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Ms. Williams from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cultivate Creativity & Computational Thinking

My students need Pattern Play & a variety of other materials to engage their brains in tasks that help them test their theories. Through hands-on play & exploration children start to discover how the world works.

  • $641 goal

This project expired on July 27, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are curious, hard-working, critical-thinking, problem-solvers, who have a strong desire to express themselves creatively. We are an elementary Title 1, Magnet school, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, participating in our 2nd year of the NYC Computer Science for All Software Enginneering Program Jr. pilot. We service a diverse student population from a variety of cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds. Our school is committed to exposing all students to computer science learning in ways that are purposeful and fun.

Research shows that there is an underrepresentation of girls & people of color in the field of computer science.

Through this project our all-girls Tech Squad will be using computer science to express themselves through dance, inspiring the next generation of female computer scientists.

My Project

Students have been using the Code-a-pillar and Cubetto robots. These add-ons included in this project will help them to have more options to expand their programming possibilities.

This project also includes games and activities that help build students' spatial awareness and mathematical/computational skills.

Having a variety of materials will offer students a multitude of ways to engage with these concepts and skills.

Many studies have found that children, especially at this developmental stage, learn best through play. Help support their journey of discovery through play by funding materials that will be both fun and educational. Additionally, these games/activities can all be played in pairs/groups which will foster students social/emotional growth through collaborative learning experiences.

Ms. Williams
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 600 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pattern Play: Bright Colors • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
Build Me Emotions • LEGO Education $72.95 1 $72.95
Community Minifigure Set • LEGO Education $48.95 1 $48.95
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Magnetic Pattern Blocks Set - Educational Toy With 120 Magnets and Carrying Case • Amazon Business $18.69 2 $37.38
Animal Bingo • LEGO Education $36.95 1 $36.95
Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards - Classic Toy With 120 Solid Wood Shapes and 5 Double-Sided Panels • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar 360° Right Turn Add-on • Amazon Business $16.90 2 $33.80
Primo Toys Big City Adventure Pack • Amazon Business $29.00 1 $29.00
Primo Toys Deep Space Adventure Pack • Amazon Business $29.00 1 $29.00
Mindware – Q-bitz • Amazon Business $23.06 1 $23.06
Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar Basic Expansion Pack • Amazon Business $11.10 2 $22.20
Stack Up Board Game • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Tiny Polka Dot • Amazon Business $14.65 1 $14.65
USATDD Tangram Game Magnetic Puzzle Travel Game Tangrams jigsaw with Solution Answer Kid Adult Challenge IQ Book Colorful Educational Toy For 3-100 Years Old (2 set of Tangrams 360 Patterns) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$491.88

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.38

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$544.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.05

Total project goal

$640.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$640.31

2 Donors

-$324.27

Donations toward project cost

-$277.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.14

match offer

-$314.27

Match offer toward project cost

-$267.13

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.14

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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