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Ms. Mullen from Concord CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lunchtime Maker Supplies Needed for Middle School Library

Help me give my students origami crafts, KEVA building materials, and chess games for easy lunchtime maker space activities.

  • $657 goal

This project expired on February 3, 2019.

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My Students

Our students are diverse, inquisitive, and love hands-on projects. They are passionate and resilient, not defined by the many socioeconomic challenges in our neighborhoods. They do not shrink from the rigor of their studies and the high expectations of their teachers. Our diverse students are hungry to learn and to expand their understanding of the world.

Projects like this one that combine the passion of our librarians with student curiosity and collaboration are extremely important in relationship building and creating a positive learning experience.

They come to school eager to participate in engaging activities and curriculum. Having lunchtime maker space activities in the library will help diversify their interests in collaboration and creativity by creating STEAM projects. It will give our students a greater opportunity to have hands-on experiences outside of the classroom within a school setting.

My Project

Many of our students come into the library at lunch time. Many come to read books or use technology, but others simply enjoy the time for fellowship and socializing. They also, however, are excitable and sometimes rambunctious. Having some directed activities such as origami instructional books/paper, paper bag projects, paper airplanes, or chess games would be a great way to channel their energy. Having KEVA planks and a K'NEX Maker Kit would help some students who enjoy open-ended creativity.

By funding our project, you will be giving students a safe place at lunch to socialize while also continuing their learning.

Our students have a strong desire to grow their skills. Why not give them a chance to express their passion through STEAM collaboration with lunch time activities designed for learning and exploration? By giving them supplies for a maker space, we intend on doing just that.

Ms. Mullen
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 600 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SET KEVA MAPLE PLANK 400 PCS • School Specialty $141.99 1 $141.99
KIT MAKER LARGE • School Specialty $75.75 1 $75.75
KEVA STRUCTURES WOODEN PLANKS BUILDING SET OF 200 • School Specialty $42.59 1 $42.59
PAPER BAG KRAFT KIT • School Specialty $42.59 1 $42.59
Best Value Tournament Chess Set - 90% Plastic Filled Chess Pieces and Green Roll-up Vinyl Chess Board • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
PAPER ORIGAMI 269 SHT CLASS PACK • School Specialty $21.51 1 $21.51
Aircraft • AKJ Education $18.94 1 $18.94
11210-0379-Aitoh Color Foil Origami Paper - Double Sided, Pkg of 36 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $3.46 4 $13.84
11210-1369-Origami Paper - 7" x 7", Double Sided, Pkg of 36 • Blick Art Materials $6.25 2 $12.50
01320-1005-Aitoh 100 Color Origami Squares - Package of 200, 5-7/8" Squares • Blick Art Materials $10.13 1 $10.13
Practical Origami • AKJ Education $8.54 1 $8.54
11210-1329-Aitoh Double Color Flora Origami Paper - Double Sided, Pkg of 32 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $4.03 2 $8.06
Origami You Can Use 27 Practical Projects • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Easy Origami A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids • AKJ Education $6.00 1 $6.00
Fun With Origami: 17 Easy-To-Do Projects and 24 Sheets of Origami Paper • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34

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