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Ms. Bober from Saint Paul MN is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

MakerSpace Materials to Inspire Students

Help me give my students an amazing selection of materials to inspire their creativity!

  • $573 goal

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My Students

Our school is a racially and culturally diverse school serving over seven hundred students in St. Paul, MN. Many of our students receive special services.

70% of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch.

Almost 30% of our students are English Language Learners and about 10% of students receive Special Education services.

We are comprised of two separate schools with different programs: Montessori and Science. Students have many hands-on opportunities for learning through the Inquiry Zone, a hydroponics lab, an iPad initiative, and outdoor gardening areas. Our students are active, inquisitive children desperately in need of resources due to multiple years of school district budget cuts.

My Project

Libraries are more than books and reading, they are now a place to inspire creativity and design through MakerSpaces.

I would like to turn our library classroom into a space where students can explore topics that interest them and learn new skills.

Origami is by far one of our students' favorite things to do, but they do not have books or materials to properly learn the skill. They are too busy during the school day for creative exercises like this that do not fit into the standard curriculum. Having origami stations in the library with books and paper will give students a time and space to explore this craft they already love. Working on origami improves reading skills through written directions, increases students' ability to follow and complete tasks, and focuses their energy on a single goal. We need origami paper and instruction books to turn this idea into reality.

Our students love bookmarks but often lose them. If students design their own bookmarks using the tassels, bookmark blanks, and miniature coloring cards they will gain a sense of ownership and will be sure to take care of them. The coloring kits provide a quick escape for students who need a break from schoolwork but who get overwhelmed by having to come with a drawing or design on their own. They can help anxious students calm down and give overstimulated students a quiet yet creative task to help them relax.

Together all of these resources will help transform our library into a MakerSpace that students will want to visit again and again.

Ms. Bober
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 750 students.

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200 Pcs 13cm/5 Inch Silky Handmade Soft Craft Mini Tassels with Loops for Jewelry Making, DIY Projects, Bookmarks, 25 Colors, 8 Pcs of Each • Amazon Business $10.99 5 $54.95
TecUnite 120 Pieces 13 cm/ 5 inch Handmade Silky Soft Craft Mini Tassels with Loops for DIY Projects, Jewelry Making, Decoration, Bookmarks, 20 Colors, 6 Pieces Each Color • Amazon Business $10.99 4 $43.96
Hygloss Products Inc. Bookmarks 2 X 6 Asstd Colors 500 • Amazon Business $18.69 2 $37.38
BUBU Origami Paper 1000 Sheets 6 Inch Square Double Sided Color 25 Vivid Colors for Beginners Trainning and School Craft Lessons • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Harry Potter Magical Creatures Coloring Kit (Miniature Editions) • Amazon Business $7.96 4 $31.84
Hygloss Products White Bookmarks – Value Pack of Easy to Decorate Cardstock Blank Bookmarks, 500 Pack • Amazon Business $15.84 2 $31.68
Harry Potter Coloring Kit (Miniature Editions) • Amazon Business $7.11 4 $28.44
Caydo 1850 Sheets 3 Styles 47 Colors Origami Stars Paper Double Sided and Luminous and Glitter Paper Set • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Origami: A Step-by-Step Introduction to the Art of Paper Folding • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Sugar Skulls Coloring Kit (Miniature Editions) • Amazon Business $4.60 6 $27.60
Easy Origami Animals • Amazon Business $5.95 4 $23.80
Origami Paper 500 sheets Kaleidoscope Patterns 6" (15 cm): Tuttle Origami Paper: High-Quality Origami Sheets Printed with 12 Different Designs: Instructions for 8 Projects Included • Amazon Business $11.65 2 $23.30
Easy Origami (Dover Origami Papercraft)over 30 simple projects • Amazon Business $4.95 4 $19.80
Star Wars Origami: 36 Amazing Paper-folding Projects from a Galaxy Far, Far Away.... • Amazon Business $9.32 2 $18.64
Origami Paper, 1000 sheets, 2 3/4 inches square ( 7 by 7 cm, or about 2 3/4 inches by 2 3/4 inches ) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Origami Paper, Star Patterned Paper in an Assortment of Colors - 1005 sheets, 2.75 inch square • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50

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