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Mrs. McCall from Morehead City NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Using LEGO Bricks to Build a Classroom Community

Help me give my students access to a wide variety of LEGO bricks and art resources so my students can build our community...all while incorporating mathematical, literacy and critical-thinking skills!

  • $852 goal

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My Students

"Uggghh not another unit on our community. We learned about this last year and the year before that!" Help me change groans to grins by bringing Social Studies to life by adding a STEM and performance arts component.

Instead of just researching about how communities have changed over time, my students will research and design their own city using LEGO bricks and their own art designs.

Students will be able to use the LEGO bricks to engineer their ideal communities. Students will use stopmotion animation to bring their community to life. Literacy will be integrated throughout this unit because students will conduct research; maintain notes during their builds; and students will have to write a script for their stopmotion animation video (the performance art aspect). Math will be integrated because will have to use their knowledge of geometry (angles, area, perimeter, multiplication and more) to design their community. Students will work collaboratively with partners for this project-based learning activity.

My Project

Students will use the LEGO idea books to help them generate new ideas for their community. Students will use the LEGO bricks to design their own community. Students will have to be creative by using cardstock, markers, and glue to create any items they cannot build with the LEGO bricks to make their community more realistic. Students will use an iPad (already in the classroom) to take images and create video. Students will utilize the stopmotion animation app to bring their community to life.

I truly believe that integrating core subjects with art will enhance my students' unique gifts and talents as they think critically, problem-solve, and use their creativity while working collaboratively with others.

I want students to enhance their knowledge about the world by thinking critically as they wonder, create, and share with others.

Mrs. McCall
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO City Hospital 60204 Building Kit (861 Piece) • Amazon Business $99.89 1 $99.89
LEGO Creator 31036 Toy and Grocery Shop, 3-in-1 Building Toy Set (Toy Store, Grocery Shop, or Newspaper Stand/Post Office), 466 Pieces • Amazon Business $81.99 1 $81.99
LEGO CITY Fire Station 60110 • Amazon Business $74.99 1 $74.99
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Community Minifigure Set for Role Play by LEGO Education • Amazon Business $46.95 1 $46.95
LEGO City Fishing Boat 60147 Creative Play Toy • Amazon Business $40.00 1 $40.00
LEGO City Police Mobile Command Center 60139 Building Toy • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Geyer Instructional Products 173005 Xy Axis Dry Erase Magnet, 1" Sqaures • Amazon Business $38.38 1 $38.38
Roylco Poseable People Stencil • Amazon Business $19.23 1 $19.23
Glue Dots Craft Roll, Contains 200 ( .5 Inch) Adhesive Craft Dots (08165) • Amazon Business $5.70 3 $17.10
Elmers Washable School Glue - Gallon • Nasco $16.95 1 $16.95
365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks • Amazon Business $16.28 1 $16.28
LEGO Play Book: Ideas to Bring Your Bricks to Life • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
The Lego Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination • Amazon Business $14.61 1 $14.61
Roylco Botanical Cuts • Nasco $13.55 1 $13.55
LEGO City Supplementary Straight & Crossroad 7280 Plates, Best Toys • Amazon Business $12.65 1 $12.65
LEGO City Supplementary Straight & Crossroad 7280 Plates, Best Toys • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
LEGO City Town T-Junction and Curve Plate 7281 Building Kit • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Glue Dots 32901 Desktop Roll Dispenser • Amazon Business $8.03 1 $8.03
Pyramids - Pkg. of 20 • Nasco $5.20 1 $5.20

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