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Mrs. Kara Sloat from Jenks OK is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Building Blocks of Education

My students need magnetic blocks along with LEGO block sets to help them with their creative building skills and explore different roles within their community.

  • $715 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Most of my students are English as a second language learners with a high percentage qualifying for free lunch. For many of them this is their first time being submerged in an english speaking environment. My students are faced with many difficulties in and out of the classroom.

Despite the challenges my students face, they come into the classroom everyday ready to learn, play, communicate and make new friends.

We have a fun group of students ready to take on the challenge of learning a different language than spoken at home, and are ready to jump into anything I put in front of them. We have fun learning and do so through many avenues.

My Project

Our classroom currently has only a few sets of block, which makes it hard for more than a pair of students to use at once. With what we have, the students enjoy building castles, towers as high as they can, and buildings for the small collection of figurines that we have. The LEGO figurines I am requesting in this project are those of important people portrayed in our lives that students come across: community helpers--police officers, teachers, doctors, etc. The diversity within the set is relatable to students and they highlight different professions. I look forward to observing the students activate prior knowledge when working with the my town sets. The students will be able to explore roles and responsibilities with the community people figurines.

Building futures for our students through educational materials like a variety of LEGO blocks and figurines, will allow them to use critical thinking, and social skills.

Being able to have more materials to expand their knowledge along with sparking their imagination builds excitement through learning. That excitement and relatable content is just a few of the sub-building blocks in their educational experiences that will carry with them for years to come. The thought of their excitement when receiving these new additions to our classroom already has me filled with much joy.

Mrs. Kara Sloat
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO DUPLO Town Big Fair 10840 Building Kit, Multi • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
LEGO DUPLO Town Farm Adventures 10869 Building Kit (104 Piece), Multi • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Kids Magnet Toys Magnet Building Tiles, 120 PCs 3D Magnetic Building Blocks Set, Educational Toys for Kids Children • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Community People Set for Exploring Roles and Responsibilities by LEGO Education DUPLO • Amazon Business $59.95 1 $59.95
World People Set for Exploring Family Dynamics by LEGO Education DUPLO • Amazon Business $49.90 1 $49.90
LEGO DUPLO Town Big Construction Site Best Toy • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
LEGO DUPLO Cafe 10587 Building Toy • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
AILUKI 110PCS Magnetic Building Blocks All of Which Are Actual Strong Magnetic Tiles Educational Stacking Blocks Boys Girls Toys for Children Educational and Creative Imagination Development • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
LEGO Duplo My Town Family House 10835 Building Block Toys for Toddlers • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
LpToys 24 PC SET My First Farm and Wild Animals Figures Set (20 Pcs) with 4 Fences Included (Duplo Compatible) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
LEGO DUPLO Town Airport 10871 Building Blocks (29 Piece) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
LEGO DUPLO Town Farm Animals 10870 Building Kit (16 Piece), Multi • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
LEGO DUPLO Town Family Pets 10838 Duplo (15 Piece), Multi • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$526.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$42.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$607.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$107.22

Total project goal

$714.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$714.79

8 Donors

-$402.98

Donations toward project cost

-$350.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.95

match offer

-$302.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$257.54

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.45

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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