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Mrs. Thacher from Brooklyn MI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaged Engineers!

My students need supplies to create STEM projects to help further their knowledge and become 21st century learners.

  • $414 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students learn best when doing hands-on work. They come from different socio-economic backgrounds and light up my day with their laughter and stories. We learn from each other, and I know doing hands-on learning is the best way for them to succeed as 21st century learners.

I have taught a wide range of students with differing skills and personalities.

Each student walks into our classroom with different needs and wants. Working as a classroom community, we develop skills that will help foster their growth as global citizens. We learn best with tactile activities and discussion based lessons. Our school caters to several different types of students with different home lives. The town may not be a metropolis; however their heart is large as a community. They have stepped up together to work as a team, which models to the students what is needed for a healthy community.

I have taught a diverse group of students, each student teaching me something different. I enjoy immensely the discussions we have together and the learning that takes place in our classroom.

My Project

The use of these materials will find ways for students to be engaged in the classroom that encourages thinking outside the box.

Although common materials, each has a purpose in giving the students a way to create their own masterpiece.

The students can use the materials to create catapults, different types of towers, bridges, and so much more!

Also, the materials can be used in various ways to give students ownership for their education. Each serves a purpose in helping them understand better the world around them and engages the students to become global citizens. The Magnatiles, tape, straws, foil, cups, pipecleaners, straws and building blocks will be used as tower building stations. The hot glue guns and popsicle sticks are able to be used with a project to integrate the fairytale “Goldilocks” and building her a more suitable bed. The glue, strarch and glitter would be used to create slime. The popsicle sticks, rubberbands and spoons are used to complete a catapult challenge. The beauty of the materials needed is that they can be interchanged with different challenges.

The activities also encourage "soft skills" which are imperative for the work place, such as collaboration with others, communication skills and problem-solving with different scenarios.

Mrs. Thacher
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
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
Surebonder Hybrid-20F Mini Cordless/Corded High Temperature Glue Gun-For Cordless Use the Gun Requires 4 AA Batteries (not included) • Amazon Business $22.53 2 $45.06
Dimple Large Building Blocks for Kids (225-Piece Set) Stackable, Multi-Colored, Interlocking Toys Safe, Non-Toxic Plastic Bright Colors, Waterproof Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Pusdon Masking Tape, White, Pack of 5, Each 3/4-Inch x 60 Yards (19mm x 55m) • Amazon Business $12.95 2 $25.90
For Pro Foil Sheets 900s 9 Inch X 10.75 Inch, 500 Count • Amazon Business $10.79 2 $21.58
Castle Art Supplies Multi Color Craft Glitter Shaker Jars Set of 24 Beautiful Bottles with Non Toxic Vibrant Colors - Perfect for Children Or Adult Arts & Craft Projects • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Cleaning Heavy Duty Scrub sponge by Scrub-it - Non-Scratch - Scrubbing Sponges Use for Kitchen, Bathroom & More - Yellow -24 Pack- • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Plastic Tea Spoons Medium Weight - White (1000 Count) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Purex Sta-Flo Concentrated Liquid Starch, 64 fl. oz. Plastic Jug (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $15.50 1 $15.50
AmazonBasics AA Performance Alkaline Batteries (48 Count) - Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Popsicle Sticks, (1,000pc), 4-1/2" Length, FDA Approved Food Grade Wooden Ice Cream Sticks, Great Bulk Sticks for Crafts, by Fedmax. (1,000pc) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Eagrye 12 Quart Plastic Dishpan/ Wash Basin, Set of 3 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Hefty Party On Plastic Party Cups (Assorted Colors - Amethyst, Neptune Blue, Paprika, and Apple Green - 16 Ounce, 100 Count) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Bememo 200 Pieces Pipe Cleaners Chenille Stems 6 mm x 12 Inch for Diy Art Craft, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
AmazonBasics No. 1 Paper Clips, Nonskid, 100 per Box, 10-Pack • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
[500 Pack] Neon Colored Drinking Straws - Flexible, Disposable Kid Friendly, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
AmazonBasics Assorted Size and Color Rubber Bands, 0.5 lb. • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49

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