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Mrs. Bower from Colorado Springs CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Make Do

Help me give my students the ability to collaborate and create with this maker-space starter set.

  • $1,035 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the honor of working with all of the students at our school. We are a diverse community and strive for excellence. We have a wide variety of needs and widely vary in academic ability and progress. We strive for inclusion and acceptance of all learners and work extremely hard to build a strong classroom family.

We are a Title I school and have a significant number of military families.

Our school is always looking for new and innovative ways to help our students succeed. Additionally, I am very excited for our class to continue learning and growing in innovative ways. My students are given the opportunity to find topics that interest them, research their topic and present their topic in a variety of ways.

My Project

These materials will make a difference to my students because they will have the opportunity to collaborate and create with an innovative use of cardboard. The toolbox will be used to keep the materials mobile and organized. It will also allow for other classes to borrow the materials and use them in their classrooms. Eventually, the toolbox will house additional materials for Maker-Space.

The "Make-Do" tools and cardboard are a wonderful way for students to work together collaboratively towards a common goal using creativity and innovation.

They will be given specific tasks to complete with only the tools and materials from the Maker Space toolbox.

Mrs. Bower
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Makedo Cardboard Construction Toolset, Includes 360 Reusable Tools. Perfect for Whole-Classroom STEM Steam Learning for Kids Age 4+ • Amazon Business $150.00 2 $300.00
Tool Box, Portable and Storage System Tool Chest Cabinet Sliding Drawers Rolling Toolbox Organizer, Red • Amazon Business $245.95 1 $245.95
Brown Chipboard 100 Point Extra Thick 12 x 12 Inches, .100 Caliper Heavy Cardboard 2.54 mm Thick • Amazon Business $23.95 4 $95.80
Makedo Cardboard Construction Scru Expansion Pack, Includes 75 Reusable Scrus, Perfect for in-Classroom STEM, Steam Learning and at-Home Play for Kids Age 4+ • Amazon Business $15.00 4 $60.00
CANARY Corrugated Cardboard Cutter"Dan Chan" Fluorine Coating Blade, Yellow (DC-190F-1) - Value Set 3 Packs - • Amazon Business $21.70 2 $43.40
Makedo Cardboard Construction Toolkit, Includes 30 Kid-Friendly Reusable Tools, Perfect for Classroom STEM, STEAM Learning and At-Home Play for Kids Age 4 and Up • Amazon Business $15.00 2 $30.00
The Cardboard Box Book: Make Robots, Princess Castles, Cities, and More! • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69

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