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Mrs. Ostrander from Yuba City CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning With LEGO

My students need LEGO pieces to build, explore, and engage in multiple learning activities.

  • $526 goal

This project expired on August 14, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am lucky to have a wide range of cultures and learning abilities in my classroom. Every single student has many strengths to share, and they support one another on a daily basis. They take chances, aren't afraid to make mistakes and learn from them, and are an all-around amazing group of 10 year olds. Approximately 80% of my students are considered socioeconomically disadvantaged.

My students aren't just classmates, they are family.

They take care of each other and enjoy every second of their learning together. What's really exciting is that their love of learning is constantly growing. Every student shows up ready to learn each and every day. They have a common goal: all students want to succeed so that they can be prepared for middle school next year! Their positive attitudes are contagious, and they really make me look forward to each day in the classroom.

My Project

Today, there is a much greater emphasis on learning through exploration. I envision LEGO blocks being used in a number of ways in my classroom.

Hands-on learning continues to be the preferred method of learning for students of all ages and it's hard for anyone to keep their hands off of LEGO blocks!

This collection of blocks will provide many different opportunities for STEM learning, especially the engineering and math components. After participating in recent professional development related to using LEGO blocks in the classroom, I have many ideas stirring in my head. Students can be challenged to build the tallest tower, create a structure that will hold an object, create a maze that includes many tricky obstacles, and so much more! They can explore area, perimeter, and volume as they build and create different 3-D objects. They can even multiply using blocks as arrays.

One specific idea I have related to English Language Arts is for students to build robots. We read a story called The Wild Robot in fifth grade and I envision each student building a robot using what they learned in the story. They can extend their creativity by giving their robot a name and writing a biography, poem, or adventure story about their robot. The possibilities are endless!

Mrs. Ostrander
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Bricks & More 10662 Creative Bucket • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
LEGO Classic Green Baseplate Supplement • Amazon Business $5.99 7 $41.93
LEGO Classic Creative 10702 • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
LEGO 50pc Technic gear & axle SET • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
LEGO Classic Bricks and Gears 10712 Building Kit (244 Piece) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
LEGO Classic Creative Builder Box 10703 (Exclusive) • Amazon Business $29.78 1 $29.78
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks • Amazon Business $16.86 1 $16.86
The Lego Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29

Materials cost

$376.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$34.47

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$446.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.86

Total project goal

$525.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$525.72

9 Donors

-$513.36

Donations toward project cost

-$446.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.36

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$0.00

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