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Mrs. Lunsford from Asheville NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Developing Coding Skills With Ozobots!

Help me give my students Ozobots and corresponding markers to help develop their coding skills.

  • $212 goal

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My Students

I am the librarian at a small public school which is nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. My school has 150 students of many diverse and unique backgrounds. We are a Title I school with a poverty rate of 97%. Almost 15% of our students are homeless. Numerous families receive weekend food assistance in their child's backpack from our local food bank.

Many of my students are reluctant readers and academic success does not come easily or quickly.

In our school, we strive to create warm, safe and welcoming classrooms while maintaining a fun, creative learning atmosphere.

My Project

This past school year, my students have enjoyed using our 4 Ozobots to learn about coding. The Ozobots have helped my kindergarten and first-grade students understand coding fundamentals. With Ozobots, students use colored markers to create paths for the miniature robot to travel. Depending on what colors and the pattern of those colors, determines the robot's movements. I would like to add another 2 Ozobots so students can work in smaller groups, thus have more time to try out their codes. I have also asked for supplementary markers of the 4 colors needed to code with Ozobots.

Additionally, I wish for my students to understand that before success, sometimes you must try and try again.

It is my hope that these tiny robots will encourage them to persevere even when the path is not clear. With shrinking school budgets, it is hard to cobble together supplies to fund a Makerspace. I know these Ozobots will help get their creative juices flowing!

Mrs. Lunsford
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bit Coding Robot, Spider-Man • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Bit Coding Robot, Guardians of The Galaxy • Amazon Business $48.00 1 $48.00
Crayola Original Bulk Markers, Red (2-Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Crayola 12 Count Washable Bulk Markers, Blue • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Crayola 12 Count Washable Bulk Markers, Green • Amazon Business $9.55 1 $9.55
Crayola 12 Count Black Original Bulk Markers • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64

Materials cost

$136.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.67

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$179.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.67

Total project goal

$211.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$211.14

1 Donor

-$106.00

Donations toward project cost

-$90.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.90

match offer

-$105.14

Match offer toward project cost

-$89.37

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.77

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$0.00

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