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  • $590 goal

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Ms. Mueller
Grades PreK-2
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Elementary Makerspace

My students need headphones to use with iPads while creating videos and other iPad creations. We need supplies to create a Makerspace station. We need books and a shelf for display to encourage inquiry and wonder.

My Students

My 2nd grade classroom is a place of challenge and discovery. I work to inspire a growth mindset among this group of budding entrepreneurs, diplomats, scientists, mathematicians, artists and writers. My classroom fosters the 21st century skills of creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking and problem solving.

The diverse cultural backgrounds represented create a rich classroom with a wide variety of learning styles and aptitudes.

My students are eager to explore and learn, and love to create, design and build.

My Project

Creativity is a critical 21st skill. According to Ken Robinson, "Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.” President Obama has touted innovation as being key to our country's economic success.

By incorporating a Makerspace into my classroom I hope to foster innovation and creative thinking among my students.

They will have the opportunity to create STEAM projects and explore a multitude of ways to show their learning creatively.

I will incorporate creative opportunities across all content areas, by having students do projects such as exploring how to create a marble run in our Force and Motion unit, or creating a representation of what they have learning in an Inquiry based project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Better The Day - Invisible Floating Childrens Bookshelf - 24 inch - Wall Shelf - Clear - Mounting Hardware Included • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
ECR4Kids Craft Tape Dispenser with 10 Assorted Color Tape Rolls • Amazon Business $42.29 1 $42.29
MakeDo Freeplay 65 Pack • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Crayola 23-6002 Model Magic Modeling Compound Class Pack, Asstd Colors, 1-oz. Pouches, 75/ctn • Amazon Business $38.98 1 $38.98
Califone 2800-RD Listening First Stereo Headphones with 3.5mm mini plug, Red • Amazon Business $11.24 3 $33.72
Califone 2800-BL Listening First Stereo Headphones, Blue • Amazon Business $10.67 3 $32.01
Gravity Maze • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
The Invent to Learn Guide to Making in the K-3 Classroom: Why, How, and Wow! • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $14.81 1 $14.81
Why? • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
Edukit Jumbo Pack Of 360 Pipe Cleaners/Chenille Stems 12 inch x 6 mm - 14 Colors - Inc. Fluorescent Colours • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Return • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Pepperell Craft Making Assorted Pom Poms, Standard Colors, 750 Per Package • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Loew Cornell 1021254 Woodsies Craft Sticks, 1000-Piece (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $9.31 1 $9.31
Belkin Speaker and Headphone Splitter • Amazon Business $2.76 3 $8.28
Stella, Queen of the Snow (Stella and Sam) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Stella, Fairy of the Forest (Stella and Sam) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Stella, Star of the Sea (Stella and Sam) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Crystallove 4 Holes Mixed Color Environmental Buttons 30mm in Bulk for Sewing Fasteners Scrapbooking and DIY Craft (1.2", 30pcs) • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Bag of (100) Very Assorted Buttons. Assorted Colors. Sizes Range From 3/8" to 1-1/2" • Amazon Business $4.65 1 $4.65
Blumenthal Lansing Favorite Findings Buttons, Cloudy, Assorted, 130-Pack • Amazon Business $3.06 1 $3.06
Blumenthal Lansing Favorite Findings Basic Buttons Assorted Sizes, 130/Pkg, Citrus • Amazon Business $2.29 1 $2.29

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