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Mrs. Ellis from Ellijay GA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Makerspace Makeover

Help me give my students these Makespace supplies so they can continue to be active creators and innovators.

  • $1,241 goal

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My Students

The students in my gifted classes are very inquisitive and eager to learn. I want to give my students experience in the world of creating and engineering and to give them the tools to create and learn through problem solving and creativity.

My students come from a Title One school with a high population of English learners.

My students are fun, hardworking, bright, young individuals. They attend school each and everyday, ready to learn. My students love a challenge!

The students in my class love using the Makerspace I have provided for them. It's had a significant impact on student learning and development. My students can't wait to get to class each day and create something new using the Makerspace materials. Unfortunately, our Makerspace is running out of materials! Therefore, I am asking for donors to help replenish the supplies needed so that these students can continue to be active creators and innovators.

My Project

Makerspaces, are flexible, adaptable learning environments that can address differentiation and multiple intelligences, and modifying the educational experience for those who learn differently. These makerspace supplies give my students hands-on learning through the sort of rich projects advocated by today's leaders and offers flexible opportunities for students to learn in their personal style or styles.

The students in my classroom need this uniquely adaptable, learning environment so they can flourish.

The supplies donated to our Makerspace provide a connection between lessons and the Real World.

Makerspaces can create a more realistic environment that reflects how professionals approach their work. The point of school is to inspire curiosity and interest in learning more, and that is exactly what a makerspace does. Problem-solving is an invaluable skill that tends to get lost amid memorization and grades. The materials in my classroom Makerspace give students a way to see how problems can be solved and encourages them to find ways to solve issues in a way that they would not see on paper.

