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Ms. Chezum from Salinas CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cue the Coding!

My students need Cue to introduce them to the world of coding and technology, which is a world they don't often get to see!

  • $320 goal

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My Students

My school district has a predominantly Hispanic student population. The students in this neighborhood are often from low-income homes. Despite this, these students come excited to dive into new worlds and delve into intriguing history and science lessons filled with observations, experimentation, and engaging discussions.

My class of thirty sixth graders are inquisitive and thrive with hands-on science experiments.

Math and Language Arts and highly emphasized at my school, as those subjects often are in schools with heavy student body of English language learning students. Science and social studies are often glossed over throughout much of their education. Hands-on projects, learning, and activities are even more so. I am looking to excite students with engaging materials and experiments in science to boost each student's love for learning.

My Project

My classroom is at a low-income, Title I school. Many of these students have spent many years without often engaging in science lesson or projects. I am a third year teacher and do not have many resources to provide my students in my classroom. The few experiments and activities my class has worked through this year, my students have participated in with much exuberance.

Cue is such a unique means to invite students into a world they rarely get to explore themselves.

Science is a subject that is often times brushed aside by low-income schools, as much time is focused on Math and Language Arts. Coding and robotics is even more so. Cue is an engaging and interactive means to understand this part of science and math, usually labeled as STEM, and even more often provided for only a few students now and then. Technology is such a big part of our world today that every student should be given the opportunity to experiment and learn every aspect of it. It is so much more than just social media and texting!

I would like to introduce my students to a world of coding and technology. My students will use this as we begin digging into our unit on energy, and they will use Cue to introduce them to coding and robotics. Cue will also strengthen their math and geometry skills, giving them a hands-on and real world activity as they navigate these difficult topics. Help me provide the students of this technology generation with hands-on experimentation using just that---technology!

Ms. Chezum
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cue Robot • Nasco $200.00 1 $200.00

Materials cost

$200.00

Vendor shipping charges

$20.00

State sales tax

$18.30

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$271.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.88

Total project goal

$319.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$319.18

5 Donors

-$159.59

Donations toward project cost

-$135.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.94

match offer

-$159.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$135.65

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.94

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$0.00

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