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Mrs. Castillo from Weimar TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning With Legos

My students need hands-on morning activities, such as individual Lego work binders to engage their brains and prepare for a day full of learning.

  • $340 goal

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My Students

Do you know what makes our school the best place in the world? Other than the rock star teachers and creative little learners, it's the community that surrounds us. It's our classroom community, our school community and our small little community where we all live and support each other. My students come to school excited to learn about and explore their world every day! Our school is the only elementary school in our small town, so we really are a tight-knit family. That means if they need something, we work for it. If they make a mistake, they learn and grow from it. And if we can make our learning more meaningful and fun, we do it! Our students come to school excited to learn about and explore their world every day! However, back in August, many of our students and staff were exposed to a world they've never seen. Our community slowly began to disappear under water. Hurricane Harvey impacted many of our lives, but wouldn't know the loss by my the kiddos bright and shining faces you see each day, or the perseverance they show, or the kindness and friendship they pour from their hearts!

My Project

I would like to implement more of a “Soft Start” to our traditional morning work activities for those students who may need some extra time waking up and warming up their brains for learning. My students would enter the classroom, follow their morning procedures, then choose a binder to work on individually or with a group of students. They would find their Lego activity binder which would have a pouch with Legos and a plate to attach them to. Activities would include creating sight words, shapes and patterns, math word problems, and various other fun, and engaging challenges. Using these Lego activity binders will encourage cooperative learning among students and help their brains begin to engage in hands-on learning before beginning our lessons for the day

Mrs. Castillo
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brictek(r) Building Blocks Educational Pack - 2683 pieces • Kaplan Early Learning Company $212.50 1 $212.50
LEGO(r) Small Building Plates (9388) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $41.95 1 $41.95

Materials cost

$254.45

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$288.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.87

Total project goal

$339.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$339.14

8 Donors

-$153.21

Donations toward project cost

-$152.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.60

match offer

-$159.60

Match offer toward project cost

-$135.66

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.94

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.33

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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