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Ms. Baldwin from Kenbridge VA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Maker Space for Fourth Graders

My students need art items and building blocks/tiles to have their own Maker Space.

  • $156 goal

This project expired on January 8, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach math to 50 fourth grade students in a small, rural town in Virginia. Each student is special and many face challenging obstacles on a daily basis. They come from different economic backgrounds but when they are in my math class, I try to create a safe place for them to learn in and be comfortable with one another.

My students love being able to create things using their imagination and expressing themselves towards one another through different mediums.

My Project

I would like to have a Maker Space to implement a "soft start" each morning for my students. They would be able to use the building blocks, tiles, playdoh or art supplies. This would allow for a more relaxed morning routine.

Students would be given the opportunity to build and create using their own imagination.

Fourth grade students typically do not have the chance for this during a regular school day. I would like to give my students the opportunity to create and express themselves through art and building.

"Making is fundamental to what it means to be human. We must make, create and express ourselves to feel whole. There is something unique about making physical things. These things are like little pieces of us and seem to embody portions of our souls"

Mark Hatch, The Maker Movement Manifesto

Ms. Baldwin
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PicassoTiles 60 Piece Set 60pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards - Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational, Conventional • Amazon Business $33.98 1 $33.98
Dreambuildertoy building bricks 1040 pieces set, 1000 basic building blocks in 10 popular colors,40 bonus fun shapes includes wheels, doors, Windows, compatible to all major brands • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Crayola 53-0525-1 8 Pan Set Washable Watercolors, 12 Pack • Amazon Business $21.44 1 $21.44
Acrylic Paint Brush Set, 5 packs/50 pcs Nylon Hair Brushes for All Purpose Oil Watercolor Painting Artist Professional Kits • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
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

Materials cost

$100.39

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$131.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.28

Total project goal

$155.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$155.18

4 Donors

-$152.00

Donations toward project cost

-$131.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.10

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.18

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$0.00

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