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Ms. Stern from Charlotte NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lego Up Towards Learning!

Help me give my students the opportunity to build creative thinking, cooperative learning and problem solving skills!!

  • $658 goal

This project expired on December 12, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This will be my 22nd year teaching and my students will be a mix of all socioeconomic backgrounds. I want all my students to feel they are equal on all levels and are able to achieve and exceed grade level expectations!

My students will be so varied in experiences, exposure and needs.

Many will have never set foot in a preschool, others will come with preschool experience and a readiness to learn.

I want all my students to know they are loved and feel like our classroom is their home away from home. Please help me to achieve this!!

My Project

One of the most educational toys available also happens to be one of the most inviting! The skills children learn from LEGOs are important and incredible!

Using LEGO bricks is the perfect opportunity for building fine motor skills!

Using LEGO minifigures and bricks with other peers gives children the same skills they would learn in dramatic play or from using a dollhouse.

As they develop self-confidence, their excitement leads to making items with more and more complex purposes! When using Legos students are solving a puzzle! When children are picking up little pieces around them to form a building, plane, or creature, they are bringing order out of chaos.

Science is the driving component behind all creations that a child has. The foundation of science is to come up with an idea and to prove it practically. LEGOs do this naturally through imagination. A child simply comes up with an idea then develops it.

Volume, quantity, one to one correspondence, symmetry, patterns, and more all can show up when a child plays with LEGOs or Duplo’s. Let’s not forget addition and subtraction! When you give a child a limited number of Legos to complete their entire project, they learn that each one counts. They begin to understand that each and every brick, minifigure, and piece has a value! Children can even begin the complex task of rationing their supply to complete their masterpiece.

There are so many important skills children learn from LEGOs and all they have to do is play!

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
STEAM Park • LEGO Education $154.95 1 $154.95
Tubes Experiment Set with Storage • LEGO Education $129.95 1 $129.95
Vehicles Set • LEGO Education $124.95 1 $124.95
World People Set • LEGO Education $59.95 1 $59.95

Materials cost

$469.80

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$36.64

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$558.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.56

Total project goal

$657.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$657.05

4 Donors

-$656.52

Donations toward project cost

-$558.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$98.03

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.53

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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