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Ms. Schaffer from Monongahela PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Make Me! Makerspace!

Help me give my students a place where they can all learn and experience making something great memories and the sense of accomplishment. Makerspaces mixed with literacy to reach all learners.

  • $1,438 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is 100% free lunches, our kids come from a variety of backgrounds.

Most kids wouldn't consider the library as a place to play, build and create, I would love to change that and give my students a chance to learn through play.

I've worked hard over the years getting my students to love books and try reading new things. Now I would like my students to experience creating with inspiration. The makerspace will give them a chance to experience a book in a different way to bring it to life using the makerspace supplies.

My Project

This will help build our school wide Makerspace. All students k-4 will have access to these materials. Our hope is to let students explore the exciting world of STEM as one of the Universal Learning Designs. We want students discover the world around them, new creations, and themselves using these materials. These materials will be offered as a tool to help learners discover their path for learning. Students will be able to experience flexible learning in their library class unlike how they have before with more options and hands on activities from the makerspace.

I have always dreamed of having a makerspace at school!

The philosophy behind Maker Education is that children can create and build anything given the material, time, and space. The makerspace is an area where students can invent using a variety of new or reusable materials. My vision is to start a makerspace in my classroom that can eventually grow into a makerspace for the school. Makerspace activities provide students the opportunity to collaborate and develop 21st Century and STEM skills. Students will be allowed to have creative freedom as well as use the materials. The resources in this project will provide the construction tools necessary for innovation. Students will be able to collaboratively build and explore flexible learning.

"Play is often talked about as if it were relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning." - Fred Rodgers

Ms. Schaffer
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 500 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Makedo Cardboard Construction Toolset, Includes 360 Reusable Tools. Perfect for Whole-Classroom STEM STEAM Learning for Kids Age 4+ • Amazon Business $150.00 1 $150.00
Makedo Cardboard Construction Toolset, Includes 360 Reusable Tools. Perfect for Whole-Classroom STEM STEAM Learning for Kids Age 4+ • Amazon Business $150.00 1 $150.00
Magna-Tiles 48-Piece Clear Colors DELUXE Set – The Original, Award-Winning Magnetic Building Tiles – Creativity and Educational – STEM Approved • Amazon Business $74.50 1 $74.50
Magna-Tiles 48-Piece Clear Colors DELUXE Set – The Original, Award-Winning Magnetic Building Tiles – Creativity and Educational – STEM Approved • Amazon Business $74.50 1 $74.50
Harebrain HB-WPE12 Whisper Phone Element (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Harebrain HB-WPE12 Whisper Phone Element (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Honey-Can-Do Rolling Storage Cart and Organizer with 12 Plastic Drawers • Amazon Business $58.99 1 $58.99
Honey-Can-Do Rolling Storage Cart and Organizer with 12 Plastic Drawers • Amazon Business $58.99 1 $58.99
LEGO Duplo My First My First Bricks 10848 • Amazon Business $18.39 3 $55.17
LEGO Duplo My First My First Bricks 10848 • Amazon Business $18.39 3 $55.17
Strawbees STEM Imagination Kit | Educational Construction Set 105 Challenge Cards + 400 Pieces [ Kids +5 ] • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Strawbees STEM Imagination Kit | Educational Construction Set 105 Challenge Cards + 400 Pieces [ Kids +5 ] • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
LEGO Classic Creative Building Box Set 10704 • Amazon Business $38.47 1 $38.47
Kid K’NEX – Budding Builders Building Set – 100 Pieces – Ages 3 and Up – Preschool Educational Toy • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Learning Resources Mental Blox Critical Thinking Game • Amazon Business $21.51 1 $21.51
Learning Resources Mental Blox Critical Thinking Game • Amazon Business $21.51 1 $21.51
Solution Supply Co. Letter Size 9 x 12.5" Clipboards with Low Profile Clip, Hardboard (Pack of 12), Great for Office and Classrooms • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Melissa & Doug Wooden Building Blocks Set, Developmental Toy, 100 Blocks in 4 Colors and 9 Shapes, 13.5" H x 3.5" W x 9" L • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
Melissa & Doug Wooden Building Blocks Set, Developmental Toy, 100 Blocks in 4 Colors and 9 Shapes, 13.5" H x 3.5" W x 9" L • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
Magna-Tiles 2-Piece Car Expansion Set – The Original, Award-Winning Magnetic Building Tiles – Creativity and Educational – STEM Approved • Amazon Business $14.43 1 $14.43
Magna-Tiles 2-Piece Car Expansion Set – The Original, Award-Winning Magnetic Building Tiles – Creativity and Educational – STEM Approved • Amazon Business $14.43 1 $14.43
IRIS USA, Inc. KP-PC Photo and Craft Case, 10 Pack, 4" x 6", Clear, Count • Amazon Business $14.10 1 $14.10
IRIS USA, Inc. KP-PC Photo and Craft Case, 10 Pack, 4" x 6", Clear, Count • Amazon Business $14.10 1 $14.10
10 x Dyslexia Reading Rulers with Colour Overlay. Recommended for Irlens, Dyslexic, ADHD and Visual Stress • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Carson Dellosa Key Education Write-On/Wipe-Off: 52 Blank Puzzle Pieces Manipulative (846039) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Carson Dellosa Key Education Write-On/Wipe-Off: 52 Blank Puzzle Pieces Manipulative (846039) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
10 x Dyslexia Reading Rulers with Colour Overlay. Recommended for Irlens, Dyslexic, ADHD and Visual Stress • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Mind Sparks Foam Dry Erase Blocks • Amazon Business $8.12 1 $8.12
Mind Sparks Foam Dry Erase Blocks • Amazon Business $8.12 1 $8.12

Materials cost

$1,174.15

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$17.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,221.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$215.60

Total project goal

$1,437.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,437.36

8 Donors

-$630.00

Donations toward project cost

-$543.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.00

Matching donations from our partners

-$798.54

Match offers toward project cost

-$678.76

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$119.78

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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