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Ms. Dunaway from Henrico VA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making It in the Library: Enhancing the Library MakerSpace

My students need maker materials, such as LEGO bricks, duct tape, and cork, to support their creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.

  • $372 goal

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My Students

Our school is an academic, economic, and socially diverse school in the heart of Henrico County. Three-fourths of our students have applied for, and been accepted to, the international baccalaureate program. The other portion of the student community filters in from nearby neighborhoods. Our library is working towards creating a flexible learning commons to support the needs of all of our students.

A large focus of the library program is to build lifelong learners through authentic learning experiences.

There is research aplenty proving the importance of critical thinking and problem solving, and in our library, we are striving to create a collection of maker materials to promote hands-on engagement. Our library collection needs constant replenishment to support our students as they experiment, tinker, play with their ideas, and create their own learning experiences.

My Project

Every day, students come into our library to make. Kids love the freedom of coming up with an idea and then trying to make it come to life. Throughout the previous school year and summer, we, the librarians, have been working to develop a collection of maker materials that the students will find useful, but our collection is wearing thin.

Every child in the school can use this space and will be affected by this project.

We need enough materials to support the entire school population. Materials have been carefully selected to include the things that students use the most - LEGO bricks are always in high demand, and many of our items need replenishing, like duct tape, ribbon, cork, etc. These materials will assist in their future success, as students become empowered as critical thinkers and problem solvers. We want these kids to get excited about making!

Ms. Dunaway
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 999 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 2 $95.98
LEGO Education Wheels Set • Amazon Business $44.73 1 $44.73
Duck Brand Duct Tape (25 Random Rolls) Colored Duct Tape Multi Pack For Duct Tape Craft Wallet Decorative Designs DIY Duct Tape Bulk Set Lot • Amazon Business $34.00 1 $34.00
Multi Colored Duct Tape - Variety Pack -12 Colors - 10 yards x 2 inch rolls. Girls & Boys Kids Craft Duck Set, Fun DIY Art Kit – Rainbow: Black red orange white green yellow pink blue brown maroon yr • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Tape King Professional Grade Duct Tape, 3-Pack, Silver Color Multi Pack, 11mil Thick (1.88 inch x 35 Yards), 48mm x 32m - Ideal for Crafts, Home Improvement Projects, Repairs, Maintenance, Bulk • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Colored Tissue Paper 100 Vivid Multi Color Sheets Size 26" X 20" Assorted Bulkl 25 Bold Solid Colors • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
WONDERFOAM JUMBO KRAFT STICKS SET OF 100 • School Specialty $5.32 2 $10.64
FOIL ALUMINUM HANDI FOIL 12 IN X 25 FT • School Specialty $2.69 3 $8.07
CORKS LAB GRADE SIZE 9 PK/100 • School Specialty $7.94 1 $7.94
[500 Pack] Neon Colored Drinking Straws - Flexible, Disposable Kid Friendly, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Fun Express Assorted Curling Ribbon Rolls - 60 Feet Per Roll - 12 Rolls • Amazon Business $6.46 1 $6.46
AmazonBasics Assorted Size and Color Rubber Bands, 0.5 lb. • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
CRAFT STICK JUMBO WOOD PACK OF 100 • School Specialty $2.34 2 $4.68

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