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Mrs. Martin from Tonawanda NY is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Knowledge With a New Makerspace!

Help me give my students Makerspace materials, like Osmo, Sphero, snap circuits and more, to encourage creativity, real-world design thinking, and cross-curricular connections! Students will be able to learn collaboration and thoughtful design processes through hands-on experiences.

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My Students

At a suburban public school, the students in my 1st grade classroom come from diverse backgrounds. They have various academic, social-emotional, physical, and socioeconomic needs, some needing speech services while others are on behavior plans. It is imperative that we have what we need to meet these needs in the classroom. They are a wonderful, energetic group of 10 boys and 10 girls, and to help them maintain their positive attitudes and bubbly personalities, we want to ensure all of their needs are met throughout the day. Some students need encouragement and gentle reminders to stay on task, and this requires engaging and differentiated instruction.

By providing a safe, risk-free, welcoming environment, students can maintain a positive and comfortable learning experience in our classroom community.

They come in every morning with a ready-to-learn attitude, and we want to help them maintain that by keeping their focus on learning and having fun. We do not want them to have to worry about anything else throughout the day!

My Project

Within our first-grade classroom, our curious learners are always ready to explore and move forward with their thinking! These materials will help create a space in our classroom for students' imaginations to come to life.

With your help, 20 first-grade students will be able to build their creative knowledge through hands-on learning, which is of the utmost importance at this influential age!

It is my goal to have students collaborate and create in our new Makerspace. In giving them a wide choice of materials and task ideas, they may discover passions and outlets to express themselves. With the engineering and building materials, such as Brain Flakes, Snap circuits, Tumble Trax, and magnetic tiles, students will be able to plan, design, and construct things from their own imaginations. With Osmo and Sphero, students will be able to implement technology to enhance their communication and collaboration skills.

Please help us build a Makerspace that allows us to create, explore, and express our best and wildest ideas!

Mrs. Martin
Grades PreK-2

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Osmo - Genius Starter Kit For Ipad (New Version) - 5 Hands-on Learning Games - Ages 6-10 - Problem Solving & Creativity - STEM - Base Included) • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Sphero SPRK+ STEAM Educational Robot (Renewed) • Amazon Business $73.99 1 $73.99
PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Strictly Briks - Classic Brick Baseplates - 12 Base Plates - 12 Rainbow Colors - Stackable Plates to Create Your Own Table - Compatible with All Major Brands - 10 Inch x 10 Inch - (32 x 32 Pegs) • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 100 Projects | Full Color Project Manual | 30+ Snap Circuit Parts | STEM Educational Toy For Kids 8+ • Amazon Business $19.25 1 $19.25
Learning Resources Tumble Trax Magnetic Marble Run, STEM Toy, 28 Piece Set, Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Straw Constructor STEM Building Toys 300 pcs-Colorful Interlocking Plastic Enginnering Toys- Fun- Educational- Safe for Kids- Develops Motor Skills-Construction Blocks- Best Gift for Boys and Girls … • Amazon Business $17.59 1 $17.59
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98

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