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Mrs. T. from Greeneville TN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Makerspace From the Ground Up!

My students need matrials for LEGOs and other building materials to be able to engineer, create, and build.

  • $350 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students come from a rural county setting, where the school is located among generational farms. Over 70% of our students are on free and reduced lunches. However, they come to school willing to learn.

What our students lack in money, our students make up in an eagerness to learn everyday.

Our school provides more than just an education to our students, we provide food, shoes, and school supplies to our students. These caring students deserve every advantage we can give them to help improve their lives.

My Project

We are working to create a makerspace in our schools library. This project has been started, but we need more materials to keep it going. I want to concentrate on the engineering portion of STEAM for this donors choose project.

We need building materials such as LEGOs, marble run, and magnet tiles to accomplish this portion of the project.

We are using the LEGOs to create famous landmarks as a project in enrichment classes. We want to use the marble run to show students that gravity and engineering work together in a project for this school year. Finally, I want to use the magnet tiles to demonstrate building with my younger students.

These materials will be used in both my enrichment classes and regular library classes as well. I am trying to show students that literature, science, and math all work together in a fun and educational way. These materials will be used in multiple projects for the upcoming school year. They will really help us to start building a makerspace for our school library, and teaching students about creating, building,and how engineering works.

Mrs. T.
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lego 10697 Building Large Box Creator XXL, 1500 Pieces • Amazon Business $178.95 1 $178.95
PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Meland Marble Run Toy 122 Pcs Marble Game STEM Learning Toy, Educational Construction Building Blocks Toy, Marble Set Gift for Kids 4 5 6 + Year Old Boys Girls • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99

Materials cost

$262.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$296.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.39

Total project goal

$349.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$349.26

5 Donors

-$174.63

Donations toward project cost

-$148.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.19

Matching donations from our partners

-$174.62

Match offers toward project cost

-$148.43

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.19

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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