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Mrs. Gans from Caldwell ID is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

LEGOS in Motion With Kindergarten!

Help me give my students the opportunity to experience the gift of imagination using the LEGO STEAM Park and LEGO Scenarios. Students will tell stories building an amusement park with moving rides, learning about measurement, motion and gears.

  • $471 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am the teacher of two kindergarten classes containing 20 students in each class. The students at our school begin kindergarten with little or no exposure to books, computers or even many of the hands on toys that we assume every child has to build with and play.

Sadly, some students have never even held a pencil, gone to a zoo, or even know where milk comes from.

Students live in poverty stricken homes where their entire world experiences consist of going to Walmart. Many students come to school with speech issues, few fine motor skills, some not even talking until age four. We also have a large number on non English speaking students. It's hard to begin school with a positive outlook with so many disadvantages.

My Project

Donating to this project will help secure and build the foundational building bricks of my students’ education. During our Math center time students will choose different LEGO activities. The choices will include building numbers, letters and their name with LEGOS, doing sorting activities or creating different amusement park rides all while learning important Math, fine motor, language and communication .

It is said if you can only buy one toy for your child it let it be blocks, Why?

“By preschool, children who play with blocks have more refined visual-spatial skills and more varied creative problem solving approaches .... Even more impressively, children who practice more complex building skills using blocks and Lego bricks from a young age achieve at higher levels of Math into their high school years.” (Motherly Magizine)

Mrs. Gans
Grades PreK-2
More than half 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
STEAM Park • LEGO Education $154.95 1 $154.95
Sceneries Set • LEGO Education $109.95 1 $109.95
Creative LEGO Brick Set • LEGO Education $64.95 1 $64.95

Materials cost

$329.85

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$19.96

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$399.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.55

Total project goal

$470.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$470.31

6 Donors

-$263.00

Donations toward project cost

-$223.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.45

match offer

-$207.31

Match offer toward project cost

-$176.21

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.10

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$0.00

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