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Mrs. Dietrich from Henderson NV is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Legos Help Build Communication? YEP!

Help me give my students a fun way to improve their fine motor skills, communication, and ability to follow multistep directions.

  • $378 goal

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My Students

All of my students have a difficult time communicating. Some experience difficulty because of speech sound production delays. Some have difficulty because of language delays. And some have difficulty due to motor delays.

Many of the students at our school are from low socioeconomic homes.

The school has a free and reduced-price lunch rate over 68%, over 38% transiency rate, and over 58 homeless students. Our school strives to provide students with the resources and motivation to be successful. We recognize that we must provide the students with resources to meet their basic needs, in addition to providing them with a quality education. In our efforts to give our kids what they need to be successful, we often reach out to our community partners. With on-going community support and the dedication of our amazing school team, our students continue to achieve and make academic gains.

My Project

Did you know that talking is a fine motor skill? While saying your pet’s name, notice what your lips, tongue, and jaw are doing. You’ll be amazed by the tiny little movements that happen when saying a single word. Have you ever built with Legos? Think about all of the tiny little movements your fingers need to make to flip, turn, and place the bricks in their desired location.

Motor actions and the language milestones are so closely related that the research suggests that the two parts of the system develop together.

Often, before a language milestone (such as babbling), there is a change in motor actions. This could mean that working the strength and dexterity of muscles in one part of your body (like your hands) could improve the strength and dexterity of your speech mechanism.

Many of my students have shown a strong affinity for building with blocks. I would like to provide them with Legos and Lego idea books to increase their fine motor skills, as well as their communication, perseverance, and ability to follow directions.

Mrs. Dietrich
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 Build Your Own Creative Toys, Kids Building Kit (790 Pieces) • Amazon Business $47.99 2 $95.98
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 Building Toys for Creative Play; Kids Creative Kit (484 Pieces) • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
dreambuilderToy Building Bricks 1040 Pieces Set, 1000 Basic Building Blocks in 10 Popular Colors,40 Bonus Fun Shapes Includes Wheels, Doors, Windows, Compatible to All Major Brands • Amazon Business $27.50 2 $55.00
Awesome LEGO Creations with Bricks You Already Have: 50 New Robots, Dragons, Race Cars, Planes, Wild Animals and Other Exciting Projects to Build Imaginative Worlds • Amazon Business $15.15 2 $30.30
The Lego Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination • Amazon Business $14.24 2 $28.48

Materials cost

$265.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.86

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$320.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.57

Total project goal

$377.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$377.16

5 Donors

-$341.14

Donations toward project cost

-$292.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.17

match offer

-$32.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$27.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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