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Ms. Spruce (Cindy) from Denver CO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Blowing Off Some S.T.E.A.Mat the Creation Station

My students need more hands on S.T.E.A.M based activities for our Creation Station (makerspace) that can engage them in all subject area.

  • $440 goal

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My Students

All students have the power to CREATE! As a turn-around urban school that is inclusive of all students, we encourage and foster each student's sense of wonder, adventure, and creativity.

The library is a place where students can quench their thirst to learn through books, technology, and creating authentic projects in the libraries Creation Station.

Our school serves students in ECE through 5th grade. We are an urban school that serves a variety of needs students that come from high poverty to students that have experienced trauma. However, all of our students love to learn and love the library.

My Project

Over the past year our students have discovered the power of a MakerSpace in our school library as a place to grow their interests and imagination in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Having more STEAM based materials to explore these areas will help students in all areas of learning. Students will have the opportunity to create and explore with circuits, explore the magnets, and continue to explore and learn from a variety of hands on materials.

Students are given challenges that emphasize collaboration and problem solving.

Young students may have a challenge to create their names using magna-tiles while other students maybe challenged to build a lego mural of the sun, moon and stars to support their unit of study. All students at our school come to the library weekly and the younger students have learning challenges with the materials in the creation station that tie into their current learning. Student who experience the creation station see it as a place to take a break and blow off some S.T.E.A.M while learning.

Ms. Spruce (Cindy)
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 400 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG547 - Magna-Tiles® - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 1 $129.99
Code & Go Robot Mouse STEM Activity Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $50.96 2 $101.92
PP846 - Lakeshore Gear Builders - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $15.55 1 $15.55

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