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

Library Maker Space

Help me give my students the opportunity to learn using their imagination with educational building sets.

  • $482 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students I serve simply love school! School is a positive environment where they come to feel safe, loved, and to learn. Many of them come from low-income, single parent households and all of our students receive free breakfast and lunch.

My students have such inquisitive minds and love to be creative and explore!

They desperately need hands on activities and opportunities to strengthen their fine motor skills which is why I hope to create a Maker-space for our library!

My Project

Our school is a Kindergarten through 2nd Grade building so my students have lots of energy. My students love to read but would also love to have the opportunity to move around and engage their minds with creative play.

I want our library to be a place where students can come and not only use their imaginations to read but also to create!

Every student comes to the library with their class each week for 30 minutes to explore and check out new books. However on Fridays I have the unique opportunity of having 2 classes at once for 30 minutes for teachers to have collaboration time. Having 40 students in the library at one time can be challenging so I would love to have the opportunity to utilize this time for small groups to explore with maker space building sets.

Students would benefit not only educationally but also socially through play and creativity with this opportunity. I desire for students to come in and express themselves with hands on materials while continuing to engage their brain!

Mrs. Starrick
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
burgkidz Classic Big Building Blocks, 214 Pieces STEM Educational Preschool Toy Bricks Sets, Large Sizes Building Blocks Bricks, 100% Compatible with All Major Brands Bulk Bricks Set for All Ages • Amazon Business $42.12 2 $84.24
MIBOTE 110 PCS Magnetic Building Blocks Educational STEM Toys Imagination Magnet Tiles Toddler Building Blocks Set for Kids - All of Them are Strong Magnets • Amazon Business $34.99 2 $69.98
MONILON 160 Pcs Magnet Building Sticks Kids Toys, Lengthen Magnetic Construction Building Blocks Set 3D Brain Training Learning Educational DIY STEM Toys • Amazon Business $32.99 2 $65.98
Kid K’NEX – Budding Builders Building Set – 100 Pieces – Ages 3 and Up – Preschool Educational Toy • Amazon Business $25.49 2 $50.98
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Deluxe Building Set, Gear Toy, STEM Learning Toy, 100 Pieces, Ages 4+ • Amazon Business $22.07 2 $44.14
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.98 2 $29.96
EMIDO Building Blocks Kids Educational Toys STEM Toys Building Discs Sets Interlocking Solid Plastic for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls, Safe Material for Kids - 120 pieces with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98

Materials cost

$373.26

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$408.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.15

Total project goal

$481.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$481.01

12 Donors

-$436.01

Donations toward project cost

-$370.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.39

match offer

-$45.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$38.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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