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Mrs. Matari from Hackensack NJ is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Makerspace: Innovations and Creations on Wheels

Help me give my students 2 portable rolling carts, 2 3Doodler Set, makerspace materials, and storage containers to invent, create, and explore the world of engineering in and out of the classroom.

  • $520 goal

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My Students

During my 25 years of teaching I have been fortunate enough to be surrounded by wonderful children, teachers, and parents and because of this I have committed my life to teaching. I currently work in a school with AMAZING English Language Learners ages 4-5 who want to learn about their world and always strive to do their best everyday. Many of our students come from low income homes that are limited in providing their children with the experiences and the tools needed to be successful in school and in the community.

Imagining something may be the first step in making it happen, but it takes real time and real efforts and real people to learn things, make things, turn thoughts into deeds or visions into inventions ~Fred Rogers.

It is for that reason that I feel it is important that all children are given the opportunity to showcase their creative abilities by giving them the tools to explore, create and invent.

My Project

My students walk into school everyday feeling excited, eager and ready to learn about the world around them. It is because of this, I would like to create a makerspace area in my classroom with a variety of materials that will give my students the freedom to explore and create something unique and innovative. I strongly believe that a makerspace area in my classroom will help prepare my students to be 21st Century learners.

Providing a makerspace area in my classroom where my student can work together to invent, create and share new ideas is what I hope this project will offer to all of my students.

Mrs. Matari
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Squishy Circuits Deluxe Kit • Amazon Business $74.95 2 $149.90
3Doodler Start Essentials 3D Pen Set For Kids with Free Refill Filament - STEM Toy For Boys & Girls, Age 6 & Up - Toy of The Year Award Winner • Amazon Business $41.34 2 $82.68
ECR4Kids MemoryStor Universal Rolling Cart and Organizer Bag Set, Black • Amazon Business $60.28 1 $60.28
Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 100 STEM Projects | 4-Color Project Manual | 30 Snap Modules | Unlimited Fun • Amazon Business $19.97 2 $39.94
mDesign Kids Baby Cat Dog Small Plastic Stacking Toy Storage Organizer Box Case Containers with lid , for Action Figures, Crayons, Legos Puzzles Wood Blocks - 6.75" x 5.5" x 3.75", Set of 3, Clear • Amazon Business $18.00 2 $36.00
Klever Kutter (10 - Pack, Blue) • Amazon Business $20.48 1 $20.48
3Doodler DoodleStand for Create/2. 0 • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98

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