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Ms. Kennedy from Denver CO is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A STEM Lab That Inspires Tomorrow's Inventors

Help me give my students collaborative seating, project display shelves, and exciting ceiling lights that makes them excited and proud to be 21st-century learners!

  • $859 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The only thing my students love more than technology is using technology to solve real-world problems. They are experts at identifying opportunities to improve our school and building the capacity to make these improvements. My first graders designed a shade structure to protect Kindergartners from UV radiation, and my 5th graders reached out to the district about starting a composting program here at our school to reduce food waste.

Whenever faced with a challenge, my students are fearless innovators and problem-solvers.

They could spend hours tinkering with circuits or making adjustments to a model glider. No matter what new type of technology I throw at them, they become experts, staying persistent in the face of obstacles and teaching each other what they've learned. I can't wait to see what they want to learn about next!

My Project

We've got some great technology at our school--in their STEM class, students have access to computers, iPads, and 3D printers. My students are incredible at using technology to be makers and problem-solvers and deserve an incredible space to develop as 21st-century learners.

My students deserve to learn in a space that inspires them and supports their growth as innovators.

The STEM Lab at my school may have top-notch technology, but the lab requires some updates to meet the needs of my learners and the new realities of these technologies. Students building and programming robots need cushions to sit on as they build and test designs on the floor. When working on iPads to create 3D-printed designs, students shouldn't be sitting by themselves at desks, but next to one another on ottomans, sharing their designs and their expertise. When students have spent months perfecting a compound machine that solves a design challenge, they deserve to see that invention displayed in the classroom on shelves for all to see.

These supplies create an innovative space that is responsive to the needs of my learners and the needs of a 21st century STEM classroom. Donating to this project does not just impact 1 class of students, but impacts all of the 400+ students I serve as the STEM teacher at my school.

Ms. Kennedy
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair with Metal Frame, One Size, Blue • Amazon Business $39.97 4 $159.88
ECR4Kids SoftZone Floor Cushions with Handles, 2" Deluxe Foam, Square, Seafoam, (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $70.00 1 $70.00
Otto & Ben 30" Storage Ottoman - Folding Toy Box Chest with SMART LIFT Top, Upholstered Tufted Ottomans Bench Foot Rest for Bedroom, Royal Blue • Amazon Business $33.99 2 $67.98
Otto & Ben 30" Storage Ottoman - Folding Toy Box Chest with SMART LIFT Top, Upholstered Tufted Ottomans Bench Foot Rest for Bedroom, Sky Blue • Amazon Business $33.99 2 $67.98
Lightingsky Ceiling Pendant DIY IQ Jigsaw Puzzle Lamp Shade Kit with 15 Feet Hanging Cord (Blue, XL-18 inch) • Amazon Business $16.99 4 $67.96
ECR4Kids SoftZone Floor Cushions with Handles, 2" Deluxe Foam, Square, Purple, (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $67.60 1 $67.60
kwmobile DIY Puzzle Lamp Shade - Modern IQ Jigsaw Light in 30 Pieces min. 15 Different Designs - Diameter approx. 15.7 in / 40 cm - White in Size XL • Amazon Business $9.90 4 $39.60
Furinno 13093EX 6-Cube Bookcase Storage Organizer Espresso • Amazon Business $39.44 1 $39.44
Furinno 13207EX/BK Simplistic 9-Cube Organizer with Bins, Espresso/Black • Amazon Business $36.53 1 $36.53
Puzzle Lights with Cord, Home Decoration Assembly Jigsaw Puzzle Lamp Shade Kit with 12' Hanging Lantern Cord with On/Off Switch, M Size (Purple) • Amazon Business $15.58 2 $31.16

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