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Mrs. Reed-Smith from Dallas TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

LEGO Land in the Library

Help me give my students get LEGO bricks and gears so they can learn about STEM in the library.

  • $163 goal

This project expired on April 19, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My amazing and dynamic students are African American and Hispanic students who live in a poor neighborhood in Dallas. My students have see things in their neighborhood that no child should see. Our school is a Title I school with all students receiving free lunch. Many students go without basic necessities like socks, coats, and underwear. Many of their parents do not have a high school education. Some of our students are neglected, have emotional problems, or are being taken care of by their grandparents. Teachers get little parent support. These students require a lot of love, patience, and attention. For these students, an education is the only way out of their environment. Our students are truly a blessing to teach.

Because our library has gone without a librarian for 2 years, it is missing key things a library should have.

The budget for the library is limited, which means it will take years to get all the things a library needs.

My Project

LEGOs are an exciting way to introduce children to STEM. My students need hands on activities to expand their STEM knowledge. Their teachers focus on test preparation all day long, without any hands on experiments. LEGO gives a fun way for children to learn while expanding their imagination.

STEM lessons encourage students to experiment, create and take ownership of their learning.

Using LEGOS, my students can learn how to create and code. Kids love to play with LEGOs, and what an opportunity that is for a hands-on relevant learning experience. Students will use the materials to complete building challenges and learn problem solving skills they will need in the future. They can also build buildings and see how they can make them stand and what will make them fall. Students will also practice collaborating, problem solving, and critical thinking to build items that solve real world problems.

Mrs. Reed-Smith
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 300 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO(r) Classic Medium Brick Box (10696) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.71 3 $89.13
LEGO(r) Classic Bricks and Gears - 10712 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.81 1 $17.81

Materials cost

$106.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$138.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.45

Total project goal

$162.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$162.99

2 Donors

-$54.21

Donations toward project cost

-$46.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.83

match offer

-$108.42

Match offer toward project cost

-$92.16

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.26

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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