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Mrs. Elias from Springfield MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Algorithms on the Move!

Help me give my students a hands-on coding experience. Introducing the Cubetto into my kindergarten classroom will allow my students problem solving skills to come alive!

  • $1,235 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in an inner city school district where a large percentage of of our students live below poverty level. Each year I have students who come in below grade level and I have some who are advanced and several that fall in between. The hardest part of being a teacher is adequately meeting the needs of all of these students and finding what motivates each one and help them to succeed. My students want to do their best and always rise to the expectations I set for them. They are amazing kids, who want to set goals for themselves and attain those goals through hard work and dedication. I have found that learning through technology not only engages my students but prepares them to be 21st century learners.

My Project

My Kindergarten class has been leaning about algorithms and other components of the Computer Science standards from an unplugged perspective.

Now it's time for their algorithms to come alive!

And what better way then with Cubetto! The Cubetto will allow my students to not ony create algorithms, but it lights the way giving them a front row seat to bugs in their algorithms. I know that intergrating Computer Science lessons into my daily curiculumm has increaded my students problem solving skills, their motivation, their creativity, and their persistence to work. Using Cubettos to learn how to add and subtract, to read cvc words, and to practice sight words are just a few ways these robots will enrich our curriculum.

Mrs. Elias
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Primo Toys 1 Cubetto Playset Coding Toy • Amazon Business $225.00 4 $900.00
AmazonBasics AA Rechargeable Batteries (8-Pack) Pre-charged - Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $14.99 4 $59.96
Shentec 8 Bay Ni-MH Ni-Cd AA & AAA Battery Charger, Smart AA AAA Rechargeable Batteries Charger • Amazon Business $10.99 4 $43.96

Materials cost

$1,003.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,048.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$185.11

Total project goal

$1,234.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,234.09

7 Donors

-$867.00

Donations toward project cost

-$736.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$130.05

match offer

-$367.09

Match offer toward project cost

-$312.03

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.06

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$0.00

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