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Ms. Gilroy from Ithaca NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Think Design Build!

Help me give my students the opportunity to design, build and work together to solve engineering problems with LEGO blocks!

  • $279 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our elementary school has students who are curious and adventurous. They love trying to invent things and are interested in designing things that can solve problems. Many of them enjoy challenges and are learning to work together to meet goals.

On the playground they use natural items to design and build but when they come inside they don't have the materials they need.

When the weather turns colder they will be indoors a great deal and I want to give them the opportunity to design and build indoors too.

Students need these engaging opportunities to work and solve problems together in order to grow and succeed.

My Project

LEGO is an amazingly versatile tool/toy that engages just about every child. Full funding of this project will allow me to create LEGO challenges that engage Pre-K to Grade 5 students to try to solve a problem. Students will then work together sometimes in the same age group sometimes in multi age groups to find solutions to the challenges.

I will also provide ample opportunities for students to design their own projects with LEGO both independently and with a collaborative groups.

Students will be building skills of design, sharing, perseverance and working together in a really fun and engaging way.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lego 10697 Building Large Box Creator XXL, 1500 Pieces • Amazon Business $187.95 1 $187.95
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

$203.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$236.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.79

Total project goal

$278.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$278.60

2 Donors

-$278.60

Donations toward project cost

-$236.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.79

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$0.00

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