After the hype of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, today is Giving Tuesday. It’s a day for us to give back. If you are looking for a way to do just that, may I suggest a donation to my students? They create products in their Entrepreneurship class that are sold to learn about running a business. In turn, they then donate their proceeds to local charities and make microloans to aspiring entrepreneurs in developing countries through Kiva.org. To date, my students have donated just over $9,250 through their efforts with this project! Right now, we’re looking to replenish some of the consumable materials in our classroom’s makerspace. A makerspace is a “a collaborative work space for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools” (definition from makerspaces.com).
If you’d be willing to donate even a dollar, my students would be so grateful! Here are the details of our project on DonorsChoose.org:
My classroom is not defined by the four walls that surround us. Our learning goes well beyond those walls. We are inventors, researchers, creators, collaborators, philanthropists, technophiles, and scholars. My students are always reaching for more ways to learn.
My business and technology classes have students from various grade levels, socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicities, religions, and academic capabilities.
These students come together in such an amazing way to create real results. They support each other unconditionally and really have a desire to change the world around them.
My students routinely complete hands-on interactive projects in all of my classes. Whether they’re completing a STEM challenge or creating products for sale in Entrepreneurship, they go through many consumable materials.
Our classroom Makerspace needs a boost and this project will help infuse it with some much-needed materials!
My students need paints, paint brushes, cardstock, glue, paper cups, and cellophane bags to replenish supplies in their classroom makerspace. They will use these materials for a variety of projects. Paints and paint brushes will be used to decorate hand-made magnets and ornaments that will be sold to raise money for local charities. Cellophane bags and cardstock will be used to package various items for storage and for sales. Epoxy glue will be used to piece together broken items or to assemble new ones. I never quite know what students will do with the materials in front of them. That’s the magic of a Makerspace!
We’d love your support if you’re looking to make a donation on #GivingTuesday! Thank you for your consideration 🙂