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Mrs. Barker from Moore SC is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Renovated Learning in the Library: Building Creative Explorers

My students need supplies like Perler beads and Ozobots to allow us to create a Maker Space in the Library Media Center, where they can think, plan, create, explore, reflect, and improve.

  • $499 goal

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My Students

We have an amazing amount of diverse students from all walks of life and from different economic backgrounds. Even though they are diverse, they all have benefited from the library and we want to offer them more than just books.

Our Library Media Center is evolving to be so much more.

We want to offer them a space that they can feel ownership for, a space where they can feel welcome. We want it to be a place where students can go to be inspired, conduct research, and create using the knowledge they have obtained.

My Project

These supplies will allow us to create a Maker Space in the Library Media Center. Our students are looking for more, and are capable of producing great works if provided with the proper supplies. Arts, crafts, and robotic coding activities will challenge our many students that are interested in building and creating imaginative worlds and simple machines. Kids will love learning how to make their Ozobot robots spin, slide, speed up, and dance. They will plan and produce designs with Perler beads and Duct tape.

It will allow students to have fun while using their critical thinking skills to create a product.

Students will take responsibility for their learning, motivating them to become independent and lifelong learners.

Students would be able to use makerspace resources every day in small groups, whole classes, or individually. We would also make them available during our weekly early morning Brain Boost times. Teachers may bring classes to the library to utilize them once the makerspace catches on. These activities could be completed free style or with suggested task cards or challenges.

An added benefit of having the makerspace in the library, will be that it draws and attracts more and different students-- some who may have not enjoyed the library in the past. More students in the library, is bound to create more readers!

Mrs. Barker
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 750 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ozobot Bit Extra Bot, Black • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
Ozobot Bit Extra Bot, Black • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
LEGO Green Baseplate 626 (10" x 10") Set of 4 • Amazon Business $48.20 1 $48.20
IMDEN Magnetic Blocks, Magnetic Building Set, Magnetic Tiles, Educational Toys for Baby/Kids, 92 Piece • Amazon Business $31.98 1 $31.98
Perler Beads Kit - Tray of 16 Fun Color Perler Fuse Beads (4000 beads) With Four Clear Square Pegboard Set Plus a Bead Tweezers and Two Fusion Ironing Paper • Amazon Business $28.49 1 $28.49
Crayola; Crayon Factory; Art Tool; Electronic; Melt and Mold Crayon Bits into Custom Creations • Amazon Business $27.07 1 $27.07
Rubbermaid TakeAlongs Food Storage Container Set • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
18 Roll Variety Pack of Bazic Print and Solid Colors (brights and regular colors) of All Purpose Duct Tape • Amazon Business $23.77 1 $23.77
Crayola Melt 'N Mold Twisted Crayons Expansion Pack • Amazon Business $18.56 1 $18.56
Smartek ST-1200G Full Function Steam Iron - Green • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
500 Sheets Double Sided Origami Paper Special Economy Pack - Origami Sheets Folding Paper, 20 Assorted Colors, 25 Pieces of Each Color for Arts and Crafts Projects - 6 x 6 Inches Square Sheets • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Design Duct Tape 48mm x 16 Feet - Kids Fun Extra Strong Printed Arts & Crafts Multi Pack - By Playlearn (Lace Ribbon) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Westcott School Left & Right Handed Kids Scissors, 5-Inch, Blunt Tip, Colors May Vary (6-Count) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
EZ-Iron 28" x 21" Mat By Evriholder Magnetic Ironing Surface Pad Heat Resistant Table Top • Amazon Business $6.87 1 $6.87
Perler Beads Fun Fusion Idea Book • Amazon Business $5.30 1 $5.30

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