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Mrs. Smith from Bloomfield MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Little Engineers Need a Maker Space

Help me give my students a maker space with endless possibilities to create!

  • $291 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is made up of 19 six and seven year old boys and girls in a suburb just outside of Detroit. My students spend the majority of their school day with me, with the exception of their specials classes. In our classroom we do reading, writing, language arts, health, science, and social studies.

As a teacher, I work hard to get to know all aspects of each of my students to best meet their needs and foster classroom community.

Students academic abilities and learning style range by the subject and content material. Resources and materials need to be differentiated, meaningful and engaging to meet the needs of every student. I try to provide as many hands on learning experiences as possible as I believe students learn best by doing

My Project

My students thrive through creativity and exploration. They love any opportunity to build and design and are very hands on, imaginative, and creative. We have monthly STEM days for my class where students are given multiple tasks to choose from and have to engineer a way to solve the task at hand. We have started a Maker Space that allows students have the opportunity to dream, plan, design and engineer their very own passion projects but are in need of materials. These materials will allow students the freedom to explore their own ideas in their own way. The variety of items will allow them the tools they need to engineer and express their project in a way that is meaningful to them. The blocks give them engineering materials they may need to design working models and explore architecture. There are fun components such as led lights, batteries and copper wire tape where they can create functioning circuits. There are a lot of craft based materials to help them design and make the models they envision for their project with endless opportunities. The cardboard crafting materials allow them to turn pieces of cardboard into large working models!

Makerspace is self-guided and directed and the variety of materials gives them the freedom to be learners and leaders at the same time.

Mrs. Smith
Grades PreK-2

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Classic Green Baseplate Supplement • Amazon Business $5.68 6 $34.08
Toyssa 102 Pieces Building Blocks Stacking Game Wooden Construction Toys Building Planks Set for 3 4 5 6 Year Old Kids Children Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Straw Constructor STEM Building Toys 300 pcs-Colorful Interlocking Plastic Enginnering Toys- Fun- Educational- Safe for Kids- Develops Motor Skills-Construction Blocks- Best Gift for Boys and Girls … • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Makedo Cardboard Construction Toolkit, Includes 30 Kid-Friendly Reusable Tools, Perfect for Classroom STEM, STEAM Learning and at-Home Play for Kids Age 4+ • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Makedo Cardboard Construction Scru Expansion Pack, Includes 75 Reusable Scrus, Perfect for in-Classroom STEM, STEAM Learning and at-Home Play for Kids Age 4+ • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Acerich 600 Pcs Pipe Cleaners Craft Assorted Colors Chenille Stems for DIY Art Projects (6 mm x 12 inch) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
GatorCrafts NEW: Multi Colored Duct Tape - Variety Pack -6 Colors - 10 yards x 2 inch rolls. Girls & Boys Kids Craft Duck Set, Fun DIY Art Kit – Rainbow: orange green yellow pink blue yr • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
AmazonBasics All Purpose Washable Liquid Glue, 4 oz. Bottle, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Cardboard Box Book: Make Robots, Princess Castles, Cities, and More! • Amazon Business $10.35 1 $10.35
Junior Maker: Experiments to Try, Crafts to Create, and Lots to Learn! • Amazon Business $9.81 1 $9.81
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Coceca 300 Pcs Colorful Feathers for DIY Craft Wedding Home Party Decorations • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
CHANZON H&PC-59042 100pcs (10 colors x 10pcs) 5mm Light Emitting Diode LED Lamp Assorted Kit for Arduino Warm White Red Yellow Green Blue Orange UV Pink Lights • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85
Stren SHIQS10-15 High Impact Monofilament Fishing Line, Clear, 10 Pound, 1275 Yards • Amazon Business $6.78 1 $6.78
20 Genuine Loopacell CR2032 3v Lithium 2032 Coin Batteries Freshly Packed by Loopacell • Amazon Business $6.72 1 $6.72
Zehhe Copper Foil Tape with Double-Sided Conductive (1/4inch X 21.8yards)- EMI Shielding,Stained Glass,Soldering,Electrical Repairs,Slug Repellent,Paper Circuits,Grounding (1/4inch) • Amazon Business $5.88 1 $5.88
Darice 7-Piece Plastic Clay Tool Set – Sturdy Plastic Tools for All Types of Clays – Packaged in Reusable Pouch –Tools for Large and Fine Details for Unlimited Clay Creations • Amazon Business $5.25 1 $5.25
Dollar Chief Bamboo Skewers, 12 inch - 100PK • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Playfully Ever After 1 inch Mixed Color Assortment 100pc Felt Circles • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$214.13

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$247.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.65

Total project goal

$290.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$290.99

1 Donor

-$247.34

Donations toward project cost

-$247.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$43.65

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$0.00

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