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Mrs. Garcia-Sweeney from Saint Louis MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

7th Graders Want to Learn Coding with Robots!

My students need two Botley robot challenge packs to learn how to code.

  • $280 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach reading and writing in a high needs community of St. Louis. Despite the many hardships my students face, they are incredibly motivated individuals who look for the positive in life.

What impresses me most is that my students don't give up when the learning gets tough and always push themselves to exceed expectations.

Perhaps what I admire most about them is how kind they are. They are by far the sweetest and most polite group of kids I have ever taught.

My Project

I am asking for 2 Botley The Coding Robot & Action Challenge sets so my students can improve their coding and STEM skills. Even though I normally teach reading and writing, I'm lucky enough to have two periods where I get to see my students for an additional period each day. This class does not have a set curriculum and we are free to learn anything we want. Normally we work on reading a class novel, but I think it would be great for us to switch it up and learn something new.

At our school, students have very little access to technology and these robots would allow them to learn the new skill of coding and help them get ahead in our increasingly technological world.

Truthfully, I've never taught coding before but after reading about the Botley, I know that this is something that our class can learn together. It will not only teach my students about critical thinking and problem solving, but it will also teach them about perseverance and grit.

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Mrs. Garcia-Sweeney
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Botley The Coding Robot & Action Challenge Accessory Pack • Kaplan Early Learning Company $102.43 2 $204.86

Materials cost

$204.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$237.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.99

Total project goal

$279.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$279.92

3 Donors

-$139.96

Donations toward project cost

-$118.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.99

match offer

-$139.95

Match offer toward project cost

-$118.96

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.99

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$0.00

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