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Ms. Sims from Norfolk VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

LEGO Learning

Help me give my students an opportunity to learn and explore through LEGO STEAM Park.

  • $238 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my class are from a variety of diverse backgrounds. They come from different cultures, lifestyles, family structures, and religions. My students have a wide range of disabilities, however majority of them are classified as having a specific learning disability. My students struggle with social and emotional interactions with others which prevent them from successful obtaining core instruction in a general education setting.They enjoy hands-on activities to help them better understand what is being taught and why. As their teacher, I try my best to make every lesson as hands-on and interactive as possible to keep them engaged and wanting to learn.

My Project

LEGO STEAM Park will allow the students capitalize on their creativity, motor, and social skills. It can also give the nonverbal students a voice to create the things in their heads and share them with a friend! LEGO kits allow students to problem solve and develop new meaning to a variety of things. This project will allow students to used LEGO bricks as a therapeutic tool for the students collaboration, communication and symbolic thinking. This project a great way to help students with special needs to build an interest they can share with their typical peers. I believe the students will grow in their communication skills because of this project.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
STEAM Park • LEGO Education $154.95 1 $154.95

Materials cost

$154.95

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.32

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$202.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.69

Total project goal

$237.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$237.96

2 Donors

-$203.02

Donations toward project cost

-$202.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$34.94

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$0.00

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