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Mrs. Shaver from Rochester NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Library STEM Makerspace

My students need STEM materials and seating for a new MakerSpace in our library. Providing this space will give our students opportunities to explore hands-on materials to build, tinker, and discover.

  • $346 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Previous to middle school, most of our students have little experience with a library system and we are changing their perspective on our Literacy Room/Little Library. Our students have not had similar opportunities, activities, or experiences that many elementary students get to experience in library programming. We would like to change that in their middle school years!

Our students deserve a functional space to use as a library with reading storage, seating, and flexible work space.

Our school has started to grow a little library in our literacy classroom. We would like to encourage more readership in our 'library' by utilizing our space with unique programming tied to literacy. My students are awesome and diverse, and they deserve the best opportunities to make our community even stronger!

My Project

Our little library is slowly transforming into an environment where students feel safe to explore reading adventures, research people, discuss ideas, solve puzzles, and complete large projects. We would love to create a designated space for students to explore STEM related projects. The seating will be a fun space for creativity to flow and specifically for tinkering. The K'nex and Discovery sets will become a rotating set for students to use during open library, lunch, and club times.

We are excited to provide a calm space for thinkers and tinkerers.

Our school places a strong emphasis on literacy and the sciences. This project is the prefect blend for a MakerSpace. Can you imagine students coming to one location to check out books, tinker on the STEM project of the week, and feel comfortable to make friends and discuss ideas and solutions? We can too!! Our students are so excited to see our library transform!

Mrs. Shaver
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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39 donors39 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 190 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learniture Shapes Vinyl Soft Seating - S-Curve 18" • Amazon Business $193.36 1 $193.36
K'Nex Intro to Structures: Bridges • AKJ Education $39.99 1 $39.99
Levers and Linkages • AKJ Education $26.24 1 $26.24

Materials cost

$259.59

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$293.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.79

Total project goal

$345.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$345.27

34 Donors

-$232.90

Donations toward project cost

-$200.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.83

Matching donations from our partners

-$109.89

Match offers toward project cost

-$93.41

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.48

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.48

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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