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Mr. Schaller from Houston TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Makerspace Learning Area in Our Library!

Help me give my students a Makerspace learning area using LEGO bricks, baseplates, chalkboard paint, and chalk.

  • $590 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The tweens that attend my school are extraordinary students who need an exciting learning area to promote reading. Many of the students here are reading below grade level and are reluctant readers. The demographics are diverse: 25% African American, 70% Hispanic, and a total of 83% are economically disadvantaged.

These students need a positive learning environment to learn in and create in.

By helping fund this project, we can help create an engaging learning area, known as a Makerspace, where these students can create, read, discover, and set foundations for becoming lifelong learners.

My Project

Students need an engaging learning environment to learn in. The first thing I want to create for my students is a Makerspace area. This area will allow them to research ideas, build, explore and create using LEGO bricks, chalk, books from the library, all while communicating and exploring.

Students in the Makerspace can test ideas, create learning, communicate with peers, and learn together!

Currently, our library does not have a space for students to create, and this will area will be just that.

Makerspaces are important because they promote creativity and learning. “Ultimately, the interdisciplinary and empowering natures of these Makerspaces can help prepare youth for a future we can’t yet imagine” (Davee, Regalla & Chang, 2015, p. 10).

LEGO bricks! Chalkboard Paint! Chalk! LEGO baseplates! Let's get learning and creating!

Mr. Schaller
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 Build Your Own Creative Toys, Kids Building Kit (790 Pieces) • Amazon Business $47.99 4 $191.96
LEGO Classic Green Baseplate Supplement for Building, Playing, and Displaying LEGO Creations, 10cm x 10cm, Large Building Base Accessory for Kids and Adults (1 Piece) • Amazon Business $4.99 36 $179.64
Krylon K05223000 Chalkboard Paint Special Purpose Brush-On, Black, Quart • Amazon Business $14.37 4 $57.48
Crayola Non-Toxic White Chalk(12 ct box)and Colored Chalk(12 ct box) Bundle • Amazon Business $3.31 6 $19.86
LEGO Classic Blue Baseplate 10714 Building Kit (1 Piece) • Amazon Business $4.99 3 $14.97

Materials cost

$463.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$500.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.39

Total project goal

$589.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$589.26

1 Donor

-$589.26

Donations toward project cost

-$500.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$88.39

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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