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Ms. Mollinedo from Cliffside Pk NJ is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

My School Library: More Than Just Reading!

Help me give my students a camera, building/ engineering sets, and other materials that will persuade them to use outside the box thinking and problem-solving skills for their future educational careers.

  • $1,111 goal

This project expired on June 10, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the best job in the world! Being a school librarian is a rewarding and exciting job. There are many times that my students have come to the library discussing new projects they would like to try at home in coding, creating and even robotics.The students enjoy reading so much they are always asking for the most recent titles in the library! The School Library is no longer the place where students just sit and read.

As we create 21st century students with a lifelong love of learning, they are eager to dive into new books and projects.

The library is now a place where students can use their imagination and skills to be productive in learning! Our school community is a melting pot from cultures around the world. We are in a Title IOne community in which 75 percent of our students in one school receive free/reduced breakfast and lunch. The current trends in the school library are allowing students to become tinkers, engineers and creators.

My Project

What are we making today? As NJ Makers Day approaches, my students are preparing activities to share with the rest of the school. With the STEM building kits and Exploration Kits, the 5th and 6th grades will guide the younger students into the world of STEM. Students will use their engineering skills to build bridges with the K'Nex Bridges set, animals and more with the Brackitz set, and code a path for the Sphero Robot Ball in order to host a competition with other students that build one with the Botley Coding Robot.

With the materials that I am requesting, the 300 students I work within Grades 1 to 6 will have a chance to work on activities that they do not traditionally have in the classroom.

With the 3D Doodler sets, teams of students will use stencils to make a variety of simple 3D images like mini houses, musical instruments, and other objects. Students will also be working on paper circuits with the Makedo Cardboard Construction Toolset and the Engineering projects. With copper tape, batteries and LED lights, students can add to the building of a replica of a schoolhouse.

The Snap Circuits will immerse students into electronic projects that can lead to an interest in electric-based​ activities.

Other students will be able to document the event with the Canon Power Shot Camera and create a digital video review and allow students to take home a memory of this day. A photo station with a green screen adjusting the background settings will allow students to take Instant Polaroid Pictures using the Fuji Film Mini Camera.

My students deserve the best, and in my eyes, giving them these materials gives them the opportunity to succeed!

Ms. Mollinedo
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brackitz Structures Educational STEM Building Toy for Kids PreK-6 | 320 Pc Set • Amazon Business $185.99 1 $185.99
Canon - PowerShot ELPH 190 20.0-Megapixel Digital Camera - Red • Best Buy Education $156.19 1 $156.19
Makedo Cardboard Construction Toolset, Includes 360 Reusable Tools. Perfect for Whole-Classroom STEM STEAM Learning for Kids Age 4+ • Amazon Business $150.00 1 $150.00
DEALS NUMBER ONE Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera with Fuji Instant Film (40 Sheets) & Accessories Bundle Includes Case, Filters, Album, Lens, and More • Amazon Business $118.95 1 $118.95
Snap Circuits SCL-175 Lights Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 175 Exciting STEM Projects | 4-Color Project Manual | 55 Snap Modules | Unlimited Fun • Amazon Business $61.70 1 $61.70
Learning Resources Botley the Coding Robot Activity Set, Code for Kids - Toy of The Year Finalist, Multicolor • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
Sphero Mini White: The App-Controlled Robot Ball • Amazon Business $43.70 1 $43.70
3Doodler Start Amazon Exclusive Essentials 3D Pen Set For Kids with Free Refill Filament + DoodleBlock - STEM Toy For Boys & Girls, Age 6 & Up - Toy of The Year Award Winner • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
K’NEX Education – Intro to Structures: Bridges Set – 207 Pieces – For Grades 3-5 Construction Education Toy • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
3Doodler Start Refill Plastic Bundle, Really Rainbow (6 Pack), ONLY Compatible with Start 3D Pen for Kids (NOT for Create/+, PRO and other 3D Printing Pens) • Amazon Business $35.37 1 $35.37
Out of the Box: 25 Cardboard Engineering Projects for Makers • Amazon Business $11.30 1 $11.30

Materials cost

$900.17

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$943.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$166.53

Total project goal

$1,110.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,110.20

11 Donors

-$939.50

Donations toward project cost

-$803.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$135.97

match offer

-$164.87

Match offer toward project cost

-$140.14

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.73

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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