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Mrs. Castaneda from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Can Build It: Exploring the World of Architecture

My students need wooden building blocks, LEGOs and books about architecture.

  • $593 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school serves Pre-K to 2nd grade students. I live in the neighborhood where I teach. It is a vibrant Latino community with a large immigrant population. Most students come from working poor families.

My students love to show their creativity through art.

They bring a lot of excitement to the art room. Every week they come ready to explore new ways to express themselves. This project would allow them to explore the world of architecture and create worlds of their own.

My Project

The books that we will use are highly engaging and will help the class jump into the world of architecture. Just like Iggy Peck, a character from the book, students will want to build! Iggy's love of buildings and his unyielding curiosity will no doubt get students excited about architecture.

Students will use the LEGO building kits to explore buildings from around the world.

They will use the classic LEGO building sets to create their own designs for buildings. The wooden blocks will be used to take a step back in history and explore the Colosseum and the Great Pyramid.

Mrs. Castaneda
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Architecture 21024 Louvre Building Kit • Amazon Business $83.88 1 $83.88
Areaware Blockitecture Garden City Building Kit • Amazon Business $68.95 1 $68.95
LEGO Architecture Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 21035 Building Kit • Amazon Business $68.71 1 $68.71
LEGO Classic Creative Builder Box 10703 (Exclusive) • Amazon Business $29.89 2 $59.78
HABA Roman Coliseum Wooden Architectural Building Blocks - 110 Piece Set • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
HABA Pyramid Wooden Architectural Building Blocks 67 Piece Set - Build Chambers for the Sarcophagus • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
LEGO Architecture 21019 The Eiffel Tower • Amazon Business $34.30 1 $34.30
Areaware Blockitecture Décor • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Cool Architecture: Filled with Fantastic Facts for Kids of All Ages (Cool Kids) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Young Frank, Architect • Amazon Business $11.23 1 $11.23

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