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Mrs. Wengerhoff from Des Plaines IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Makerspace in the Making!

My students need materials to supply a new makerspace to enhance their hands-on learning, collaborative skills and problem-solving skills.

  • $617 goal

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My Students

My students are creative, curious, thoughtful and eager to explore! They desire hands-on activities so they can problem solve and create unique ways to design a solution. They are comfortable with technology and are eager to learn more about new tools and devices that will aid their learning.

My students need supplies and tools to allow them to enhance their learning through creative design and exploration.

Students learn best through active methods that allow them to build, design and experiment on their own.

Our public school is located in Illinois and we have many students from various backgrounds and socioeconomic levels. I want to help them all learn and grow through access to a school-wide makerspace.

My Project

My students need a makerspace that they can utilize to expand and shape their learning. Makerspaces contain various supplies, like art supplies, craft supplies tools, manipulatives, etc. which allow students the flexibility to explore and create which enhances what they learn in class. This Makerspaces will help encourage creativity in my students which will help them develop better problem-solving and collaborative skills which they will need throughout their lifetime.

Makerspaces allow students to choose the materials they want to use to illustrate their learning.

For instance, for a 6th grade Planetary Science unit, students may use the makerspace materials to make a scale model of the planets. Perhaps they would use the cloth measuring tape to measure the diameter of the planet (to scale) then use cardboard, cardboard scissors, hot glue, markers and rubber bands to create the planet.

Students might also use the makerspace materials to build a model of an animal or plant cell for 7th grade. Perhaps they would use a shoe box, glue, pipe cleaners, paper clips, crayons and paper bags to create their model and represent all the components of a cell to demonstrate their learning.

All teachers in the building will be invited to bring their classes to utilize the school-wide makerspace, which will be housed in the Library Media Center. The Makerspace will be used by teachers of all grades and subjects. It will be open during school hours and available for after school clubs to utilize as well.

Mrs. Wengerhoff
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Bulk Markers and Crayons, 256 Count Classpack • Amazon Business $49.33 1 $49.33
CANARY Cardboard Scissors, Blue (PS-6500H) • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Crayola Colored Pencils Bulk, 24 Packs of 12-Count • Amazon Business $43.99 1 $43.99
Measuring Tape Measure By Kutir - EASY TO READ 25 Foot BOTH SIDE DUAL RULER, Retractable, STURDY, Heavy Duty, MAGNETIC HOOK, Metric, Inches and Imperial Measurement, SHOCK ABSORBENT Solid Rubber Case • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
Homak Plastic Bins, Large, Set of 4, HA01040954 • Amazon Business $16.23 2 $32.46
Hot Glue Gun, WEIO Rapid Heating Technology Hot Glue Gun with 25pcs Glue Sticks, High Temperature Melting Glue Gun Kit Flexible Trigger for DIY Arts, Craft Projects &Sealing Finger Caps • Amazon Business $9.69 3 $29.07
Stack-On DS-22 22 Drawer Storage Cabinet • Amazon Business $21.69 1 $21.69
Ironton Nitrile-Coated Gloves - 12 Pairs • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Duro Paper Bags, Sack Lunch Bags, 4 lb., Brown, 500 Count • Amazon Business $17.69 1 $17.69
Scotch General Purpose Masking Tape, 2020-24A-CP, 0.94-Inch by 60.1-Yards, 9 Rolls • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 24 Pads, 70 Sheets/Pad, Cabinet Pack (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $15.72 1 $15.72
Caydo 500 Pieces Chenille Stems Pipe Cleaners 6 mm x 12 Inch, Smooth Processing at Both Ends, Safe and Humanized Design for DIY Art Craft • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
MROCO Desk Stapler, 360 Degree Rotatable Stapler, 20 Sheets Capacity with 3000 Staples,Office Stapler,Half Strip,Specialized For Booklet Stapling,Staples for Swingline,Bostitch Staples,3 Pack(Black) • Amazon Business $13.85 1 $13.85
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Painters Tape 3pk 1" x 60 yd | Professional Blue Painters Masking Tape | Easy and Clean Removal | Multi Surface Use | ISO 9001 Worldwide Quality | Leaves No Residue Behind | (24mm .94in) (3 Pack) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Washable, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $10.68 1 $10.68
Homak Plastic Bins, Small, Set of 8, HA01080643 • Amazon Business $10.24 1 $10.24
Caydo 1400 Pieces 5 Sizes Multicolor Pom Poms Assorted Pompoms with 4 Sizes Wiggle Googly Eyes for DIY, Crafts and Decorations • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
AmazonBasics Binder Clips, Medium, 12 per Box, 8-Pack • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
AmazonBasics Binder Clips, Large, 12 per Box, 4-Pack • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Gorilla 3034502 Hot Glue Sticks 4 In. Full Size, 45Count • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Mod Podge Hot Glue Gun Finger Caps, 12958 (3-Piece) • Amazon Business $3.84 2 $7.68
AmazonBasics No. 1 Paper Clips, Smooth, 100 per Box, 10-Pack • Amazon Business $7.18 1 $7.18
AmazonBasics Jumbo Paper Clips, Smooth, 100 per Box, 10-Pack • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Blisstime Tailor Sewing Flexible Ruler Tape Measure 60"150cm 6 Colors Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $5.78 1 $5.78
AmazonBasics Assorted Size and Color Rubber Bands, 0.5 lb. • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
AmazonBasics Binder Clips - Small, 12 per Pack, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $3.73 1 $3.73

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