI3MTI1NA==","MTI0NTcyOQ==","MTI3MTEzMA==","MTI3MDk4Ng==","MTI3MTI1MA==","MTI3MTEwNQ==","MTI3MTAwOA==","MTI3MDk5OA==","MTI3MTEzOA==","MTI3MTA1Ng==","MTI3MTI0Ng==","MTI3MTE5OA==","MTI3MTI2OA==","MTI3MTI3Mw==","MTI3MTI5MQ==","MTI3MTI2MA==","MTI3MTI2NA==","MTI3MTA2NA==","MTI3MTEyMA=="],"teacherId":1270069,"schoolCounty":"Los Angeles","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}