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Ms. Shelby from Norwood OH is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Library Makerspace - Make it Happen!

Help me give my students a lego set and rock tumbler to use in a library makerspace.

  • $668 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

For most students, Home Economics and Automotive Shop Class are something from a bygone era. With advancements in technology and limited budgets, many districts have dropped hands-on learning classes that teach students valuable life skills and give them the training and confidence needed to enter the workforce. Makerspaces are a giving students who don't have access to these courses the opportunity to build and create anything - from an art project to a robot!

My students are curious, with a passion for creating - no child's success should be limited by their school's budget.

I manage a middle school library in a Title-1 district, serving students 6th-8th grade. Budget is the biggest obstacle standing in the way of creating a makerspace in our library. My students have expressed an interest in a variety of fields - from engineering and fashion to interior design and culinary arts. Our students deserve a space to foster their creativity.

My Project

With a library makerspace, students will have the ability to create & collaborate. Through building, designing, or simply playing a board game, students can embrace their own creativity and build social skills that will take them far in an out of the classroom setting.

With a library makerspace, student creativity is unlimited!

Our library makerspace will allow students to work on DIY projects, create art, practice building and engineering, and anything else they can imagine. Additionally, this space provides a positive extracurricular opportunity for all students, embracing varying interests and skill levels.

Some of the items needed to create this space are: Legos, 3d pens, magna-tiles, beginner microscope, rock tumbler, board games & a pencil sharpener for art projects.

Ms. Shelby
Grades 6-8
  • Norwood Middle School
  • Norwood, OH
  • More than a third of students from low‑income households

    This project will reach 350 students.

    11 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MYNT3D Super 3D Pen, 1.75mm ABS and PLA Compatible 3D Printing Pen • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
LEGO Classic 10717 Bricks Bricks Bricks 1500 Piece Set - Encourages Creativity in all Ages - Ideal for Creators of all Ages - Brick Separator Included • Amazon Business $71.95 1 $71.95
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Hobby Rock Tumbler Kit - Includes Rough Gemstones, 4 Polishing Grits, Jewelry Fastenings, Learning Guide, Great Stem Science Kit • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 Building Toys for Creative Play; Kids Creative Kit (484 Pieces) • Amazon Business $28.00 2 $56.00
Magna-Tiles 32-Piece Clear Colors Set, The Original Magnetic Building Tiles For Creative Open-Ended Play, Educational Toys For Children Ages 3 Years + • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
AmScope 120X-1200X 52-pcs Kids Beginner Microscope STEM Kit with Metal Body Microscope, Plastic Slides, LED Light and Carrying Box (M30-ABS-KT2-W),White • Amazon Business $38.87 1 $38.87
Hasbro Gaming Rubik's 3X3 Cube, Puzzle Game, Classic Colors • Amazon Business $10.97 3 $32.91
Hasbro Risk Game • Amazon Business $28.05 1 $28.05
Spirograph Original Deluxe Spirograph Art Set • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
LEGO Chain Reactions (Klutz Science/STEM Activity Kit), 9" Length x 1.06" Width x 10" Height • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Battleship With Planes Strategy Board Game For Ages 7 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
X-ACTO Pencil Sharpener, Mighty Mite Electric Pencil Sharpener with Pencil Saver, SafeStart Motor, Small Pencil Sharpener Perfect for Teacher and Homeschooling Supplies, Black, 1 Count • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Hasbro Gaming Scrabble Game • Amazon Business $14.58 1 $14.58
Hasbro Gaming: Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $12.73 1 $12.73
Pressman Checkers -- Classic Game With Folding Board and Interlocking Checkers • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37

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