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Mrs. Mroz from Houston TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

1, 2, 3 - Help My 1st Graders Think Logically

My students need materials to explore early robotics and practice computational thinking.

  • $588 goal

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My Students

My school is a Title I school in NW Houston with diverse students with 100% potential. My first grade students are enthusiastic and curious learners in reading, writing, and mathematics.

I want to empower visionary learning and promote the fourth literacy: computational thinking.

They deserve access and opportunities regardless of their economic situation. I want them to have a seat at the table and envision themselves as the next ____________ who invents or develops _______________. Will you help me build their capacity for success?

My Project

My first grade students are learning to break down problems into small, manageable steps. They enjoy looking for patterns and figuring out what's important and what isn't. When writing or giving step-by-step directions to solve problems, they frequently need to go back and revise their thinking to make the directions better. How to Code a Sandcastle will introduce my students to basic coding concepts such as sequences and loops. The Power Tiles Circuit Kit has interchangeable tiles that will promote exploration of light, sound, and motion as my first graders build 2D and 3D circuits. The Bee-Bots and SmartGurlz Siggy with Zara and Maria will provide opportunities to apply coding concepts both unplugged and with remote devices.

These materials will enhance the development of computational thinking for my first grade students.

Please help us explore these 21st century concepts.

Mrs. Mroz
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP739 - Power Tiles Circuit Kit - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
BT363 - Bee-Bot® Programmable Robot • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 2 $139.98
Smartgurlz with Zara doll. As Seen on Shark Tank • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
SmartGurlz with Maria Doll - App Controlled STEM Toy • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
How to Code a Sandcastle • Amazon Business $13.24 1 $13.24

Materials cost

$462.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$499.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.08

Total project goal

$587.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$587.21

6 Donors

-$478.88

Donations toward project cost

-$414.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.33

Matching donations from our partners

-$99.50

Match offers toward project cost

-$84.58

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.92

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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