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Mrs. Klocke from Saint Louis MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Makerspace: Enlightening Young Engineers

My students need : Place + People + Make Things = Makerspace

  • $603 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In my classroom I have 23 six and seven year old students who have a true passion for learning. They attend a public school in Missouri. Our school is a K-5 building that focuses on preparing students of character for lifelong learning. Each day my students come to school knowing they are entering their home away from home. In the short time I have with my students, they grow tremendously academically and socially. They love to move, collaborate, and share!

Tell me and I forget; teach me and I remember; Involve me and I learn.

- Benjamin Franklin

My Project

What are the goals of this Makerspace? To provide an area where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore, and discover using a variety of tools and materials such as LEGOs, Magformers, building blocks, IQ Builders, dry erase boards, and KNEX. These educational tools will be used to encourage STEAM learning in the classroom.

Play is the highest form of research.

- Albert Einstein

What does my school already have? To supplement the tools and materials, my school has purchased a Chromebook cart specifically for first grade. We also have Ozobots Robots and Bloxels to incorporate coding and technology into our Makerspace.

What are the implications for teaching and learning? Makerspaces allow students to take control of their learning as they take ownership of projects they have designed and defined. The hands-on character coupled with the tools and materials support invention and provide the ultimate workshop for the tinkerer and the perfect learning space for those who learn best by doing. Interaction between inventors fosters a highly collaborative learning dynamic that is excellent for team building.

Mrs. Klocke
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lego 10697 Building Large Box Creator XXL, 1500 Pieces • Amazon Business $179.90 1 $179.90
Magformers Smart Set (144-piece ), Deluxe Building Set. magnetic building blocks, educational magnetic tiles, magnetic building STEM toy set • Amazon Business $134.62 1 $134.62
Melissa & Doug Wooden Building Blocks Set - 100 Blocks in 4 Colors and 9 Shapes • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Strictly Briks Classic Brick Baseplates Building and Stacking Toys (12 Piece), 12 Colors, 10" x 10" • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
U Brands Basics Dry Erase Board, 35 x 23 Inches, Melamine Surface, Silver Aluminum Frame • Amazon Business $33.30 1 $33.30
SET KNEX IMAGINE CREATION ZONE • School Specialty $24.84 1 $24.84
IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Top Blocks Game Kit • Amazon Business $24.77 1 $24.77

Materials cost

$472.40

Vendor shipping charges

$2.48

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$511.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.35

Total project goal

$602.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$602.32

3 Donors

-$593.49

Donations toward project cost

-$511.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.52

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

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$0.00

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