One year ago our Lego Wall was just a dream. I wrote and submitted a grant for it to our ABC/25 district grant foundation and was waiting to hear back. View my grant here. I received word that it was granted in December. When I went to make the purchase I realized that LEGO doesn't do purchase orders for schools. So, the foundation president kindly agreed to purchase everything from her credit card. After the parent volunteers and their pre-schools helped color sort the lego brick, I introduced my 1st-5th graders to a collaborative rotational symmetry challenge. I wrote about how we did this in November's School Arts Magazine. View my post about this here.
Towards the end of the school year, before every student had a chance to participate in the Lego Wall designs, I realized I had underestimated the number of bricks I needed to complete our wall. That's when I learned about a crowd funding startup called Edbacker. We posted a campaign and quickly raised the money to complete the project. The very last brick was entered on the very last plate on the very last day of school! The plates went up on display this week after the district ordered and installed our display board. This is a reusable installation. I'm looking forward to seeing how our artist do on our next challenge!
Our Lego Wall was made possible because of so many people working together. It was a collaborative project in every way. Thank you!