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Ms. Pentecost from Chillicothe OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Little Bit of Coding Excitement!

My students need Little Bits Coding kits to hone their STEM skills creating their own video games.

  • $752 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is located in the Appalachian region of southern Ohio. Our community has been hard hit by the Opioid crisis. All of my 425 students receive free breakfast and lunch. For many of my students, school is their escape from the harsh realities of life off campus. It is a place where they are safe, supported, and encouraged.

Even with all of the challenges they face, my students enter the front doors of our building ready to learn and believing that they are capable of achieving great things.

Like most pre-teens my students enjoy playing video games. The kits I'm requesting will help my students transition from Hour of Code programming to building games and coding them.

My Project

Hour of Code has introduced our students to Blockly coding But they want more! This STEM project uses Little Bits, snap together electronic components that are reusable, fun & engaging, and easy to teach. Students can drag and drop code to make video games, in addition to creating a container to house the game.

Imagine being 10-12 years old and making a video game by yourself or with a friend!!

These games can be connected to many content areas. They are flexible enough to be used for over 100 activities. Little Bits will help students develop 21st century skills while engaged problem solving and having a blast!!

Ms. Pentecost
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Little Bits Code Kit • AKJ Education $299.95 2 $599.90

Materials cost

$599.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$638.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$112.75

Total project goal

$751.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$751.65

4 Donors

-$523.90

Donations toward project cost

-$468.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.43

match offer

-$200.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$170.42

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.08

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$27.24

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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