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Mrs. W. from Fayetteville NC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Genius Kits for Future Geniuses!

My students need to experience fun and educational time with these Osmo Genius technology tools that will encourage more success in the areas of Science and Math!

  • $1,077 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a Title 1 school due to economic factors of our students. School, for some of our students, means, food, heat or cool, and safety. Many of our students are kinesthetic learners; therefore we plan lots of hands-on and creative activities.

Our school system encourages students to use technology tools such as I-pads and computers but we are also raising our expectations so that our students will use them in more innovative and creative ways.

The majority of our students either do not have these items in the home and/or deal with not having access to the internet which limits what they are able to do. I guess that is why when we are going to use i-pads or computers in the school, most of them really get excited.

Over 20% of our students are from military homes and many of our students are constantly in transient from one school to another but our numbers stay about the same as far as enrollment.

Our students love to learn new skills and get excited about new and creative activities!

My Project

Our school is embarking on a new program called "Makerspace Activities." Makerspace activities will allow time for our students to be more creative and use their higher-order thinking skills to solve problems and design. The tools will be provided at stations, the problem will be stated and the students will work in groups to complete the activity. Examples of activities: program a robot, use of an I-pad to take a virtual field trip using specific programs, solve math problems with the Osmo Genius, design the houses of the Three Little Pigs using legos, coding a Sphero to roll and etc.

Using computers, Osmo Geniuses and iPads in the various activities will allow the students' interactive experiences and visual problem-solving skills.

It could be called creative play and not only will the students have loads of fun, they will be progressing at their own pace and increasing their levels of Math and Science skills.

While the students are having educational fun and learning, the activities will also increase the abilities of our students to work cooperatively with their peers. The activities will require the students to compromise, agree and set to work to fulfill the activity requirements.

Mrs. W.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 350 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Osmo Genius Kit • Amazon Business $79.99 6 $479.94
Osmo Brain Fitness Kit • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Osmo Hot Wheels MindRacers Game (iPad base required) • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Osmo Coding Jam Game (Base required) • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
Osmo Creative Set with Monster Game (Base required) • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Osmo Coding Awbie Game (Base required) • Amazon Business $34.93 1 $34.93
Osmo Numbers Game (Base required) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Osmo Pizza Co. Game (Base required) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99

Materials cost

$809.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$63.17

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$915.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$161.49

Total project goal

$1,076.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,076.62

1 Donor

-$1,076.62

Donations toward project cost

-$915.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$161.49

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$0.00

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