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Ms. Jones from Laurel MD is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Makerspace Magic: The Zen of Reading & Coloring

My students need comfy places to sit, relax, & read, and coloring books and pencils to for a zen-like calm and creative outlet.

  • $316 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

At a time when so much emphasis is placed on the weight of standardized testing, my students need more opportunities to read, relax, learn, color, create, and discover their passion without the worry of a score or grade. The 600+ students in 6-8 grade at our school would thrive in a space designed for them to build, tinker, and create. They need an environment where it is okay to try new things and fail, because the best learning happens in a setting where failure is okay and just another opportunity to try again. We serve kids from 6th to 8th grade (ages 11-14) and we represent and embrace many races, languages, cultures, and learning styles! Students Receiving Free/Reduced Lunch 32.4% (2017) Thank you for considering helping our kiddos! They're pretty much made of AWESOME!

My Project

Years ago we had a few bean bags that I bought for my kiddos to kick back, relax and read in after standardized testing. But, sadly the bean bags were too well-loved and bursted open or got smooshed.

This project will give students a comfy outlet to both read and relax as well as to express their creativity and artistry.

We also need a few more coloring books and colored pencils for my student artists who find coloring more relaxing than reading - we want to make sure our library is a safe haven for all my learners, crafters, artists, and creators. Thank you so much for considering our project!

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This project will reach 600 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe Dorm Chair, Radiant Orchid • Amazon Business $49.99 2 $99.98
Big Joe Dorm Chair, Spicy Lime • Amazon Business $40.84 2 $81.68
Shuttle Art 136 Colored Pencils,Colored Pencil Set for Adult Coloring Books • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Adult Coloring Books Good vibes: Don't give up : Motivate your life with Brilliant designs and great calligraphy words to help melt stress away. (Volume 16) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Ohuhu 24-color Colored Pencil/ Drawing Pencils for Sketch, Adult's Coloring Book • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Marvel Mighty Avengers® Coloring and Activity Book Set (2 Books ~ 96 pgs each) • Amazon Business $5.45 1 $5.45

Materials cost

$221.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.31

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$268.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.39

Total project goal

$315.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$315.91

3 Donors

-$250.00

Donations toward project cost

-$213.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.75

Matching donations from our partners

-$65.02

Match offers toward project cost

-$55.27

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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