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Ms. Smith from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Botley Coding = Coding Geniuses!

My students need four Botley Coding Robot & Action Challenge Accessory Packs for our new elementary STEM Coding/Science program!

  • $525 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school's students have a wonderful curiosity that makes my job as the science teacher such a wonderful experience. With so many classes and only me to teach science, I need to find creative ways to bring engaging and instructional online science resources to all our teachers. Finding cultural bridges between science and the arts allows me to better differentiate my instruction and lessons for all my students.

Our Title I Elementary School in Brooklyn has a diverse population of students who all qualify for free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch.

My science classes are comprised of General Education, English Language Learners, and Special Education students from many different cultures, and all with a variety of learning styles. They are exciting to watch in action and all love to try and discover. So many times I'm overwhelmed at their competence and determination to learn and achieve.

My Project

STEM and coding are getting more and more integrated with the science elementary curriculum. Children in earlier grades are now being challenged to think out of the box. That means learning to use technology and programming to better understand cause and effect. These skills can translate over to reading, math, and science. Our school is getting ready to implement a coding program for our lower grades. What we need is age-appropriate coding robots and activities.

I'm requesting eight Botley Robot kits which will be used in our new STEM coding program.

Botley will introduce early coding skills with easy programming and manipulatives. The activities get more difficult and complex with skill mastery. Botley is one of the only coding robots that grow with the students' abilities. Students can learn basic navigational functions to advanced features that get's the robot through obstacle courses, directs him down pathways made from black lines, and allows him to detect objects. We'll have such fun making the robots move all over the place because of our coding commands!

After mastering the basics, my students will test out their coding skills with the Botley’s Action Challenge Accessory Set’s chain-reaction challenges which really demonstrate cause and effect.

Having eight kits means that each student will have more opportunities for hands-on experiences. More doing means we'll create new coding geniuses!

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

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This project will reach 450 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 4 $409.72

Materials cost

$409.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$445.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.68

Total project goal

$524.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$524.55

1 Donor

-$262.28

Donations toward project cost

-$222.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.34

match offer

-$262.27

Match offer toward project cost

-$222.93

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.34

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$0.00

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