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Mrs. Maestas from Santa Fe NM is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEAM Makerspace for Creative Thinkers

Help me give my students supplies to support their creativity and artistic talents during our STEAM Makerspace lunch club.

  • $427 goal

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My Students

Approximately 70% of our amazing students qualify for free or reduced rate lunch. The school also supports a high English Language Learner population, and students with multiple learning disabilities like ADD, ADHD, and autism. For the most part, these students are in a regular classroom, with modifications to meet their special needs. Many of our students come from immigrant families and speak a second language at home. The majority of students do not have access to challenging and engaging activities that foster critical thinking and creativity.

My goal is to create a educational space that fosters the love of learning through making and engaging in challenging and creative learning activities.

My students love playing challenging games and creating, but our tight daily schedule does not leave much time for such activities. As a result, I am working to set-up and equip a STEAM Makerspace that students will have access to during their lunch recess. I would like to encourage my students to engage in brain building activities, by providing them with challenging and creative learning games and projects.

My Project

The STEAM Makerspace will support an energetic, innovative, and creative group of Kindergarten through 6th grade students. I would like to offer a school wide STEAM Lunch Club three times a week.

I need materials to engage students in indoor Science, Technology, Math, Engineering and Art activities.

The materials I have chosen are based on an analysis of my students' diverse needs, learning styles, and interests. Different activity stations will be set up each week, and students can choose to engage in any activity.

Origami is an age old craft of paper folding that many students don't engage in any more. Origami is said to engage the entire brain, using hand-eye coordination, visual and spatial reasoning, math reasoning and attention, among many more. Origami is an excellent activity for students with ADHD, as it builds attention because it requires focus and concentration to be successful. Containers will be used to organize all these materials, so many students can continue to benefit from these materials in the future.

The copper tape, diodes, and batteries can be used for a number of activities at various grade levels.

The microphones and green screen will support the older students in photography, video creating, and editing.

The iron will be used to for creations made with perler beads and the soldering kit will be used to create projects with circuit boards.

Mrs. Maestas
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Professional #1 Best Lavalier Lapel Microphone Omnidirectional Condenser Mic for Apple IPhone Android & Windows Smartphones,Youtube,Interview,Studio,Video Recording,Noise Cancelling Mic • Amazon Business $11.99 4 $47.96
6.5X7 FT Photography Backdrop Background Stand Support System with 3 Colour Non-Woven Backdrop Set • Amazon Business $44.76 1 $44.76
JapanBargain Japanese Origami Folding Paper Case Box #4588, 15 cm • Amazon Business $5.99 6 $35.94
BUBU Origami Paper 1000 Sheets 6 Inch Square Double Sided Color 25 Vivid Colors for Beginners Trainning and School Craft Lessons • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Marble Genius Marble Maze - 50 Building Pieces + 60 Challenge Cards + Free App • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Bloxels Build Your Own Video Game • Amazon Business $20.58 1 $20.58
ANBES Soldering Iron Kit Electronics, 60W Adjustable Temperature Welding Tool, 5pcs Soldering Tips, Desoldering Pump, Soldering Iron Stand, Tweezers • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
SkoTeRy 4 X 25 Pack CR2032 Lithium Battery 3V CR 2032 Coin Cell 230mAh Bulk • Amazon Business $18.88 1 $18.88
DiCUNO 1000pcs 3mm LED Assorted Light Emitting Diodes Diffused 2pin Round Color White/Red/Yellow/Green/Blue Kit Box(5 Colors x 200pcs) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
BLACK+DECKER Easy Steam Compact Iron, IR40V • Amazon Business $16.90 1 $16.90
Hot Glue Gun, TopElek Mini Glue Gun Kit with 30pcs Glue Sticks, High Temperature Melting Glue Gun for DIY Small Projects, Arts and Crafts, Home Quick Repairs,Artistic Creation(20 Watts, Blue) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Selizo 6 Pack Copper Foil Tape with Conductive Adhesive for EMI Shielding, Slug Repellent, Paper Circuits, Electrical Repairs, Grounding • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26
Ewparts Glue Sticks (7mm/10glitter) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59

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