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Mrs. Ballou from Moseley VA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Learn With Lego WeDo!

Help me give my students one Lego WeDo 2.0 kit to provide an opportunity for more students to work in small groups.

  • $280 goal

This project expired on May 26, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school has a long history embedded in the community we serve. Students are excited to attend a school where many of their parents and even grandparents went before them. I have an exciting opportunity to continue building a STEAM Resource program as we enter year 2! When you walk into my classroom you won't see students sitting in desks diligently taking notes, instead,‚Äč you'll see students brainstorming ideas, drawing images, building models, testing their solution, and more! I work with all the students in my building, kindergarten through fifth grade.

My students are spunky, inquisitive, and hardworking.

"I never knew school could be this fun!" a student shouted to a group member as they were working on a STEAM project. It is moments like these that push me to ensure that my students always have opportunities for hands-on, real-life learning experiences. My students are not defined by their labels, such as gifted, ADHD, ADD, or on grade-level, but instead they step into my classroom to showoff their talents and expand their imagination. It is wonderful donors, like yourself, that can help me to provide these experiences to our youngest learners!

My Project

Who loves Legos? Maybe that's a silly question because doesn't everyone?! And especially the students in my STEAM classroom! Lego has developed a new and innovative tool to get students coding with the Lego brick - Lego WeDo 2.0.

The Lego WeDo 2.0 kit equips students with Lego bricks, software to code on a variety of devices, and a curriculum to provide project ideas.

However, there are only enough materials for 2 students to work collaboratively. That's where you come in! I want to bring the ratio of students per kit down, so more students have an opportunity to explore and learn from this resource. My students who have ADHD and ADD will be more successful when they are working in smaller groups. They tend to get lost or distracted in a large group setting. I want them to have the ability to handle the materials, create, collaborate, and be successful! By funding this project, you are allowing more students to have this exact opportunity. Students will be introduced to computational thinking and the principles of engineering, which is exactly what my STEAM classroom curriculum focuses on. Together we'll be creating the engineers of tomorrow!

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 850 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
WeDo 2.0 Core Set • LEGO Education $189.95 1 $189.95

Materials cost

$189.95

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$237.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.96

Total project goal

$279.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$279.76

2 Donors

-$94.00

Donations toward project cost

-$79.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.10

match offer

-$185.76

Match offer toward project cost

-$157.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.86

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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