Mrs. Ellis
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape, 6 Rolls with Dispenser, Clear, 1.88 inches x 800 inches, 1.5 inch Core, Great for Packing, Shipping & Moving (142-6) • Amazon Business $14.47 10 $144.70
Scotch Transparent Tape, Standard Width, Great Value, Glossy Finish, 3/4 x 850 Inches, 4 Dispensered Rolls (4814) • Amazon Business $7.49 10 $74.90
TECH-P® Arts Craft Pom Poms Glitter Poms Sparkle Balls– Assorted Color (1.5 Inch With Glitter Tinsel- 100 Pack) • Amazon Business $8.99 5 $44.95
HoneyToys 240pcs 24 Colors Creative Pipe Cleaners Chenille Stem 12 Inches x 6 mm,Pipe Cleaners for Arts and Crafts • Amazon Business $8.99 5 $44.95
Motorized Gear Up to Learn 162 Piece Interactive Building Toy Set | Colorful Interlocking Plastic Blocks | Battery Powered Motor Spinning Gears | Creative STEM Educational Kit | Fun for Kids • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
Barbasol Shave Regular Size 10z Barbasol Shave Cream Regular 10oz pack of 2 • Amazon Business $11.06 3 $33.18
Bounty Quick-Size Paper Towels, White, Family Rolls, 12 Count (Equal to 30 Regular Rolls) • Amazon Business $30.44 1 $30.44
Crayola Crayons Bulk, 24 Box Classpack, 24 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $30.08 1 $30.08
AmazonBasics 92 Bright Multipurpose Copy Paper - 8.5 x 11 Inches, 5 Ream Case (2,500 Sheets) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
S&S Worldwide 43261-26426 Watercolor Mega Pack (Pack of 36) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Snowflake Building Blocks Kids STEM Educational Toys - 250 Piece Mega Set of Plastic Interlocking Discs for Preschool, Toddler and School Boys and Girls - Creative & Development Toy - Feijoa + Pukeko • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Top Blocks Game Kit • Amazon Business $24.77 1 $24.77
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn E300.0259, Flamingo, Solid • Amazon Business $7.95 3 $23.85
School Smart Railroad Board, 6-Ply, 22 x 28 Inches, Assorted Colors, 25 Boards • Amazon Business $22.45 1 $22.45
The Beadery Bonanza 5LB of Mixed Craft Beads, Sizes, Multicolor • Amazon Business $21.50 1 $21.50
Play22 Building Toys For Kids 165 Set - STEM Educational Construction Toys - Building Blocks For Kids 3+ Best Toy Blocks Gift For Boys and Girls - Great Educational Toys Building Sets - Original • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Perfect Stix Cotton Balls M-1000 Cotton Balls, Medium (2 Packs of 500, 1000 Total) (Pack of 1000) • Amazon Business $9.85 2 $19.70
Q-tips Cotton Swabs, 750 ct • Amazon Business $4.64 4 $18.56
RAINBOW TOYFROG Star Flex Create Puzzle-STEM Toys-Brain Building Toy for Kids Educational Alternative to Building Blocks-Safe Kids Material(with Storage Bag) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Building Block Toys, 600 Pieces Interlocking Plastic Disc Set, A Creative and Educational Construction Toy - Best Gift for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Ziploc Gallon Slider Storage Bags, 96 Count • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
RoseArt SuperTip Assorted Color Washable Markers 100-Pack • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Magnetic Blocks STEM Educational Toys Magnet Building Block Tiles Set for Boys and Girls by Coodoo • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Hefty Red Plastic Party Cups -18 Ounce, 3 Packages of 50 Cups (150 Total) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
TashiBox 12 oz clear plastic cups - 200 count - Disposable cold drink party cups • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
60 Sheets 8.5x12 Inches Mulberry Paper Sheet Design Craft Hand Made Art Tissue Japan Origami Washi Wholesale Bulk Sale Unryu Suppliers Thailand Products Card Making, Products from Thailand • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Nicole Home Collection 200 Count Everyday Dinnerware Paper Plate, 9-Inch, White • Amazon Business $11.54 1 $11.54
Melitta 600 Coffee Filters, Basket, Pack of 600, 8-12 Cups White • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Crisp Lemon and Fresh Scent - 3 Pack - 75 Each • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil - 200 Square Feet • Amazon Business $10.03 1 $10.03
Reynolds Kitchens Quick Cut Plastic Wrap - 250 Square Foot Roll, Pack of 3 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 7 Gram, 30 Count • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Acerich 1400 Pieces Assorted Pom Poms, Including 1100 Pcs Multicolor Pom Pom Balls Art Crafts, 4 Sizes Wiggle Googly Eyes, 200 Pcs Glitter Pompoms for DIY Creative Decorations (1400 Pcs(Multicolor1)) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Popsicle Sticks, (1,000pc), 4-1/2" Length, Food Grade Wooden Ice Cream Sticks, Great Bulk Sticks for Crafts, by Fedmax. (1,000pc) • Amazon Business $9.52 1 $9.52
PAXCOO 100 Pcs 6” Colored Jumbo Wood Craft Sticks • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
DuraHome Drinking Straws 250 Count BPA-Free Multi-Colored Disposable Straws, Assorted (250 Pack) • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77
Acerich 2000 Pcs 1cm Assorted Pompoms Multicolor Arts and Crafts Fuzzy Pom Poms Balls for DIY Creative Crafts Decorations • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
1 Box/lot (Approx.1120 pcs) 4-25mm Plastic self-Adhesive Googly Wiggle Eyes (4-25mm) • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Caydo 2400 Pieces 1cm Assorted Pompoms Multicolor Arts and Crafts Fuzzy Pom Poms Balls for Hobby Supplies • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Zen Bundles Zen Pipe Cleaners Hard Bristle, 132 Count • Amazon Business $6.23 1 $6.23
MontoPack Bamboo Wooden Toothpicks |1000-Piece Large Wood Round Toothpicks in Clear Plastic Storage Box | Sturdy Safe Double Sided Party, Appetizer, Olive, Barbecue, Fruit, Teeth Cleaning Toothpicks. • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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