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Ms. Allarie from Worcester MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Makerspace Materials for Building and Engineering Outside the Box

My students need Maker Space materials like blocks, magnets, and engineering kits to build and explore creatively!

  • $425 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our school is a low-income, high-poverty elementary school of over 800 students. My students are faced with a wide range of challenges from fluctuating caretakers, to homelessness, to learning and developmental disabilities, to not having adequate food or clothing. With these adversities come along behaviors and needs that interfere with learning. Students as young as 4 walk into our building every day carrying enormous weight on their shoulders that many of us have never had to worry about.

Their backgrounds are diverse, but they all demonstrate a love for learning.

They have dreams of growing up to become what they see in textbooks, children's books, television, or movies. I hope to expand their dreams with the resources I provide in the classroom.

My Project

I am setting up a Makerspace Station in my classroom for the first time this year. The materials I requested in this project will give my students the opportunity to build, create, and explore with more freedom. The blocks, straws, and magnetic pieces will be the basic building pieces my 5th graders can use for an engineering challenge or as creative free time. The STEM kits give a specific challenge for my students that are also connected to our 5th-grade content. The storage bins will ensure my students keep all the materials in proper working order.

The Makerspace resources will give my students a chance to create freely without typical classroom assignment restraints.

They will have a chance to construct a design and improve it through testing. These materials will challenge the students to engineer a solution where there is more than one answer. I want my students to be independent, creative, and willing to conquer science and math challenges. These resources will help me foster an inventive and problem-solving environment!

Ms. Allarie
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP370X - Global Challenges Project-Based STEM Kits • Lakeshore Learning Materials $179.00 1 $179.00
Barcaloo Building Bricks - 1,000 Piece Brick Building Kit - Compatible with all Major Brands • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97
STERILITE 16428012 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Storage Box, White Lid with Clear Base (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $24.13 1 $24.13
Magnetic Blocks Building Set for Kids, Magnetic Tiles Educational Building Construction Toys by idoot for Boys and Girls with Storage Bag - 56pcs • Amazon Business $23.49 1 $23.49
Brain Blox Wooden Building Blocks for Kids - Building Planks Set, STEM Toy for Boys and Girls (100 Pieces) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Skoolzy Straws and Connectors Building Kits - 200 pc Fine Motor Skills Interlocking STEM Toys Engineering Bulider Set | Building Toys for Boys & Girls with Travel Tote, Preschool Activity eBook • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
JORESTECH Eyewear Protective Safety Glasses, Polycarbonate Impact Resistant Lens Pack of 12 (Clear, Red) • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
The Safety Zone GNEP-SM-1P Nitrile Exam Gloves - Medical Grade, Powder Free, Latex Rubber Free, Disposable, Non Sterile, Food Safe, Textured, Indigo Color, Convenient Dispenser Pack of 100, Size Small • Amazon Business $9.53 1 $9.53
Acerich 854-1027 300 Pcs Assorted Colors Pipe Cleaners DIY Art Craft Decorations Chenille Stems (6 mm x 12 inch) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$325.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$360.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.68

Total project goal

$424.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$424.54

3 Donors

-$229.76

Donations toward project cost

-$195.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.46

match offer

-$194.78

Match offer toward project cost

-$165.56

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.22

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$0.00

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