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Ms. Shaffner from Cincinnati OH is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Coding in Kindergarten

Help me give my students access to STEM materials at an early age!

  • $196 goal

This project expired on September 4, 2019.

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My Students

I have 22 bright, funny, and hard-working kindergarteners. They are hungry for knowledge, books, and love. They attend a public school in an area with high-poverty. The school itself is full of amazing teachers that go above and beyond the calling for each student. The children are truly resilient as sometimes they are dealing with things that are beyond their years, and I am constantly impressed by their academic performance. Each student has experienced trauma, and we are learning how to deal with and move past our experiences in a positive way.

My students deserve a space and materials that they are proud to be in and with.

By discovering new knowledge every day they are becoming better citizens and students. They enjoy cartoons, music, reading, math manipulatives, and educational games.

My Project

My students are incredibly interested in science and math. During recess and independent time they: build structures with magnets, build the tallest and sturdiest towers from cups, build homes for dolls, and use whatever is around them to create a masterpiece.

I know that my students are incredibly interested in video games and having the opportunity to learn coding could push more of them into STEM-related fields.

We'll use these materials during math and science times to understand sequencing, directional words, patterns, and apply critical thinking to move their robots around the space. Invest in these kids now and get future scientists later!

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

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ozobot Evo Starter Pack, STEM Robot, Black • Amazon Business $82.94 1 $82.94
Learning Resources Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set, 83 Pieces • Amazon Business $35.49 1 $35.49
LTGEM Carrying Case for Ozobot Evo App-Connected Coding Robot - Fits USB Charging Cable / playfield / Skin / 4 Color Code Markers ( Fits a Full Robotics kit ) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99

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