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Ms. Matracia from Providence RI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Botley to the Rescue!

My students need Botley the Coding Robot to help them engage in non-screen time coding skills while teaching them to work cooperatively.

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My Students

I teach second grade ELL Collaborative in an inner city Title l school. I have 26 students in my classroom. My school services children that live in an area called "the projects." They come from the poorest section of the city. In a school of approximately 650 students, 95% of them receive free breakfast and lunch.

My amazing students are eager to learn and excited to come to school each day.

They have many needs so I try to make our classroom a safe, comfortable environment where they can feel welcome and loved. My students are so grateful for everything that is done for them or given to them. My ELL students are eager to learn while my general education students are eager to assist in their learning. My students need every tool and strategy I can come up with to assist them in learning English. It is very important for all of them to feel successful! Despite the challenges they face, they are always willing to help each other succeed.

I recently attended a blended learning conference where I learned first hand about Botley the Coding Robot. My students would benefit from learning coding skills.

My Project

We need a Botley the Coding Robot because my students are ready for the world of coding. This developmentally appropriate and screen free educational coding robot is the perfect tool. The action challenge activity pack will allow the children to utilize Botley in many different ways. In addition, the Code and Go Robot Mouse activity set will allow the children to extend their knowledge of coding skills further.

Botley the Coding Robot will give my students many options and opportunities to explore the world of coding at their own level.

At a recent Blended Learning conference I had the opportunity to observe, first hand, students using Botley. Not only were the children engaged in the task at hand but also they were using such rich dialog with each other. Botley will foster coding skills, cooperative learning, and engaging dialog among my students.

Ms. Matracia
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Botley The Coding Robot & Action Challenge Accessory Pack • Kaplan Early Learning Company $102.43 2 $204.86
Code & Go Robot Mouse STEM Activity Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $50.96 2 $101.92

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