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Ms. Gardner from Boise ID is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Library Makerspace in the Making!

My students need some creative outlets! Some design-your-own-project electronics kits, inspiring design books, an Osmo gaming system, and a little duck tape will make magic!

  • $963 goal

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My Students

7:20 comes and bam! the library has a line of students waiting to get in. They fill our lounge furniture, tables and computers with energy. A makerspace would add another level of creative outlet to our library. "An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them." Stephen Fry

Our junior high students are an energetic bunch!

They evolve and change so quickly and their interests come and go with the trends. And every group needs a place to go and feel safe and our library provides that space for so many of them. We have our avid readers, our dedicated homework group, and our group that likes to develop and create things.

My Project

The Makerspace resources would be housed in a small dedicated glassed in area that was previously used as a teacher work area and for storage. A computer, iPad mini and table space is available for their creative use and the new materials will be housed in and around the Makerspace to draw kids in and spark their imagination. I would like to encourage students to meet new people and collaborate with those they might not necessarily work with. The variety of materials I have requested will appeal to those who enjoy science based activities, the builders of the world and those who simply want to complete something crafty. My goal is to spark some level of creativity in our students and foster a love of critical thinking.

Donations to this project will begin to transform a lesser and underused space in our very busy library and hopefully lead more students to investigate careers in STEAM fields.

Allowing for creative project building really gives kids a chance to "break" the rules, to avoid following the status quo. It encourages taking chances and throwing caution to the wind. Who knows what their ultimate outcome will be, but in the end was it fun? Were they proud of their creations? Did it foster new ideas?

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This project will reach 900 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
littleBits Electronics Premium Kit • Amazon Business $149.00 1 $149.00
Snap Circuits Extreme SC-750 Electronics Discovery Kit • Amazon Business $84.88 1 $84.88
Osmo Gaming System for iPad • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Gravity Maze • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Joylabz Makey Makey An Invention for Everyone Science Kit • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
School Library Makerspaces: Grades 6-12 • Amazon Business $45.00 1 $45.00
LEGO Education Small Building Plates Set 4646267 (22 Pieces) • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
The Invent To Learn Guide To Fun • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Make: Rockets: Down-to-Earth Rocket Science • Amazon Business $24.48 1 $24.48
18 Roll Variety Pack of Bazic Print and Solid Colors (brights and regular colors) of All Purpose Duct Tape • Amazon Business $24.28 1 $24.28
Sciencewiz Cool Circuits • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
LEGO Classic Creative Supplement • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Make: The Annotated Build-It-Yourself Science Laboratory: Build Over 200 Pieces of Science Equipment! • Amazon Business $16.23 1 $16.23
Make: Getting Started with Sensors: Measure the World with Electronics, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi • Amazon Business $15.47 1 $15.47
LEGO Chain Reactions: Design and build amazing moving machines • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
5-Inch By 5-Inch Green Dots Baseplate Lego®-Compatible 4-Pack • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Sylvia's Super-Awesome Project Book: Super-Simple Arduino (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $12.65 1 $12.65
Tape It & Make It: 101 Duct Tape Activities (Tape It and...Duct Tape Series) • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Robotics: DISCOVER THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE with 20 PROJECTS (Build It Yourself) • Amazon Business $11.05 1 $11.05
Bazic Fluorescent Colored Duct Tape, Assorted Colors, Pack of 6, 1.89-inch x 10 Yard • Amazon Business $10.34 1 $10.34
A Kid's Guide to Awesome Duct Tape Projects: How to Make Your Own Wallets, Bags, Flowers, Hats, and Much, Much More! • Amazon Business $9.71 1 $9.71

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