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Mrs. Hiles from Bloomington IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Legos, Teamwork, & Exploration!

Help me give my students an opportunity to explore sites around the world through Legos. The children will have an opportunity to work in teams to build sites they hear about through our first novel of the year.

  • $679 goal

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My Students

Our fifth grade team is a close-knit group. Our students work together on a daily basis and look forward to challenges! We love the opportunity to learn together and push each other to do our best. Our students are diverse, and we learn a lot from each other. We are a school that hosts our English Language families as well as students with other special needs. Our students are also very diverse in their academic and personal interests, and that makes us all better learners.

Goals and projects are important to our students, and they learn to push themselves, ask questions, and strive to do their best.

Our units focus on science and social studies content as well as literacy books chosen for our grade level. Our students set reading goals for themselves, and we strive to support them as they grow in these areas. We find our students learn best by encouraging them to work across disciplines, talk to each other, and learn in teams as well as individually.

My Project

In our first read aloud novel of the year, the main character is a 12-year-old who's challenged to travel around the world with the help of a secret team. My students dive into this first novel, debate the perils of travel for children, research sites around the world, and enjoy the excitement that a good adventure presents.

During this time, we're also working to build our classroom community.

I'd love for children to be able to work in teams to create Lego structures that represent some of the locations our character sees as he travels. Legos are familiar to students, and they offer a fun opportunity for learning while allowing for mistakes, redos, and great conversation.

These Lego sets and the accompanying storage boxes are a resource I can pull out again and again with students over the course of several years too, so the investment will pay off over and over.

Mrs. Hiles
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Architecture Empire State Building 21046 New York City Skyline Architecture Model Kit for Adults and Kids, Build It Yourself Model Skyscraper, New 2019 (1767 Pieces) • Amazon Business $129.99 1 $129.99
LEGO Architecture Seattle Space Needle 21003 • Amazon Business $118.99 1 $118.99
LEGO Architecture Chicago 21033 Skyline Building Blocks Set (444 pieces) • Amazon Business $58.47 1 $58.47
LEGO Architecture Skyline Collection 21043 San Francisco Building Kit , New 2019 (565 Piece) • Amazon Business $46.38 1 $46.38
LEGO Architecture Skyline Collection 21044 Paris Building Kit , New 2019 (649 Piece) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
LEGO Architecture London Skyline Collection 21034 Building Set Model Kit and Gift for Kids and Adults (468 pieces) • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
LEGO Brick 4 Knobs Stackable Storage Box, Bright Orange, 5.7 Litre • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
LEGO Storage Brick 4, Black • Amazon Business $20.59 1 $20.59
LEGO Storage Brick 4, Yellow • Amazon Business $16.70 1 $16.70
LEGO Storage Brick 4, Blue • Amazon Business $15.96 1 $15.96
LEGO Storage Brick 4, Red • Amazon Business $15.57 1 $15.57
LEGO Storage Brick 4, Dark Green • Amazon Business $14.41 1 $14.41

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