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Mrs. TUOMI from Los Angeles CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Legopalooza for Little Learners

My students need a center where imagination and creativity reigns! This LEGO table will engage 4 to 6 little learners, teach cooperative learning skills, and stimulate their imaginations.

  • $425 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are first time school learners who are extremely active, motivated, excited, and may I say adorable. A majority of my students come to my class in July knowing little or no English. A majority of my students are Latino with 3 students who were born in Bangladesh. All of my students come from families whose income falls within the poverty level. Many of my children live with multiple families in small apartments where space is at a premium.

It has been an honor and a pleasure to have taught in my school since its inception.

The school offers free breakfast and lunch to all of our pre K to 5th grade students and often these are the only meals they eat in a day. The students in my class are eager to learn through motivating higher level activities. Unfortunately, I have only an hour of teacher assistant time twice a week for my active and needy four year olds and keeping everyone on task and learning can often be a challenge.

The more stimulating, hands-on manipulatves and centers I can rotate in my classroom, the more time I can devote to each student's individual needs.

My Project

Children at the age of 4 learn best through play. Many of the social and development skills that they will need for the rest of their lives often begin right here in my classroom. That is why offering my students a variety of opportunities to practice skills such as sharing, cooperating, encouraging, leading, and following directions all can be experienced in a well thought out learning center.

What better way to have young learners practice working together in harmony than with a Lego table?

The children will need to share the space of the table, share ideas as to what they want to build, and share the Legos themselves. The center is self-contained and easy for me to clean up at the end of the day as well. The table is low to the ground so my students can casually kneel or sit around the table and use their communication skills to decide what they would want to build. This center incorporates STEM activities, oral language skills, social skills, and math. I can imagine hours and hours of learning going on around this table. The children will be absolutely thrilled to play with this table.

Mrs. TUOMI
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR326 - Brick-Building Activity Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $299.00 1 $299.00

Materials cost

$299.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.36

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$360.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.68

Total project goal

$424.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$424.52

4 Donors

-$309.58

Donations toward project cost

-$278.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.44

Matching donations from our partners

-$97.29

Match offers toward project cost

-$82.70

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.59

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.64

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$0.00

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