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Mrs. Sinkele from Youngstown OH is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

If They Dream It- Leopards Can Make It!

My students need hand tools and prototyping supplies to ramp up our makerspace.

  • $512 goal

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My Students

My middle school and high school students are a diverse group of bright young ladies and gentlemen that come to school ready to learn but don't have an outlet to bring their ideas to life. I would like to make a makerspace in my classroom where students can use their creativity to make and build prototypes to enhance their understanding of the engineering design process.

Our students asked and we listened- they want to create and build!

After years of having limited elective opportunities due to funding, we're kicking off the school year with brand new STEM programs- Robotics and Drones- and my students are ready to let their inventiveness fly! We just need to amp up our space to make it "maker-friendly". (Our classroom is a blank slate- see class photo). We have the technology but we need some basics- you'll be amazed at what a student can do with just some duct tape and cardboard- limitless!

My Project

By having the right tools to use, my students will be limited only by their imagination in our new STEM classroom makerspace. Saws, utility knives, screwdrivers, and hot glue guns are must haves for the students to put things together and having lots of colored duct tape will put the finishing touch on their projects. We'll need a shelf too, so that students have easy access to the supplies and can freely choose what they need to use. We plan to grow this new space by adding recyclables and donated building materials too.

During the day my students will have access to the space for their design projects and after school we can open the space to other students and their parents who just need a place to make.

We also want to stress proper use of hand tools so that students will be not only comfortable using the tool but know how to use it safely.

Mrs. Sinkele
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK20639750T Glue GunHot Melt80 W0.45 InDual Temp • Grainger $14.16 3 $42.48
TK20639749T Hot Melt Glue Stick 716 Diameter 10 Length 24 PK • Grainger $16.52 2 $33.04
TK20639776T Plastic ShelvingOpen48H4 Shelf • Grainger $32.25 1 $32.25
TK20639757T 12 x 9 Self-Healing Cutting Mat Black • Grainger $6.20 5 $31.00
TK20639774T 8 Adjustable Wrench Plain Handle 1-18 Jaw Capacity Steel • Grainger $9.82 2 $19.64
TK20639760T Clamping BoxFor 14 In. Miter Saws • Grainger $18.77 1 $18.77
TK20639763T Paper Masking Tape Rubber Tape Adhesive 4.80 mil Thick 1 X 60 yd. Tan 1 EA • Grainger $3.33 5 $16.65
TK20639756T Self-Retracting 6 Safety Knife 1 EA • Grainger $3.23 5 $16.15
TK20639775T Nylon 66 Cable Tie Kit Assorted Colors No. of Pieces 500 • Grainger $14.59 1 $14.59
TK20639753T Light-Duty Duct Tape 1-12 X 50 yd. 6.30 mil Thick Red Vinyl 1 EA • Grainger $14.29 1 $14.29
TK20639752T Light-Duty Duct Tape 1-12 X 50 yd. 6.30 mil Thick Green Vinyl 1 EA • Grainger $14.29 1 $14.29
TK20639755T Light-Duty Duct Tape 1-12 X 50 yd. 6.30 mil Thick Yellow Vinyl 1 EA • Grainger $14.29 1 $14.29
TK20639751T Light-Duty Duct Tape 1-12 X 50 yd. 6.30 mil Thick Blue Vinyl 1 EA • Grainger $14.29 1 $14.29
TK20639759T 25 Hand Saw for Plastic Wood 20 • Grainger $12.94 1 $12.94
TK20639765T Steel Common Nail with Flat Head Type Galvanized Finish 4d Size 1-12 Length PK292 • Grainger $6.15 2 $12.30
TK20639768T 7 Heavy Duty Staple Gun Chrome • Grainger $11.36 1 $11.36
TK20639771T HexPhillipsSlottedTorx Pocket Screwdriver Set Acetate Number of Pieces 4 • Grainger $8.36 1 $8.36
TK20639764T Curved Claw Hammer16ozPolishedHickory • Grainger $4.14 2 $8.28
TK20639761T 17 Hacksaw for Metal 12 • Grainger $6.94 1 $6.94
TK20639773T Slip Joint Pliers Max. Jaw Opening 3 Jaw Width 38 Jaw Length 532 Wire Cutter No • Grainger $6.76 1 $6.76
TK20639772T Diagonal Cutting Pliers Cut Semi-Flush Jaw Width 5364 Jaw Length 1516 ESD Safe No • Grainger $4.89 1 $4.89
TK20639767T Paper Punch1-HoleBlk6 Sheet • Grainger $2.31 2 $4.62
TK20639769T Narrow Staples2764x14 InPK1000 • Grainger $0.66 5 $3.30
TK20639762T Bi-Metal Hacksaw Blade for Metal 32 TPI 12 Blade Length • Grainger $0.93 2 $1.86

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