You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Ms. Fain from Blacksburg VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring On the Basics of Coding with Botley Bots

My students need 4 Botley Coding Robots and Action Challenge Accessory Packs so that they can become computational thinkers that can make a difference in our modern world.

  • $525 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Have you ever wondered why so many of our students have a hard time finding a job after high school or even college? There is a new active campaign to give students opportunities to learn computer science in all grades. My students love to build and play, and they are eager to learn something new.

In Montgomery County, our schools’ mission is to “Engage, Encourage and Empower.” We also strive to get our students not only to graduate with the necessary skills to graduate and go to college, but most of all make a difference in our community and greater world.

Teaching computer science lessons to our youth will give our students a better chance at getting a job and in most cases a higher paying job.

All students need computer science lessons in order to be thinkers, creators, and most of all, computational thinkers that will in turn take them to new places. My students are motivated, eager, collaborative thinkers that want to take risks. I admit that I was a bit weary of teaching computer science to 4th graders, but they have met the challenge and gone far beyond my expectations. Now, my students are teaching me!

My Project

Starting this school year, our students and teachers will dive into the world of programming with a new K-5 computer science curriculum. It's my duty to give my students everything they need in order to be a successful programmer. Botley is the first coding robot that comes screen free and STEM approved. This little bot will get students engaged and exciting about coding with it's easy programming language.

With your help, my students will have the essential life skills to think critically and problem solve which in turn will help them achieve great things.

Students will be able to spend each morning connecting with their peers using the common language of coding. Some of my students have a great need and desire to grasp coding but are struggling because we don't have enough robots so that they can have ample amount of time to spend learning the various codes and robots. With Botley Bots programming language is easy to understand and will give my students yet another programming opportunity.

I've only seen my students grow their computational thinking, socialization, and my students are thinkers and creators and need these Botley Bots in order to obtain the computer science skills and knowledge that will stay with them as they compete and contribute in our tech savvy world.

Ms. Fain
Grades 3-5

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 80 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Fain is requesting.

See our finances

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


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


7 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Blacksburg","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4180205],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"VA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3215744,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":80,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Fain","authorIds":{"4180205":{"owner":"Ms. Fain","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3215744],"proposalHash":"-1794595871","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20892347,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDE4NDg3NQ==","NTI0MjQ1Nw==","NTMyNDE0NA==","NDc2NzE5OQ==","MTAyNzU1","NDE4MDIwNQ==","NDM4NzI2OQ==","NTA2Nzc1NQ=="],"teacherId":4180205,"schoolCounty":"Montgomery","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"VA","name":"Virginia"}}