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Mrs. Curry from Saint Marys GA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

MakerSpace Designed For Our Future Engineers

My students need a large supply of Legos. They are simple, sturdy, non-consumable building tools that support unlimited creativity and imaginative engineering projects.

  • $2,220 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Not your grandma's librarian... As workstations replace dust-covered shelves in our school libraries, the opportunity exists there to provide students with resources and tools to inspire creativity and ensure future success. If the classroom is the heart of education, the Media Center is its soul.

"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." - Albert Einstein.

In this world of high stakes test scores, pressure to achieve academically, and Common Core Standards driving our instruction - students are afforded almost no time to be creative; let their imaginations run wild, and "think outside the box". We have eliminated music and art classes in our school. Recess is limited and talking at lunch is discouraged. When are our students practicing the Critical C's: Collaboration, Cooperation and Communication? The MakerSpace in the Media Center will offer all students the tools necessary to respond to a project-based, interdisciplinary, creative challenge each month. Through hands-on exploration, freedom of expression, and student-centered learning - our learners will learn the power of imagination. This MakerSpace will be a stress-free zone dedicated to the aspiring artists, inventors, and engineers in our student community.

My Project

In the real world, content knowledge is interwoven, layered and sophisticated, not experienced in isolation such as in traditional education settings (separate math time, separate science time, etc.). A MakerSpace will offer every student the opportunity to create solutions to monthly challenges. These project-based challenges will be the springboard to motivate our students to utilize disciplinary skills they have acquired, along with teamwork, communication, and creativity. Using motivating and engaging tools (such as Legos to create a model of a science concept they have learned, Duck Tape to create a useful fashion accessory, or discarded appliances to disassemble and study) students will have the freedom to think critically, creatively, and innovatively, as well as opportunities to fail and try again in a safe environment. “The field of creativity that exists within each individual is freed by moving out of ideas of wrong-doing or right doing.” – Angeles Arrien

“A child’s mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled.” – Dorothea Brande The MakerSpace will provide fresh, motivating, thought-provoking challenges, along with the tools necessary to work through these challenges, to kindle the fires of imagination smoldering in every child.

We will invite curiosity, inspire wonder, encourage playfulness, and celebrate unique solutions. MakerSpace is less of a classroom and more of a motivational speech without words.

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Mrs. Curry
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 650 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO(r) Classic Large Brick Box (10698) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $67.11 15 $1,006.65
LEGO(r) Classic Green Baseplate (10700) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 30 $253.80
LEGO(r) Awesome Ideas - Hardback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 3 $50.88
Duck Tape Brand Duct Tape, Midnight Madness, 1.88" x 20 Yards • Staples Advantage $7.49 5 $37.45
Duck Tape Brand Duct Tape, Winking White, 1.88" x 20 Yards • Staples Advantage $7.09 5 $35.45
Tape Logic Economy Cloth Duct Tape, Silver, 3" x 60 Yards, 2/Pack • Staples Advantage $35.19 1 $35.19
Duck Tape Brand Duct Tape, Funky Flamingo X-Factor, 1.88" x 15 Yards • Staples Advantage $6.49 5 $32.45
Duck Tape Brand Duct Tape Island Lime X-Factor, Neon Green, 1.88" x 15 Yards • Staples Advantage $6.29 5 $31.45
Duck Tape Brand Duct Tape, Cha Cha Cherry, 1.88" x 20 Yards • Staples Advantage $6.19 5 $30.95
Duck Tape Brand Duct Tape, Sunburst Yellow, 1.88" x 20 Yards • Staples Advantage $6.19 5 $30.95
Duck Tape Brand Duct Tape, Purple Duchess, 1.88" x 20 Yards • Staples Advantage $5.89 5 $29.45
Duck Tape Brand Duct Tape, Electric Blue, 1.88" x 20 Yards • Staples Advantage $5.69 5 $28.45
Scotch Brand Duct Tape, Cherry Red, 1.88" x 20 Yards • Staples Advantage $4.99 5 $24.95
Scotch Brand Duct Tape, Tangerine Orange, 1.88" x 20 Yards • Staples Advantage $4.99 5 $24.95
Scotch Brand Duct Tape, Star Struck, 1.88" x 10 Yards • Staples Advantage $4.99 3 $14.97
Scotch Brand Duct Tape, Blue Peacock, 1.88" x 10 Yards • Staples Advantage $4.99 3 $14.97
Scotch Brand Duct Tape, Prep Chevron, 1.88" x 10 Yards • Staples Advantage $4.99 3 $14.97
Scotch Brand Duct Tape, Spacey, 1.88" x 10 Yards • Staples Advantage $4.99 3 $14.97

Materials cost

$1,712.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$118.19

3rd party payment processing fee

$25.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,886.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$332.96

Total project goal

$2,219.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,219.74

11 Donors

-$628.00

Donations toward project cost

-$533.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$94.20

Matching donations from our partners

-$1,591.74

Match offers toward project cost

-$1,352.98

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$238.76

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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