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Mr. Rowley from Kent WA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Writing with Bricks in Hand

My students need an ipad for research and building bricks for creative engineering.

  • $903 goal

This project expired on January 13, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students want to tell stories. They have a lot of creative ideas, but they are not sure how to get their ideas out of their brain and onto the paper.

I gave my students a project to create a pet monster.

Then they were asked to write a monster story. By having them create the character first, they were then able to create a story around that character. My students come from many cultures and backgrounds. Many speak English as their second language. I want them to become better writers and storytellers so they can share more of their life and culture with others.

My Project

My students will use the building bricks to create characters and settings that they can then turn into amazing stories. As they use the bricks to start their stories, their minds will come alive. The student's creativity will explode and their stories will have much more depth and richness than before. The iPad will assist them in story planning and publishing as well.

The students have paper and pencils.

What they need is hands-on creativity tools to bring their stories to the next level. The legos and ipad will bring an excitement to our writing time. My students will look forward to writing time every day.

Mr. Rowley
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad mini 2 with Wi-Fi - 16GB - Silver • Best Buy Education $269.99 1 $269.99
LEGO Education Community Starter Set 4646265 (1,907 Pieces) • Amazon Business $199.95 1 $199.95
LEGO Education Fairytale and Historic Minifigures Set 4598356 (227 Pieces, 22 Different Figures) • Amazon Business $54.95 1 $54.95
LEGO Education Community Minifigures Set 4598355 (256 Pieces) • Amazon Business $50.50 1 $50.50
Building Bricks - 1000 pc "Big Bag of Bricks" Bulk Blocks with 54 Roof Pieces - Tight Fit and Compatible with Lego • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
Brick Building Base Plates By SCS - Large 10"x10" Blue Baseplates (4 Pack) - Tight Fit with Lego • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Brick Building Base Plates By SCS - Large 10"x10" Green Baseplates (4 Pack) - Tight Fit with Lego • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
LEGO Classic Sand Baseplate • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59

Materials cost

$668.83

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$58.52

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$767.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$135.42

Total project goal

$902.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$902.80

1 Donor

-$902.80

Donations toward project cost

-$767.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$135.42

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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