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Mrs. Cesljarev from Indianapolis IN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Me Create a Makerspace Phase II

My students need Phase II items including storage, tools and craft items. Also, we need rocket engines for take off!

  • $413 goal

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My Students

Our school resides in a large, urban district. While the neighborhoods are trending in economic gain, our schools still suffer from suburbia migration and the education deficit that that the movement left in the wake.

Our science students are so excited to use inquiry to create and solve problems!

My students have so many great ideas and deserve all the STEM learning resources that I can deliver to them. They could be the next tech innovators if only given the tools.

My Project

Why save STEM projects for after school? I want to create a Middle School Maker Space for Center for Inquiry #27. My vision is that this will grow into it's own space and serve all of the students (pre K- 8) someday soon.

Indiana state science standards generously allow for engineering in the classroom in 6th, 7th and 8th grades and we need the goods to implement!

After much (fun) research on Makerspaces, I have learned storage is key. The Seville Classics 5-Tier Steel Wire Shelving /w Wheels and plastic storage bins will be perfect for holding student projects. Being on wheels is important for storage and moving to other parts of our school building. It will also help me teach valuable organizational skills which is really important for project sustainability.

I have included the BLACK+DECKER LDX120C 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill/Driver, drill bits and screws for projects that will require attaching wood or plastic parts (so many projects). Popsicle sticks, magnets and duct tape are used in such inventive ways by my student makers. The wire and wire cutters will also prove invaluable for connections and conductions.

Mrs. Cesljarev
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ggbin 7 Quart Clear Latch Storage Box with Black Handle and Latches - 4 Pack • Amazon Business $20.99 3 $62.97
Seville Classics 5-Tier Steel Wire Shelving /w Wheels, 14" D x 30" W x 60" H • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
BLACK+DECKER LDX120C 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill/Driver • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
FEYG Neodymium Bar Magnets, 15 Pack Super Powerful Fridge Magnet N52 Rare Earth Magnet • Amazon Business $18.49 1 $18.49
Oral-B Glide Pro-Health Dental Floss, Original Floss, 50 Meter (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $17.94 1 $17.94
Force Magnet - 100 POWERFUL Magnets, Tiny 18 mm Round Disc, Safest Earth Magnet, CREATE your OWN Crafts Projects, Display Family Artwork, Strong & SAFE, Perfect for School and Home • Amazon Business $17.14 1 $17.14
Real Thick (11Mil) and Strong Duct Tape 6353, Silver, 48mm x 32m (1.88 Inch x 35 Yards), 11mil Thick (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
PandaHall Elite Pack of 10 Rolls of Mixed Colored Aluminum 20 Guage Jewely Craft Making Beading Craft Wire 65 Feet/Roll • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
Black & Decker BDA42SD Standard Screw driving Set (42 Piece) • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
Natural Wood Craft Sticks (Pack of 1,000) • Amazon Business $12.60 1 $12.60
Perfect Stix Jumbo Craft Sticks ( Pack of 500ct) • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Accessbuy 347pc Home Nut, Bolt, Screw & Washer Assortment - All Phillips Head! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
S Hooks 5 Sizes S Shaped Hooks, Flykul 30 Pack Hanging Hooks Stainless Steel Metal Kitchen Hanging Hanger Heavy Duty Hooks, Storage Holders Organizer Household Hooks (30 pack, 5 Sizes in All) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Stanley 20-526 15-Inch 12-Point/Inch SharpTooth Saw • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98

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