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Mrs. Snodgrass from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Watch Me Build a Building

Help me give my students books and building manipulatives for their study of buildings.

  • $551 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My 3 year olds are some of the most amazing children I have ever met. They thrive while living in one of the most dangerous communities in our nation's capital. Some have gone through more in their young lives than many of us will ever have to endure in a lifetime. Yet every day, they walk down a hill to school where they are able to escape the violence that riddles their neighborhood and find solace in our classroom. Despite all of the challenges they face outside the school walls, they still come to school each day ready and excited to learn.

My students blossom with the educational and enrichment opportunities being offered, which helps them to build their background knowledge and exposes them to things they otherwise wouldn't be exposed to.

For all of them, coming to school is where they have any opportunities to build their academic and social foundations to set them up for success later in life.

My Project

My preschool students have a unit of study on buildings and how to construct various structures using different materials. It is a very hands-on unit of study with lots of opportunities to explore building with various materials but they lack the materials to do so. The cardboard blocks will give them the opportunity to build a structure that is large enough for them to fit in, without the danger of it hurting them if it falls. The porcupine blocks will also give them a sensory opportunity to build with a different material.

Most of my students have also never been exposed to the elements of constructing a building and the materials and resources that go into building a building.

The books being requested will give them the exposure and background knowledge of what goes into the construction of a building and will be able to apply that learning to their structures in class.

Mrs. Snodgrass
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CB214 - Jumbo Cardboard Blocks - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 2 $79.98
Porcupine Blocks (216 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $42.46 1 $42.46
Un gran edificio / One Big Building • AKJ Education $19.94 1 $19.94
Three Little Cajun Pigs • AKJ Education $9.49 2 $18.98
The Three Little Tamales • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
The Gingerbread Girl • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Building Our House • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Construction Countdown • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Dreaming Up A Celebration of Building • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Gingerbread Friends • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Look at That Building! A First Book of Structures • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Monsters on Machines • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Huff & Puff • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
The House That Max Built • AKJ Education $9.85 1 $9.85
Dump Truck Trouble/Let's Build a Doghouse! Deluxe Pictureback • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Find It! At the Construction Site • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Night Worker • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Cool Construction Vehicles • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Trip To The Construction Site, A • AKJ Education $6.02 1 $6.02
The Gingerbread Boy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
B Is for Bulldozer Board Book A Construction ABC • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Let's Meet a Construction Worker • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Seedlings: Construction Workers • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Construction Workers • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Time to Build • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Cranes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Three Pigs and a Gingerbread Man • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Machines on a Construction Site • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Construction Workers Help • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Construction Sites • AKJ Education $4.50 1 $4.50
The Three Little Pigs • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Dazzling Diggers • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Construction Destruction • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Three Little Pigs • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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