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Mr. Chen from Kailua Kona HI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Makey Makey For the Keiki

Help me give my students get makey makey stem kits to design and build solutions to some of the community's greatest needs.

  • $908 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Children are laughing. There is a buzz in the air that can only come from spirited discussion. As students listened to the sound of a humpback whale, they oohed and ached, intently following its journey.

Growing up on an isolated island, my students don't have the money to travel around the world and see beyond 4,000 square miles.

Yet, their passion for learning knows no bounds. They are excited to do a play on the three branches of government. They jump up in joy when reading about how other children are saving animals. They gasp in empathy when they see trees and animal habitats being cut down. I am truly blessed to be working with students who care about their community and the world around them.

My Project

Students will be designing end of the year capstone projects that align with what the community needs. They will have the opportunity to explore what community members' greatest needs are and then design a solution with the Makey Makey kits. For example, if the local grocery store CEO tells my students that a huge need in the store is that customers are in lines that are too long, my students would design a solution that would help solve the problem.

It will truly make a difference in my students' learning because it will add passion and purpose to the classroom.

The projects will allow my students to apply the math, reading, and science standards they have learned all year to a meaningful cause. At the end of the project, students will lead an exhibition of projects with all community members invited.

Mr. Chen
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Makey Makey Stem Pack - Classroom Invention Literacy Kit, Red • Amazon Business $699.95 1 $699.95

Materials cost

$699.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.80

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$771.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$136.10

Total project goal

$907.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$907.35

1 Donor

-$454.00

Donations toward project cost

-$385.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.10

match offer

-$453.35

Match offer toward project cost

-$385.35

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.00

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$0.00

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