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Mrs. Vago from Ypsilanti MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Marvelous STEM Makerspace

My students need Strawbees STEM Kits, for our new Makerspace in the Media Center.

  • $621 goal

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My Students

Was going to the school's library one of your favorite memories from elementary school? Maybe you enjoyed being the first student to check-out the newest book in a favorite series, and then finding a little nook, where you could read uninterrupted?

I often refer to my school as the "Little Engine That Could." We have numerous at-risk students (as we are a Title 1 school), but that doesen't stop them from success!

I am the small but mighty Librarian (Media teacher) at my K-4 school. I see 30 classes and 400+ students a week. I take pride in helping them develop an intrinsic love for reading, fostering their interests and helping them choose their own material. My students come each day with so many hardships and obstacles that it is my job to create a safe and nurturing environment so that they can help deal with and/or overcome these issues. As a result, the Media Center has become the hub of the school, where students look forward to coming each week!

My Project

My newest goal is to create a Makerspace in the Media Center, and fill it with numerous STEM-related activities.

This hands-on approach to STEM concepts allows students to see things in 3D, and gain valuable insight on the basics of engineering.

Through this, questions and suggestions would be encouraged, as everyone gets to try out their ideas. Strawbees connectors provide an easy, quick and inexpensive way for instant prototyping which enables students to try out new ideas again and again. Using our hands is key to developing our nervous system and problem solving skills. What we learn from tinkering, putting things together, taking them apart - investigating real life 3D structures - is helpful to us in almost all aspects of life.

Mrs. Vago
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 410 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Strawbees STEM Maker Kit | Educational 200 pcs Construction Set [ Kids +5 ] Creative Open-Ended Projects • Amazon Business $19.99 10 $199.90
Strawbees STEM Imagination Kit | Educational Construction Set 105 Challenge Cards + 400 Pieces [ Kids +5 ] • Amazon Business $49.99 3 $149.97
Strawbees STEM Inventor Kit | Educational Construction Set 450 Pieces [ Kids +5 ] Creative Projects. • Amazon Business $34.99 4 $139.96

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