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Ms. Yantis from Houston TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Library Maker Space

My students need supplies for hands-on DIY projects related to coding, building and crafting.

  • $1,096 goal

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My Students

My students are kids who love coming to their library. As a district, we have been hit with tough times due to flooding. Our schools were closed, our homes were flooded and many lost everything they owned.

School is one safe place our students can count on.

The library took a hard hit, but we are slowly rebuilding and the students are coming in crowds. They can't wait for our books and shelves and furniture to be replaced.

We want our library to have a space for students to let their imaginations soar. We want to provide supplies for DYI projects like coding and robotics games and crafts.

My Project

My project will involve an area within our library that will house books, robots, games, electronics and anything else that will catch and hold students' attention to make them want to use their hands and minds to create. I want to see students building robots, writing code and even working on crafts like beading. Hands-on activities promote reasoning skills, analytical skills and prediction.

I'm trying to appeal to both boys and girls by providing a variety of projects.

I need coding books and software, duct tape projects, robot kits, Lego core kits and bins to store it all. The coding books will teach students computer science skills and present a basic knowledge of how to use Scratch and HTML to build a web page. This is a valuable marketable skill. The robot kits will give students an introduction to robotics and engineering. The craft books inspire creativity and teach sequencing and reasoning.

I expect STEM students first, but I'm determined to make this Maker's Space an area that all students want to visit. Projects that require students to use their hands activates multiple areas of the brain-visual, kinesthetic and listening and it can build social skills.

Ms. Yantis
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 999 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
K'NEX Education Maker's Kit Basic • Amazon Business $39.99 3 $119.97
OWI Air Power Racer Vehicle • Amazon Business $22.93 5 $114.65
Snap Circuits 3D Illumination Electronics Discovery Kit - Introduction to Electronics and Electricity - Compatible with All Snap Circuits • Amazon Business $42.05 2 $84.10
Klutz Beaded Bands: Super Stylish Bracelets Made Simple Craft Kit • Amazon Business $17.86 4 $71.44
mDesign Art Supplies, Crafts, Crayons and Sewing Organizer Tote - Large, Mint Green • Amazon Business $15.88 4 $63.52
ROBOT WARS Coding Board Game - Learn and Play with Computer Programming. Geeky STEM Toy and Gift for Boys and Girls ages 7 years and up. No Prior Coding Skills Required • Amazon Business $20.99 3 $62.97
SmartLab Toys Sew Science: Cuddly Critters • Amazon Business $11.25 5 $56.25
Sterilite 19859806, 30 Quart/28 Liter Ultra Latch Box, Clear with a White Lid and Black Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $48.09 1 $48.09
Logic Roots Mountain Raiders Board Game with Addition of 3 digit numbers Stem Toy Math Resource • Amazon Business $14.79 3 $44.37
Sterilite 19849806 18 Quart/17 Liter Ultra Latch Box, Clear with a White Lid and Black Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $37.57 1 $37.57
JavaScript for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming • Amazon Business $27.96 1 $27.96
HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites • Amazon Business $23.68 1 $23.68
Sterilite 16428012 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Storage Box, White Lid with Clear Base (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $22.88 1 $22.88
A Kid's Guide to Awesome Duct Tape Projects: How to Make Your Own Wallets, Bags, Flowers, Hats, and Much, Much More! • Amazon Business $10.88 2 $21.76
18 Roll Variety Pack of Bazic Print and Solid Colors (brights and regular colors) of All Purpose Duct Tape • Amazon Business $20.90 1 $20.90
18 Roll Variety Pack Decorative Duct Style Tape (Polka-dot, Chevron, and Colorful Camouflage) by Basic • Amazon Business $20.83 1 $20.83
Coding iPhone Apps for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Swift • Amazon Business $20.02 1 $20.02
Get Coding! Learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and Build a Website, App, and Game • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Maker Lab: 28 Super Cool Projects: Build * Invent * Create * Discover • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29

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