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Ms. Dowd from Danville CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Makerspace in the Making

Help me give my students 3D printing pens and other materials to build a makerspace!

  • $597 goal

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My Students

My students are dynamic middle schoolers who come to school excited to learn! They are highly motivated and self-directed, kind and hard-working. As our school’s teacher librarian, I have the unique opportunity to teach and spend time with students across all disciplines. I love being able to see how multi-layered, inquisitive, and fun they are throughout the day! My students are readers, historians, scientists, athletes, mathematicians, artists, writers, among so much more. Many are very active in our school and tight-knit community. They have a willingness to leave a positive impact in the world and always do so with a smile on their face! My students are happy to be in school and to be building the skills and strategies that they will use to grow both in their learning and in their lives as a whole.

My Project

My students need creative outlets to grow and extend their learning through hands-on activities. I’ve noticed a need for such materials ever since students began using Jenga blocks to build and create! Incorporating Veatree magnetic building sticks, Lite-Brites, K’NEX, Legos, etc. into the program, students will be able to take this creativity to the next level!

Research continuously shows how STEAM and exploration in students’ lives promotes problem-solving, innovation, perseverance, real-world connections, and collaboration.

These materials are the first steps in expanding our library program to include a much-needed makerspace!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
3Doodler Create+ 3D Printing Pen for Teens, Adults & Creators! - Black (2021 Model) - with Free Refill Filaments + Stencil Book + Getting Started Guide • Amazon Business $79.99 2 $159.98
BricQ Motion Prime Set • LEGO Education $99.95 1 $99.95
WITKA 350 Pieces Magnetic Building Sticks Blocks Toy Brain Training STEM Toys Intelligence Learning Games Set Gift for Kids • Amazon Business $56.99 1 $56.99
Basic Fun Lite-Brite Ultimate Classic Retro and Vintage Toy, Gift for Girls and Boys, Ages 4+ • Amazon Business $12.79 3 $38.37
K’NEX – 35 Model Building Set – 480 Pieces – For Ages 7+ Construction Education Toy (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Rainbow Loom Mega Combo Set • Amazon Business $20.00 1 $20.00
Foldology - The Origami Puzzle Game! Hands-On Brain Teasers for Tweens, Teens & Adults. Fold the Paper to Complete the Picture. 100 Challenges from Easy to Expert. Ages 10+ • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

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