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Mrs. Serfass from Omaha NE is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Makin' a Makerspace!

My students need materials that allow them to build on their creativity. We are going to build a dedicated STEM Makerspace area in our library so students have access to these materials every time they visit.

  • $512 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from all over the world. Some come to us speaking English, but many don't. My school is in a very low-income area, with around 90% of the students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. That doesn't stop them from being amazing thinkers, creators, artists, scientists, etc. They are very capable and creative.

I want to help my students learn to harness their creativity and build on it even further by creating a dedicated Makerspace in our library.

I want my students to be successful in school, but more importantly, in the future. In order to do that, they need to realize just how gifted they are. A child who may struggle with the language may be able to build a circuit in no time flat! A child who struggles with math may be able to create an artistic masterpiece like no one else! They just need the opportunity to put those skills to use more often. I want them to see that the library can be a place of art, engineering, and science, as well as books and technology.

My Project

We will be using these materials to create STEM bins in our new Makerspace area to encourage creative and critical thinking skills. Students will be able to use these items to learn about coding, be artistic, and even do some engineering!

Students need to recognize their own individual strengths, and gain the motivation to build on that.

Each item will be placed in a bin with task cards to give students a challenge. Most of these will be independent activities, however, some, such as the EVO bot, will require more guidance and prior teaching. Either way, students will be working on STEM skills!

Mrs. Serfass
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Evo App-Connected Coding Robot, Iron Man (Black) • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
STERILITE 19618606 Small Clip Box with Blue Aquarium latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $19.44 3 $58.32
Think Fun Gravity Maze Marble Run Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Toy of the Year Award Winner • Amazon Business $26.49 1 $26.49
EXERCISE N PLAY Building Bricks -Regular Colors 500 Pieces -Compatible with all Major Brands Include Mesh Bag • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Learning Resources Plastic Pattern Blocks (Set of 250) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Teacher Created Resources Foam Base Ten Set (20617) • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
Dixie Bath Cups, 3 Oz, 100 Count (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Fat Brain Toys Coggy • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
1000pcs adhesive (500 Pair Sets) 0.78in Diameter Sticky Back Coins Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots Tapes (White) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Juvale Small Wooden Craft Cubes - Unfinished Natural Wood / Mini Wooden Art Craft Stacking Cubes Blocks - 50 Pack -1 Inch, 2.54 Centimeter • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Learning Resources Snap Cubes • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
LTGEM Carrying Case for Ozobot Evo App-Connected Coding Robot - Fits USB charging cable / playfield / skin / 4 color code markers ( Fits a full robotics kit ) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Cardinal Double 12 Color Dot Dominoes in Collectors Tin (Styles May Vary) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Controlling an Ozobot • AKJ Education $9.34 1 $9.34
Darice 9150-82 Wood Craft Colored Stick, 4-1/2-Inch, 120-Pack • Amazon Business $4.61 2 $9.22
COCODE Pipe Cleaners for Crafts, 300Pcs 20 Colors Chenille Pipe Cleaners for Kids Creation Animals Characters Handcrafts Art Craft Project, 6 mm x 12 inch DIY Activity Gift Decoration Ornaments • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
4D Master Gorilla Model Puzzle (26 Piece), One Color • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
LEGO Classic Green Baseplate Supplement • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Paint by Sticker Kids: Under the Sea: Create 10 Pictures One Sticker at a Time! • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Washable Color Code Markers, For Evo and Bit (Multi-Color) • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
Homeford Poly Foam Craft Sphere Balls, White, 1-Inch (40-Count) • Amazon Business $6.47 1 $6.47
Disposable Drinking Straws - 7 3/4 Inches Long - Standard Size (White, 250) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
1000 Count 100% Natural Bamboo Toothpicks – Kitchen Essential • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
AmazonBasics Ruled Index Cards, Assorted Neon, 3x5-Inch, 300-Count • Amazon Business $4.68 1 $4.68

Materials cost

$376.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$22.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$435.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.78

Total project goal

$511.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$511.88

2 Donors

-$255.94

Donations toward project cost

-$217.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.39

match offer

-$255.94

Match offer toward project cost

-$217.55

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.39

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$0.00

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