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Mrs. Gilmer from Evansville IN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Coding Fun With Botley!

Help me give my students classroom rewards, comfortable, and learning to code games.

  • $586 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students practice being S.U.P..E.R (Safe, Understanding, Polite, E-Healthy, and Respectful) online and would love to add to their technology classroom. Students from kindergarten to fifth grade our from a very diverse population of nearly 600. The technology classroom services all students including special needs and students from over forty different countries. The English as the Second Language population is over 100 attending each year. Students receive computer class every fourth day of their daily schedule. Students love keyboarding lessons and digital citizenship activities as they work on desktop Apple computers.

My Project

This project will allow students to have the essentials like headphones for daily use by 150 students per day. This project also gives students an opportunity to learn beginning coding skills with a non-screen coding robot, by the name of Botley. Botley also comes with accessories that create challenging games for students to interact with each other and other coding robots.

Students need to see the fun in technology!

This project also gives students rewards for showing good behavior at school by means of "candy" that students earn with their points they earn for positive behavior throughout the school building.

Mrs. Gilmer
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 600 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Keyboard Connection Classroom Rug Shape: Rectangle, Rug Dimensions: 5 4" W X 7' 8" L, Main Color: Multi - 01 • Teachers' School Supply $213.85 1 $213.85
Learning Resources Botley The Coding Robot (Single) (LER2936) • Quill.com $50.99 1 $50.99
Domtar Bright White Cover Stock, LETTER-Size, 96 US Brightness, 67 lb., 8 1/2" x 11", 250 Sheets/Pack • Quill.com $12.74 3 $38.22
Jolly Rancher Hard Candy, Assorted, 60 Oz. (HEC15671) • Quill.com $15.29 2 $30.58
Skittles Original Fruit Flavored Candy, 54 oz. Gusset Bag • Quill.com $12.74 2 $25.48
M&M's Milk Chocolate Candy, 42 oz. Bag • Quill.com $12.32 2 $24.64
Learning Resources Code & Go Mouse Math (LER2861) • Quill.com $16.99 1 $16.99
Learning Resources Botely The Coding Robot Accessory Set (LER2937) • Quill.com $16.99 1 $16.99
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers, Black, 1/Dz (30001) • Quill.com $10.99 1 $10.99
Lifesavers Wint-O-Green, 50 oz. Bag • Quill.com $8.49 1 $8.49

Materials cost

$437.22

Vendor shipping charges

$23.52

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$497.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.76

Total project goal

$585.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$585.06

1 Donor

-$497.30

Donations toward project cost

-$497.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$87.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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