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Mr. Carpenter from Appleton WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

LEGOs to Go

Help me give my students LEGOs and baseplates to start a MakerSpace program.

  • $400 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our library media center serves children in kindergarten through 6th grade with a variety of learning needs. Forty-three percent of the students are of color (Asian, Hispanic, and Black). Over 54% of the students come from low income families, and may be unfamiliar with MakerSpace activities. The library staff knows these fun MakerEducation activities will create opportunities to put books in students' hands.

MakerSpaces attract students to the library, engage them in the learning process, extend the literary experience, challenge the students, and provide opportunities for creating and problem-solving.

My Project

Purchasing baseplates and LEGOs makes it possible for my students to have an engaging maker education program in our library during and after school. Students will gain the following educational benefits: promote fine motor skills; encourage teamwork; increase creativity; develop problem-solving and mathematical thinking; improve communication skills; develop persistence; improve self-esteem; and develop lateral thinking and planning skills.

LEGOs to Go will help build a sense of community.

A boy scout from an area troop is constructing the LEGO wall for his Eagle Scout project. There are countless success stories of having a permanent LEGO wall in classrooms or libraries, but none involving a portable one. Our portable wall makes it easy to move from the library to classrooms, upstairs and downstairs via an elevator, yet mobile enough to transport to the gym or auditorium for school-wide events like maker fairs, movie nights, sock hops, book fairs, concerts, sporting events, etc.

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Mr. Carpenter
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 372 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
[Improved Design] 8 Baseplates, 10 x 10 Large Thick Base Plates for Building Bricks by Brickyard, for Play Table or Displaying Compatible Construction Toys (2 Green, 2 Blue, 2 Gray, 2 Sand - 8-Pack) • Amazon Business $29.95 2 $59.90
1000 Piece Building Bricks Set- 10 Classic Colors Guaranteed Tight Fit, Compatible with All Major Brands • Amazon Business $26.99 2 $53.98
LEGO Classic Windows of Creativity 11004 Building Kit, New 2019 (450 Pieces) • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98
Brickyard Building Blocks 4 Green Baseplates, Improved Design 10 x 10 Inches Large Thick Base Plates for Building Bricks, for Activity Table or Displaying Compatible Construction Toys (4-Pack, Green) • Amazon Business $15.95 3 $47.85
Brickyard Building Blocks 4 Gray Baseplates, Improved Design 10 x 10 Inches Large Thick Base Plates for Building Bricks, for Activity Table or Displaying Compatible Construction Toys (4-Pack, Grey) • Amazon Business $15.95 3 $47.85
10 Pack Compatible 5 X 5 inches Baseplates 16 x 16 dots base plates - Variety Pack by Brick Loot • Amazon Business $11.76 4 $47.04

Materials cost

$304.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$339.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.85

Total project goal

$399.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$399.02

4 Donors

-$320.00

Donations toward project cost

-$272.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.00

Matching donations from our partners

-$79.02

Match offers toward project cost

-$67.17

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.85

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$0.00

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