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Mrs. Levine Zeigler from Evanston IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

It's Full-Steam Ahead for 3rd Grade Scholars

My students need crafts, electronics, and tools to make a well-resourced MAKERSPACE!

  • $379 goal

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My Students

One day I accidentally called my students "scholars", but the name stuck. They owned it and started calling themselves Scholars. My Scholars loved the idea that smart is something you become every single day. They see themselves as leaders and innovators.

It's full STEAM ahead for my Scholars!

I am currently working as a the grade teacher in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse neighborhood outside of Chicago. During the years I have spent at teaching I have developed a deep belief of the essential elements necessary to effectuate change in the climate and culture of a school and a classroom and this has solidified my understanding of effective and positive classroom management strategies, and has encouraged me to find creative methods for increasing rigor and engagement during lessons. I believe crating a Makerspace will give my Scholars a critical opportunity to apply what they are learning by imagining, collaborating, and creating.

My Project

My students need to build our classroom makerspace with Engino, K'nex, Qubits, and an all-media art supply kit to go full STEAM ahead. We are going to build our classroom makerspace to include some challenges and projects that students can work on by using t Makey Makey, craft supplies, and circuits. It is a great way for students to get experience, inspiration, learn, and have structure as they make and invent.

Scholars will design and create all new products with their innovative ideas.

The versatility of these items will allow students to dive into their creative minds and design things they want and need. The art supplies will give students creative license and highlight how important it is to include Art with STEM, to make STEAM.

Mrs. Levine Zeigler
Grades 3-5

This project will reach 24 students.

14 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Makey Makey - An Invention Kit for Everyone • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
K'NEX K`Nex - Imagine 25th Anniversary Ultimatebuilder's Case Building Kit, Varies By Model • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
Squishy Circuits Standard Kit • Amazon Business $35.00 1 $35.00
Duck Brand (25 Random Rolls) Colored Duct Tape Pack For Crafts Wallet Decorative Designs DIY Bulk Set Lot • Amazon Business $34.00 1 $34.00
K'NEX - Deluxe Building Set - 375 Pieces - For Ages 7+ Construction Education Toy • Amazon Business $27.16 1 $27.16
Perler 17000 Beads 22,000 Count Bead Jar Multi-Mix Colors • Amazon Business $18.69 1 $18.69
Foam-Sheets 5-1/2-Inch-by-8-1/2-Inch, 50-Pack, Rainbow Colors • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Misscrafts 50pcs 8" x 8" (20cm x 20cm) Top Cotton Craft Fabric Bundle Squares Patchwork DIY Sewing Scrapbooking Quilting Dot Pattern • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Rainbow Loom Crafting Kit includes Loom, Metal Hook, Mini Rainbow Loom, 600 Rubber Bands + 24 Clips • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Caydo 342 Pcs Pipe Cleaners Chenille Stem 6 mm x 12 Inch, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
flic-flac 42pcs1.4mm Thick Soft Felt Fabric Sheet Assorted Color Felt Pack DIY Craft Sewing Squares Nonwoven Patchwork (15cm 15cm) • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
13200 Pieces Loose Sequins Bulk Round Cup Sequin Iridescent Spangles for DIY Arts Crafts Making Embroidery Applique ,Rainbow Cup Sequin for Wedding Decoration, 6 mm, 160g 20 Colors • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Coceca 300 Pcs Colorful Feathers for DIY Craft Wedding Home Party Decorations • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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