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Mrs. Swanson from Cold Spring MN is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEAM Your Way Home

Help me give my students these crafting supplies to build projects to share their learning at home.

  • $554 goal

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My Students

We are a school district made up of three smaller, rural cities. Our district is growing this year which means more need for support of the growing student base. There is a mixture of low income and ELL students which means a need for external support.

Our district has great programs in the secondary buildings including great personal-exploration but the district needs to have more exploration for the elementary levels.

The two smaller elementary schools house one section in each grade K-5 and don't have the opportunities for exploration that our large elementary school does due to the size difference. We would like to have more opportunities for the smaller building through makerspaces.

My Project

These materials will help my kindergarten students and other students in the building create items in the makerspace. These items will represent the learning taking place at school. They bring these projects home to parents and explain what they learned.

The goal of this is to give opportunities for the 100 kindergarten students I teach in STEAM class to create various projects to share what they learned in class at home with their parents.

These projects will include a puppet, harmonica, a car the moves, and a working robot. As you can see these simple materials add up quickly when you need enough for 100 students.

Please help me bring makerspace learning projects to my STEAM class giving students opportunities to share their learning of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics in our classroom.

Mrs. Swanson
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 350 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EUDAX 6 set Rectangular Mini Electric 1.5-3V 24000RPM DC Motor with 84 Pcs Plastic Gears,Electronic wire, 2 x AA Battery Holder ,Boat Rocker Switch,Shaft Propeller for DIY Science Projects • Amazon Business $12.99 8 $103.92
PP274 - Classroom Collage Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
AA898 - Roll & Race! Activity Ramp • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Arts & Crafts Supply Center Complete with 20 Filled Drawers of Craft Materials • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
ECR4Kids Decorative Children's Craft Tape Wooden Dispenser with 10 Assorted Color Tape Rolls • Amazon Business $36.78 1 $36.78
WP-TT 100pcs Plastic Roll 2mm Dia Shaft Car Truck Model Toys Wheel (30mmx9mm ) • Amazon Business $7.90 4 $31.60
Yeeco 100Pcs Stainless Steel Shaft Round Rod Axles 100mmx2mm for DIY Toy RC Car Helicopter Model Part • Amazon Business $14.36 2 $28.72
Caydo 1400 Pieces 5 Sizes Multicolor Pom Poms Assorted Pompoms with 4 Sizes Wiggle Eyes for DIY, Crafts and Decorations • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Acerich 300 Pcs Colored Pipe Cleaners Chenille Stems for DIY Art Craft Decorations (6 mm x 12 inch) • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Chenille Kraft Natural Wood Craft Sticks, Jumbo Size, 6 x 3/4, Wood, Natural Wood, 500/Box (3776-01) • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Variety Value Pack SANC 1 box/lot (approx.1120 pcs) 0.16 inches (4mm) to 1 inch (25mm) round Plastic self-adhesive black googly wiggle eyes Wide Variety Assorted Sizes • Amazon Business $6.75 1 $6.75

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