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Ms. Bombrys from Columbus OH is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

ChangeMaker with MakerSpace

My students need storage drawers, LEGO bricks, markers, paints, tape, and an array of materials in a "MakerSpace" to be able to openly explore and develop 21st century skills.

  • $675 goal

This project expired on November 2, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The urban school that I teach at is located in a historical area of the city and services a lower economic population with 100% of the students qualifying for free lunches. The student population is composed of an extremely diverse population that work extremely well together. Unfortunately, this community has been one of the hardest areas in the country hit by the opiate crisis. Consequently, my students need to have experiences that help them to build a sense of belonging and self-worth along with 21st century skills to prepare them for a successful future.

My Project

The funding of this project will allow me to create a “MakerSpace” in my classroom. My students will benefit from this MakerSpace because it focuses on student-centered inquiry. The students in my classroom have unique learning needs that will thrive in a MakerSpace learning environment because it allows them to express themselves, explore and learn without fear of failure.

My students need a “MakerSpace” with an array of materials such as LEGO bricks, electrical circuit materials, markers, Play-Doh, cardstock, paint, tape and similar items to furnish them the opportunity to manage their own learning and give them access to content in a manner that makes learning meaningful and long-lasting.

One example of how students will utilize the MakerSpace materials is to open explore a concept such as electricity. Using bulbs, copper tape, Play-Doh and batteries students will be able to construct different types of circuits. The only restraints will be their imaginations!

I am so thrilled about the prospect of a MakerSpace for my students to utilize. It is important that urban learners have experiences that promote the core competency of 21st century skills. My students are in dire need of educational experiences that allow them to develop these skills of collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and problem-solving. A MakerSpace not only helps them learn core science concepts but also better prepares them for the challenges of the workforce.

Ms. Bombrys
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
IRIS 12 Quart Stack & Pull Box, 6 Pack • Amazon Business $28.44 3 $85.32
Creative LEGO Brick Set by LEGO Education • Amazon Business $59.95 1 $59.95
Medium 10-Drawer Cart with Organizer Top, Black • Amazon Business $37.47 1 $37.47
Akro-Mils 10724 24-Drawer Plastic Parts Storage Hardware and Craft Cabinet, 20-Inch by 16-Inch by 6-1/2-Inch, Black • Amazon Business $34.13 1 $34.13
Glitter Markers by ZEYAR, Water based, Extra Fine Point, Nylon Tip, Set of 12, Multiple Colors, Odorless, Acid Free, Non-Toxic and Safe, Environmental friendly,Professional Paint Marker Manufacturer • Amazon Business $13.89 2 $27.78
Fine Metallic Markers Paints Pens,Metal Art Permanent Medium-Tip,Glass Paint Writing,Markers for Painting Rocks,Black Paper,Photo,Album,Gift Card Making,Christmas Present,DIY Craft Kids,10/Set • Amazon Business $10.79 2 $21.58
Ram-Pro Colored & Fluorescent Styles Heavy-Duty Duct Tape | Assorted Colors Pack of 12 Rolls, 1.88-inch x 10 Yard. • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set, 18 Piece (2-Ounce), PROMOABI Best Selling Colors I • Amazon Business $18.19 1 $18.19
Variety Pack Classic Baseplates (Set of 4 - 10" X 10") Compatible With All Major Brands of Building Blocks -- Green and Blue -- By Creative QT • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
CR2032 Sony Lithium 3V Battery 50 Pcs • Amazon Business $16.25 1 $16.25
Learning Resources Hands-On Soft Color Cubes, Set of 102 • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
DiCUNO 450pcs(5 Colors x 90pcs) 5mm LED Light Emitting Diode Round Assorted Color White/Red/Yellow/Green/Blue Kit Box • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Alvaz PAINT PENS,12 VIBRANT COLORS, FINE POINT TO MEDIUM POINT, WATER BASED ACRYLIC, WRITES ON ALL SURFACES, LOW ODOR, FAST DRYING, NON TOXIC, BEST CHOICE OF PAINT MARKER PENS FOR ARTS & CRAFT • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
Scotch Magic Tape, 3/4 x 1000 Inches, Boxed, 12 Rolls (810K12) • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
Energizer D Alkaline Industrial Batteries1.5v, Box of 12 • Amazon Business $14.42 1 $14.42
Neenah Paper Astrobrights Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb/176 gsm,"Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets, Multi-Colored (21003) • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Neenah Paper Astrobrights Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb/176 gsm,"Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets, Multi-Colored (21003) • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Paint Brush Set, 50 pcs Nylon Hair Brushes for Acrylic Oil Watercolor Painting Artist Professional Painting Kits • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Wausau Astrobrights 24# Writing Paper, 500 count, Cool Assortment, 8.5 x 11 Inch (20274) • Amazon Business $11.23 1 $11.23
Wausau Astrobrights 24# Writing Paper, 500 count, Cool Assortment, 8.5 x 11 Inch (20274) • Amazon Business $11.23 1 $11.23
Crayola Fine Line Markers, 40 Count, Assorted Colors, Adult Coloring • Amazon Business $11.15 1 $11.15
Mr. Sketch 1905069 Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $4.84 2 $9.68
4 Pack Copper Foil Tape with Conductive Adhesive for EMI Shielding, Slug Repellent, Paper Circuits, Electrical Repairs, Grounding(1/4inch) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
12 Pcs Paint Tray Palettes Plastic for DIY Craft Professional Art Painting • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Acerich 854-1027 300 Pcs Assorted Colors Pipe Cleaners DIY Art Craft Decorations Chenille Stems (6 mm x 12 inch) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Assorted Bright Colors Jumbo Smoothie Straws, Pack of 100 Pieces • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$535.17

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$573.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$101.15

Total project goal

$674.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$674.35

5 Donors

-$433.10

Donations toward project cost

-$410.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.95

Matching donations from our partners

-$191.82

Match offers toward project cost

-$163.05

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.77

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$49.43

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$0.00

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