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Mrs. Barela from Denver CO is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Make Our MakerSpace Even Better!

My students need colored pencils and craft stems to use in our brand new Makerspace!

  • $219 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a Title I school where over 90% of them receive free and reduced lunch. They have not let this stop their achievement or insatiable curiosity.

In fact, our school was in the top 25% of growth in our very large district!

However, to continue this growth we need to continuously look for ways to spark their thinking, feed their curiosity and provide opportunities for them to have productive struggle to develop resilience to complete difficult tasks.

My Project

When going through the Design Process, children need to first develop their ideas on paper. Colored pencils allow students to differentiate and label with colors and make their ideas pop off of the page.

After the prototype is sketched it's time to make ideas come to life and Craft Stems are an easy and safe way for our budding young engineers to build.

Imagine a kindergartner designing a pulley using craft stems and some recycled materials. The possibilities are endless!

Having these "staples" in our MakerSpace will allow my students to design different projects and let their imagination go wild.

Mrs. Barela
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
22467-2409-Maped Color''Peps Colored Pencils - Class Pack of 240 • Blick Art Materials $33.54 3 $100.62
60923-1012-Creativity Street Craft Stems - 4 mm x 12", Pkg of 100, Assorted Colors • Blick Art Materials $1.56 20 $31.20

Materials cost

$131.82

Vendor shipping charges

$13.18

State sales tax

$8.44

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$185.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.72

Total project goal

$218.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$218.14

1 Donor

-$218.14

Donations toward project cost

-$185.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.72

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$0.00

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