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Mrs. Beiermeister from Gardiner ME is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

If You Build It, They Will Come.

My students need hands-on activities such as Snap Circuits to foster creativity to discover what will spark their journey towards being life long learners.

  • $341 goal

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My Students

My kids come from all walks of life, every demographic you can possibly imagine. In the library, I will work with every student in my school at some point during the year. Our school strives to show every student that they are lifelong learners. Some students do not believe it, but how do you spark every students' passion for learning? By giving students opportunities to be creative, to tinker, to learn more about what they love in a space where they can be curious about anything and everything.

The opportunities for students to learn about what they love and are interested in is key to building the foundations for lifelong learning.

Every student is a unique individual. The idea of finding the spark that lights the love of learning for every child is daunting. I hope to introduce them to different opportunities in a Makerspace in the library to help them find that interest and starting them on their journey. Every student deserves those opportunities.

My Project

The library used to be a strictly silent place for reflection, work and reading. It is time to change that perception. The mission of a library of the 21st century is one where all kids can come and find something that interests them. Students coming to the library can find a book, code on their laptops, tinker and create with small, hands-on projects such as LEGOs, teach themselves about electric current by building with Snap Circuits and creating accessories with Duct Tape found in books such as, "Awesome Duct Tape Projects", by Choly Knight.

The school library of today needs to be a hub of innovation and creativity that welcomes students of all ages, abilities and interests.

Through your generosity, my students will be able to use these activities in a new Makerspace in our library. These specific hands-on activities were chosen because they were just a few of the activities mentioned in the blogs of librarian media specialists who have successful Makerspaces and they have universal appeal to reach many different learners in my school. Thank you.

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

This project will reach 450 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
18 Roll Variety Pack of Decorative Duct Style Tape! (6 Polka-dot + 6 Chevron + 6 Colorful Camouflage) • Amazon Business $33.49 2 $66.98
Snap Circuits PRO SC-500 Electronics Discovery Kit • Amazon Business $65.99 1 $65.99
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
LEGO Classic Green Baseplate Supplement • Amazon Business $7.97 2 $15.94
LEGO Classic Blue Baseplate 10714 Building Kit (1 Piece) • Amazon Business $7.97 2 $15.94
ALEX Toys DIY Wear Duct Tape Party • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Tape It & Make It: 101 Duct Tape Activities (Tape It and...Duct Tape Series) • Amazon Business $8.17 1 $8.17
Awesome Duct Tape Projects: More than 50 Projects for Washi, Masking, and FrogTape: Totally Original Designs (Design Originals) Ultimate Duct Tape Idea & Activity Book for Boys & Girls • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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