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Mrs. Pack from Sparta TN is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Code Writers Become Code Breakers

Help me give my students a way to play with coding and experience science to prepare for their futures!

  • $577 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My school is a small, rural neighborhood school where I consider the students my family. I have taught first grade for 37 years, most of those in the same classroom. I have many second-generation families of students come through my classroom each year. I live and also go to church in this neighborhood and volunteer at the Second Harvest Food Bank in the summer here. Seventy percent of the students come from an economically disadvantaged home, and many live with one parent or are being raised by grandparents.

My students are bright inquisitive first graders who love to read and learn about the world around them.

I want to show them the possibilities of what they can become!

My Project

The materials that I have asked for are simple enough, an iPad and a coding game that will provide my students with skills in coding and sequencing steps used by programmers in data mapping.

While playing, my first graders will not realize that they are developing and building skills that could be used if they later decide to become a computer scientist or mechanical engineer.

These skills will help them organize their thought processes into logical steps to solve other problems as they persevere and work collaboratively.

They will be learning and developing skills as a real scientist. I want them to know that if they want to be a scientist, they can be, the possibilities are endless!

Mrs. Pack
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 12 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 32GB - Gold • Best Buy Education $330.00 1 $330.00
AppleCare+ for iPad Orig & Mini - 2-year plan • Best Buy Education $69.00 1 $69.00
Osmo - Coding Awbie - Ages 5-12 - Coding & Problem Solving - For iPad or Fire Tablet (Osmo Base Required) • Amazon Business $40.58 1 $40.58

Materials cost

$439.58

Vendor shipping charges

$14.11

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$490.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.52

Total project goal

$576.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$576.80

2 Donors

-$497.78

Donations toward project cost

-$490.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$79.02

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$0.00

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