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Mrs. Numbers from Holliston MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Cranked up to Code!

My students need hands on opportunities to develop mapping skills, problem solving and sequencing skills. We need a Botley the Coding Robot and Code Y Go Robot Mouse Activity Sets. What better way to provide regular practice than by coding a real robot, so beautifully designed that it invites child's play!

  • $161 goal

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My Students

I am privileged to be a second grade teacher of 24 students in one of the best school districts in the USA, scoring in the top 25 schools in Massachusetts. We are also one of the most cost-effective districts, spending a lower cost per student than the other 24 districts in that top 25. We are a small town with little industry, so parents pay for the bulk of what is provided our students through taxes. Currently, I have 16 Chromebooks and share five Chromebooks with other second grade classes. My students are on technology most of the time. They read independently and take quizzes on Accelerated Reader. We use SeeSaw to publish videos and photos to communicate directly to parents about what is happening in the classroom. We practice math through software programs, which allow them a game-playing format and hands-on exploration. I want children to love learning and this is the wave of the future!

My Project

In 2003, MIT developed a block-based coding tool that is engaging and educational for students. After more than 11 million students participated, the team discovered that students learned far more than coding with this resource. Additionally students learned math concepts, logic and cause and effect, problem solving, project design, and the ability to take criticism and persevere.

MIT professors recommend the following principles when introducing coding to students: projects, peers, passion, and play.

The students should be able to create a meaningful project about something that they are passionate about. They should be able to share with peers in their classroom and around the world. Additionally, they recommend the importance of encouraging students to play or tinker with their creations so that they take risks and they can learn from their failures.

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Botley the Coding Robot Activity Set, 77 Pieces • Amazon Business $70.23 1 $70.23
Learning Resources Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set, 83 Pieces • Amazon Business $34.98 1 $34.98

Materials cost

$105.21

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$136.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.14

Total project goal

$160.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$160.93

3 Donors

-$160.93

Donations toward project cost

-$136.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.14

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$0.00

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