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Ms. DeSorbo from Spring Lake NC is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Coding and STEM: Putting the Fun Back Into Kindergarten Again!

My students need the Ipad, Osmo Genius Kit, and Coding Jam game for STEM.

  • $587 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a kindergarten teacher at a school with a diverse population. We serve middle-class students, military students, and low-income families. No matter the background, my students come to school ready to learn. They love to learn new things, they love to read, and they love to explore. It is my job to make sure this zest for learning never dies.

My superheroes have encouraged me to grow as a teacher!

They continually surprise me, on a daily basis, with their ability to learn and grasp concepts! I wouldn't change my job in a million years! My students leave an imprint on my heart, for they are kind, affectionate, and loving!

My Project

This year I have begun to teach outside of the box, by incorporating coding, STEM, and robotics. My students are excited and engaged thanks to STEM, and I want to keep this excitement about STEM alive in the hearts of my students! The iPad and Osmo coding game will help me to do just that!

My superheroes have grown so much since I have begun to incorporate STEM in our daily routine!

I have grown so much as a teacher as well. STEM was very new to me, but I wanted to create an environment where my students can explore, learn, and grow! I am so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and added STEM to my day!

The iPad I am requesting will allow my students to play the Osmo coding game. I chose the Osmo coding game because it is easier for my kindergarteners to code Mowbie through the maze. They have to count how many times they have to make Mowbie move, jump, or turn throughout the maze. Not only will they be practicing coding, but they will be practicing counting as well! I love it when an activity allows my students to practice more than one skill! My superheroes will have to think critically, collaborate, and problem solve as they code Mowbie.

To my future donors, I ask that you embark on this journey with me as I continue to incorporate coding and STEM into my curriculum. I ask that you help me put the "fun" back in kindergarten again! Thank you for your generosity and support!

Ms. DeSorbo
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad with WiFi, 32GB, Space Gray (2017 Model) • Amazon Business $302.00 1 $302.00
Osmo Genius Kit • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Osmo Coding Awbie Game (Base required) • Amazon Business $34.93 1 $34.93
HDE iPad 2017 9.7-inch Bumper Case for Kids Shockproof Hard Cover Handle Stand with Built in Screen Protector for 5th Generation Apple iPad 9.7 inch (Blue, March 2017 Release) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99

Materials cost

$428.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.45

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$498.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.02

Total project goal

$586.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$586.81

4 Donors

-$570.81

Donations toward project cost

-$485.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.62

match offer

-$16.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$13.60

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$2.40

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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