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Mrs. Heystek from Kalamazoo MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bots for Tots

Help me give my students manipulatives like Snap-Bots and the Crazy Shapes Magnetic Building Set that encourage literacy and introduces early mathematic skills.

  • $259 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. In light of this, I am looking to keep things simple and provide students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

"Look what I did!" is one of the phrases heard most in our classroom.

The joy that the children feel when they accomplish something makes every minute of every day worth it.

I would love to be able to provide the students with the opportunity to learn in many ways.

My Project

My students love using their hands to create. We have used Legos and unifix cubes to build, and they always build robots. We would love the opportunity to have actual robot toys to play with!

We would love to have new manipulatives to explore creativity and improve fine motor skills.

The snap bots would be great because they encourage creativity while putting a robot together, and the students need to use their fine motor skills to attach the pieces. We would love the alphabet and number robots, too. The children will be able to transform them from robots to letters and numbers, which means they will get to play and learn at the same time. Win-win!

Thank you for all of your support. You are making a big impact on little lives!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP838 - Snap-Bots • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 2 $79.98
CS439 - Crazy Shapes Magnetic Building Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
AC225 - Alpha-Bots • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AC226 - Number-Bots • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$186.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$219.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.78

Total project goal

$258.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$258.52

1 Donor

-$129.26

Donations toward project cost

-$109.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.39

match offer

-$129.26

Match offer toward project cost

-$109.87

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.39

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$0.00

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