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Mr. Smith from Newark CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wood Shop will Enable Tinkering in School's New Makerspace Room

Help me give my students a saw, a sawhorse, a drill, gloves, pliers, bits, wood screws and more building supplies so they can build birdhouses, Mason jar bird feeders, and countless other projects.

  • $1,000 goal

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My Students

We are eager to help our school take the leap into Makerspace!

On our class survey, eighty-nine percent of students -- nearly 9 out of every 10 -- expressed a strong interest in helping set up our school's new Makerspace room.

But they are not only thinking of their own benefit; they want to make the space inviting to all of the classes on our campus. My students created this driving question: "How can we make students interested in the Makerspace/STEAM room?" Then they brainstormed ideas, such as decorating the walls and ceiling, along with setting out fun activities and supplies. What better than woodbuilding supplies that will help our other two PBL groups add to our recently created school garden?

Our Makerspace room, a former book storage room, will open in mid-October. That is when all 458 students on campus will be invited in with their class for a marble run design challenge. Our school is made up of 21 percent English Language Learners, 45 percent free and reduced lunch. Thanks for considering us.

My Project

Students in my class, and across my school campus, will be able to plan, design, and build with wood. The workshop will reflect nuances of my grandfather's shop, which inspired and nurtured me, some years ago.

These tools will fuel excitement for my school's soon-to-open Makerspace room.

The two portable work benches will give the workspace the proper appearance as a place where things get built.

Two groups of four students will be able to work simultaneously. My first group wants to build bird houses for hummingbirds and sparrows, while the other group wants to build hummingbird feeders out of Mason jars. Both will be placed in our school garden, which we started last year by planting native plants and setting up a solar bird bath.

Mr. Smith
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK22067106T Portable Project Center 28-34 L X 30-12 W 30-12 Sawhorse Max. Height Steel • Grainger $96.90 2 $193.80
TK22067104T 12V MAX Li-Ion 38 Cordless DrillDriver Kit Battery Included • Grainger $129.00 1 $129.00
TK22067105T 12V MAX Li-Ion 38 Cordless DrillDriver Bare Tool • Grainger $97.85 1 $97.85
TK22067115T Clamping BoxWith SawFor 14 In. Saws • Grainger $21.21 2 $42.42
TK22067107T Standard Duty Portable Vise 2-12 Jaw Width 2-12 Max. Opening 1-14 Throat Depth • Grainger $20.75 2 $41.50
TK22067108T 40 oz. Push Button Blender Black • Grainger $38.68 1 $38.68
TK22067120T Linemans Pliers Jaw Length 1-316 Jaw Width 1316 Jaw Thickness 1364 Cushion Grip Handle • Grainger $30.97 1 $30.97
TK22067117T Multi-Bit Screwdriver 4-Pc. 5-in-1 General Purpose 7-14 Overall Length • Grainger $9.17 2 $18.34
TK22067121T V-Jaw Groove Joint Tongue and Groove Pliers Dipped Handle Max. Jaw Opening 1-12 • Grainger $16.31 1 $16.31
TK22067109T 18 Tool Box Hand Saw for Wood 15 • Grainger $16.07 1 $16.07
TK22067114T 13-Pc. Pilot Point Drill Bit Set 135 High Speed Steel Round Shank Type • Grainger $14.55 1 $14.55
TK22067110T 18 Tool Box Hand Saw for Plastic Wood 15 • Grainger $10.58 1 $10.58
TK22067111T T-SquarePolystyrene Transparent12in • Grainger $4.67 2 $9.34
TK22067112T Cowhide Leather Work Gloves Gauntlet Cuff Gray Size S Left and Right Hand • Grainger $3.79 2 $7.58
TK22067116T Wood ScrewFlat10x2 12 LPK100 • Grainger $6.72 1 $6.72
TK22067113T Cowhide Leather Work Gloves Gauntlet Cuff Gray Size L Left and Right Hand • Grainger $2.64 2 $5.28

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