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Mrs. Wathke from Fall Creek WI is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Makerspace Creation Station

Help me give my students supplies and tools needed to complete student-driven makerspace projects!

  • $914 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Third graders at our school love that they get to do Genius Hour for the first time. Genius hour is time set aside when students get to direct their own learning. They choose their own topics, guide their own research, and decide how they will share it with their classmates or the world.

We have three teachers who are eager to take Genius Hour to the next level--MAKERSPACES!

Our school is a K-12 school that promotes our older students being role models for younger students. We hope to have some older students, along with adults in our building or community members, mentor our 3rd graders to enhance the learning by connecting them to an "expert".

My Project

We are establishing a makerspace area for 3rd graders to direct their own hands-on learning. We need a variety of tools and supplies available to them, so they are able to jump right into a project that inspires them.

A makerspace is a collaborative work space for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools.

These supplies will help create that space for our students.

Some project will be fully or partially teacher-led while others will be fully directed by the student with guidance from an older student or adult. Examples of makerspace projects that students might choose would be learning how to make a birdhouse then build one, learn about musical instruments then make one and play a song with it, disassemble something to find out how it's made or how it works, or invent something to improve an activity in their lives.

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This project will reach 56 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK21998875T 6-PC Maintenance Tool Kit • Grainger $68.12 3 $204.36
TK21998872T 20V MAX Li-Ion 12 Cordless DrillDriver Kit Battery Included • Grainger $99.00 1 $99.00
S&S Color Splash 8 oz. Acrylic Paint In A Tub • Staples Advantage $71.59 1 $71.59
Elmer's Craft Bond Enhanced Safety Dual Temp Glue Gun, Cordless, 60 W • Staples Advantage $39.79 1 $39.79
TK21998871T Light-Duty Duct Tape 3 X 50 yd. 6.30 mil Thick Gray Vinyl 1 EA • Grainger $26.98 1 $26.98
Singer Titan Elite D50004 Sharp Tip 8" Heavy Duty Scissors, Black • Staples Advantage $13.49 2 $26.98
Fiskars Cuts+More Scissors, 5-in-1 Scissors, 9" • Staples Advantage $8.99 3 $26.97
TK21998876T Curved Claw Hammer16ozPolishedHickory • Grainger $4.14 6 $24.84
Chenille Kraft Company WonderFoam Solid Color Sheets, 40/Pack • Staples Advantage $24.79 1 $24.79
Chenille Kraft Multimedia Paint Brush Set, 24 Brush, Aluminum Ferrule, Natural Wood Handle, Assorted • Staples Advantage $20.39 1 $20.39
TK21998873T 14-Pc. Pilot Point Drill Bit Set 135 Cobalt Steel Round Shank Type • Grainger $18.62 1 $18.62
Binney & Smith Crayola Air-Dry Clay, White, 5 lb. Bucket (57-5055) • Staples Advantage $8.49 2 $16.98
Box!: Castles, Kitchens, And Other Cardboard Creations For Kids • Staples Advantage $16.59 1 $16.59
Scotch Quick-Drying Tacky White Glue, 4 oz. • Staples Advantage $8.29 2 $16.58
TK21998874T 13-Piece Screwdriver Bit Set 14 Hex Shank Size • Grainger $13.43 1 $13.43
Pacon Paint Trays Ages 3+, 10 Count of 10 Paint Wells Per Order (PACAC5923) • Staples Advantage $10.39 1 $10.39
TK21998870T Light-Duty Duct Tape 2 X 50 yd. 6.30 mil Thick Gray Vinyl 1 EA • Grainger $9.88 1 $9.88
TK21998869T Light-Duty Duct Tape 1 X 50 yd. 6.30 mil Thick Gray Vinyl 1 EA • Grainger $9.39 1 $9.39
Original Multi-Purpose Waterproof Glue, 2 oz. Bottle, Light Brown • Staples Advantage $5.99 1 $5.99
Staples 577-CC Premium 1-Hole Punch, 5 Sheets/20 lb., Chrome/Black • Staples Advantage $5.29 1 $5.29
SUREBONDER 4" All Temperature All Purpose Hot Melt Glue Sticks, Clear, 20/Pack • Staples Advantage $4.45 1 $4.45
Scotch Super Glue Gel, .017 oz, Single-Use, 4/Pack (AD119) • Staples Advantage $1.72 1 $1.72

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