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Mrs. Platt from Westfield IN is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Donate to Innovate

Help me give my students items for maker space such as: Modeling clay, craft sticks, k'nex, gardening tools, and robotics such as Lego Spybotics. I also asked for a sewing machine to teach students who want to learn.

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My Students

I get to teach an ENTIRE school of Innovators and Leaders. We are a Leader In Me School where we are inspiring a very diverse group of students to become leaders in their school, community, and world. In my classroom, the Innovation Lab, we are igniting a passion in kids to realize their ability to be Innovative in all areas of life so that they will unleash their fullest potential . Innovation means to “make new” or to take something that exists and “change it, improve it, and make it better”.

ALL students are Innovators and Leaders if you provide avenues and access to materials for enriching experiences.

We have such a diverse group of learners that rarely have opportunities outside the classroom to experience innovation. It is my mission to bring innovation to ALL of our students at our school.

My Project

I will use the makerspace supplies to encourage students to bring their innovations to life. I will use robotic systems to teach technology standards. I want each student in our school to have the opportunity to plant their own seeds with the gardening tools. Our students are rarely provided materials and opportunities to explore real life applications such as sewing, gardening, robotics, and freedom to build. The sewing machine, Lego Spybots, K'nex, and Planter cups will provide access to experiences and learning that would otherwise not exist.

Providing students with a variety of supplies will allow them to innovate to their fullest potential.

All of the items in this project will encourage curious learners to become innovative leaders.

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This project will reach 550 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Spybotics 3809 Technojaw T55 • Amazon Business $179.88 1 $179.88
Play-Doh Modeling Compound Schoolpack • Amazon Business $29.99 4 $119.96
Brother Project Runway CS5055PRW Electric Sewing Machine - 50 Built-In Stitches - Automatic Threading • Amazon Business $115.99 1 $115.99
Seed Starter Peat Pots Kit | Germination Seedling Trays are Biodegradable and Organic | 10 Plastic Plant Markers Included | 5 Pack - 50 Cells • Amazon Business $8.95 12 $107.40
Tinkering Labs Electric Motors Catalyst, Robotics Stem Kit for Kids Age 8-12 • Amazon Business $59.00 1 $59.00
K'NEX 100 Model Imagine Building Set (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $46.52 1 $46.52
Crayola Model Magic, School Supplies Classpack, Modeling Clay Alternative, 1 oz, Packs, 75 Count • Amazon Business $33.00 1 $33.00
K'NEX Education - STEM Explorations: Swing Ride Building Set • Amazon Business $30.49 1 $30.49
600Pcs Pipe Cleaners Craft Set, Included 200Pcs Pipe Cleaners, 200Pcs Pom Poms, 200Pcs Self-Sticking Wiggle Googly Eyes, Assorted Colors and Assorted Sizes for DIY Art Craft • Amazon Business $12.98 2 $25.96
KACAGA Water Fuse Beads Kit 24 Colors 6000 Beads, Refill kit Compatible Beados Magic Water Sticky Beads Art Crafts Toys for Kids Beginners (6000+ Beads Complete Set) • Amazon Business $21.98 1 $21.98
Heavy Duty Silver Duct Tape - 5 Roll Multi Pack Industrial Lot – 30 Yards x 2 inch Wide – Large Bulk Value Pack of Grey Original Extra Strength, No Residue, All Weather. Tear by Hand • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
200 PCS Colorful Craft Sticks Natural Wooden 4-1/2" Length Treat Sticks Great for DIY Craft Creative Designs • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Caydo 240 Pieces 1 Inch Assorted Pom Poms Pompoms for Hobby Supplies and DIY Creative Crafts Decorations • Amazon Business $4.95 4 $19.80
ilauke 50Pcs Bobbins Sewing Threads Kit, 400 Yards per Polyester Thread Spools, Prewound Bobbin with Case for Brother Singer Janome Machine, 25 Colors • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Alphatool 500 Pcs Colorful Sawtooth Wood Craft Sticks- Assorted Color and Natural Wooden Popsicle Sticks Jumbo Ice Pop Treat Sticks Bulk for DIY Craft Project, Classroom Creative Designs (4.5 Inch) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Labara Sturdy Natural Wood Clothespins 1 3/4"-100/pkg • Amazon Business $7.85 2 $15.70
42pcs Felt Fabric Sheet 4"x4" Assorted Color DIY Craft Squares Nonwoven 1mm Thick • Amazon Business $5.18 2 $10.36
24 Rolls Washi Masking Tape Set,Decorative Craft Tape Collection for DIY and Gift Wrapping,by Mooker • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59

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