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Mrs. Lavinder from Elizabeth Cty NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Go Build a Tale

Help me give my students a classroom set of Lego blocks, complete with building plates and two sets of characters to enhance our story writing experiences.

  • $365 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

"What we learn with pleasure we never forget." Alfred Mercier

I consider myself lucky to teach a group of 37, personable, creative and motivated 3rd graders.

Our school is a Kindergarten through 5th grade elementary school. Of our student population, approximately 60% of them receive free or reduced lunch. I believe that one of the things that makes our school "stand out in the crowd" is the fabulous parental and community support that we receive. Great kids, great parents, great staff!

My Project

My third graders love to use their imagination and have terrific stories to tell, but they often struggle with getting those ideas onto paper. But I know what you are thinking: how will Lego blocks help to unleash their creative juices and bring those stories to life?

It is believed that we learn by doing, that our brains are wired through our hands on interactions.

It is my hope that by incorporating a large classroom set of Lego blocks and accessories (plates and characters) my students will be able to, literally, build a story. Students will be given a set of story element task cards to use as the catalyst for their Lego creations; the completed Lego story backdrop will then be used as the starting inspiration point for their creative narratives - stories born of their imagination and creation.

Mrs. Lavinder
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 3 $143.97
LEGO City Town Fun in the Park - City People Pack 60134 Building Toy • Amazon Business $49.17 1 $49.17
Community Minifigure Set for Role Play by LEGO Education • Amazon Business $46.95 1 $46.95
Upgrade Stackable Building Base Plates- Baseplate 10" x 10" in Variety Color, Compatible with all Major Brands (6PC Mixed) • Amazon Business $15.80 1 $15.80

Materials cost

$255.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.96

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$309.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.65

Total project goal

$364.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$364.34

6 Donors

-$324.69

Donations toward project cost

-$309.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$39.65

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$0.00

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