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Mr. Shanteau from Jacksonville FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

LEGOs for Future Engineers

My students need to have a positive reward such as LEGOs that they can work towards and be proud of earning!

  • $910 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 2nd grade math in an impoverished neighborhood in Florida. I am going into my 3rd year. Every year I fall more in love with my students and my profession. My students do not come from much and before I teach academics, I have to get my students in the right mindset for school. If my students do not enjoy school they will not learn. Through past experiences in school or at home a lot of my students are not at school with learning as their main priority. It takes a while to create a close-knit community but I’ve done it the past two years and there is nothing more beautiful than seeing a group of 8-year-olds that come in and don’t know each other or hate each other and whether they like it or not they become like a family. They become my family.

The students had no control of teachers going in and out all year, but they control their futures, and we talk every day about doing something that can benefit their futures!

My Project

These LEGOs would change everything for my classroom. In today’s classrooms, there are ever-growing expectations for the kids to be able to do more and more academic work. These LEGOs would be the big reward in my classroom. Students will have to earn their way to playing with the LEGOs. The students will be working on problem-solving, working with others, fine motor skills and the reason why I chose these LEGOs even though they are pre-k they still serve the same purpose. Even though my students are in 2nd grade they are still missing the experiences that students in other neighborhoods get, and they miss out on things like playing with LEGOs because they are behind in academics so they do not get to do fun things like play with LEGOs in school. The thing that drew me to these sets of LEGOs were the community building aspect of the sets. There is the big community starter kit that I think my students will love to build there own little towns. Then there are sets that add onto the starter community. The community people set will be awesome for them to select what person they want to be and have them be a part of the community they build. There is a math train that will help with basic math skills. There is an emotional set that will help students be more aware of emotions and I plan on using that to let students play with when they are in bad moods. The cafe set will be an addition to their communities they build! It is my hope that these legos can be something for the students to be proud of working towards and even more proud when they build.

Mr. Shanteau
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Community Starter Set • LEGO Education $209.95 1 $209.95
Large Farm Set • LEGO Education $156.95 1 $156.95
Cafe Set with Storage • LEGO Education $104.95 1 $104.95
Math Train • LEGO Education $104.95 1 $104.95
Build Me Emotions • LEGO Education $72.95 1 $72.95
Community People Set • LEGO Education $67.95 1 $67.95

Materials cost

$717.70

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$773.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$136.49

Total project goal

$909.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$909.96

9 Donors

-$767.00

Donations toward project cost

-$667.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$99.78

match offer

-$125.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.96

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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