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Ms. Jennifer from San Francisco CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning with LEGOs

My students need building bricks and minifigures to practice reading and writing skills.

  • $224 goal

This project expired on November 16, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The more ways to practice skills, the more opportunities to learn!

Kindergarten and First Grade students are held to rigorous standards,and it's critical that they master key reading and writing skills.

That said, they're still young children! To understand and apply difficult concepts, they need to practice them through hands-on play. This is especially important for the many children in my class who are English Language Learners. Through play, they can reinforce academic and linguistic skills in a safe, fun way.

My Project

I am asking for LEGO figurines and blocks. These LEGOs will extend and enhance the learning opportunities building bricks provide. These sets are designed for storytelling and retelling. Using these blocks will allow my students to orally rehearse their own narratives (a key component of good primary grade writing) and deepen their comprehension of stories they already know. They will also practice academic language skills and refine important social-emotional skills. Turn-taking, collaboration, cooperation, and taking pride in shared endeavors are all critical for lifelong success - and LEGO play provides ample opportunities to develop these habits of mind!

Your support will provide hours of engaging, exciting learning for many years to come.

Students will work together to craft and share exciting new stories and retelling of old favorites as they develop the language and social-emotional skills they need to succeed throughout Kindergarten all the way to college.

Ms. Jennifer
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Education Sceneries Set 4579794 (1,207 Pieces) • Amazon $89.95 1 $89.95
LEGO Education Fairytale and Historic Minifigures Set 4598356 (227 Pieces, 22 Different Figures) • Amazon $54.95 1 $54.95

Materials cost

$144.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.26

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$190.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.59

Total project goal

$223.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$223.92

2 Donors

-$142.00

Donations toward project cost

-$120.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.30

match offer

-$81.92

Match offer toward project cost

-$69.63

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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