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Ms. Tucker from Waikoloa HI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

LEGO for Life Hacks

Help me give my students LEGO bricks to learn basic economics and invent a product to solve a problem in their everyday life.

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My Students

My second graders embody the Aloha spirit. They are loving, compassionate, full of gratitude, and care deeply for our Earth. They like to move, sing, build, and stretch out on the floor with a good book.

My students learn best when they are able to physically connect to our studies through hands-on experiences.

We live in a diverse rural community on the Big Island of Hawaii. Our community is tight-knit, but it is isolated. As a result, we have limited resources. My students are too young to feel the limitations yet, and I'd like to keep it that way. I work hard to ensure that every child in my room has just what he/she needs to feel secure and be successful in school.

My Project

In second grade we get to learn basic economics, like buying, selling, and trading. It would be fun to teach these concepts using a currency that second graders love - LEGO! Students will have the opportunity to earn LEGO through various class activities, just like if they were earning money. Students can save their bricks, trade their bricks with other students, or use their bricks to pay for other materials and activities in class.

At the end of the year, students will get to use their earned and saved LEGO to build a life hack - an invention that solves an everyday problem.

Students will learn to describe and market their invention. They will get to present their invention to members of our school community. Best of all, students will get to keep their LEGO. Many of my students don't have Lego at home. What a great toy to share with their siblings and enjoy over summer!

Ms. Tucker
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Play Platoon 1100 Piece Building Bricks Kit with Wheels, Tires, Axles, Windows and Doors Pieces - Classic Colors - Compatible with All Major Brands • Amazon Business $31.99 3 $95.97
1100 Piece Building Bricks Kit with Wheels, Tires, Axles, Windows and Doors Pieces - Pastel Colors - Compatible with All Major Brands • Amazon Business $30.95 3 $92.85
Strictly Briks Classic Baseplates 6" x 6" Building Brick Base Plates 100% Compatible with All Major Brands | Baseplates for Building Towers, Tables & More | 12 Colorful Baseplates • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
NEW Lego Tire, Wheel and Long Axles Bulk Lot - 100 Pieces Total • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98

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