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Ms. Mooney from Richmond CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing STEM To Life With A Maker Space

My students need a Maker Space Mobile Project Cart that is fully loaded.

  • $946 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I serve special education students at a school where a major oil refinery is located just a few miles away. More than half of the students are from low-income households and come from all over the district to join this primarily Dual Immersion school where we work incredibly hard to provide a quality education. I work with the special needs students who struggle in the general education classroom. My students focus better and work harder if they are engaged during lessons.

All students perform more effectively if they are engaged and given materials that allow for kinesthetic learning which includes using technology.

They deserve the same quality education as a higher income school. Many of my students come to school hungry and without proper clothing.

They are inquisitive, intelligent, and want to be successful. They need someone to believe in them, have empathy for their needs, and make a connection with them so they build their confidence and self-esteem. They need to experience curriculum through visual, tactile and kinesthetic modalities.

My Project

Integrating subjects with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) allow students to gain the confidence needed to work hard.

If students are given everything they need to put STEM skills into action, they will invent, innovate and discover and bring their ideas to life.

A maker space is a community center with tools. What better way to create by enabling students to design, prototype and create manufactured works that wouldn’t be possible to create with the resources available to individuals working alone. The Maker Space cart is packed with everything needed—from tools and tubes to gears and wood supplies—the sturdy metal cart creates an instant maker space anywhere. What a great way to motivate students and get them excited about learning.

Ms. Mooney
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC935X - Maker Space Mobile Project Cart - Fully Loaded • Lakeshore Learning Materials $699.00 1 $699.00

Materials cost

$699.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$63.96

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$803.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$141.78

Total project goal

$945.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$945.22

2 Donors

-$870.22

Donations toward project cost

-$739.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$130.53

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

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$0.00

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