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Ms. Hopkins from New Haven CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto

Help me give my students programmable coding robots for science class and team discussions.

  • $210 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our society is ever changing and becoming more technologically advanced. My students are blessed with the ability to use Chromebooks on a daily basis, but I am selfish. I want more for them.

I want my students to learn the basics of coding through fun and exciting projects.

My children have a long way to go to be on grade level in literacy and math. However, they thrive during science class. My students look forward to this part of the day more than any other.

My Project

My students come from a school where over 90% of children qualify for free or reduced lunch. Our district has suffered a number of cutbacks this school year. Unfortunately, I am teaching during a time that has a huge, sole emphasis on literacy and math scores. My students work as hard as they can in these subjects, but they truly shine during science. That is why I want them to receive the coding robots. My children will create a code or a path for their robot and share with a partner. Then, they will hypothesize about how the robot will behave. Once tested, my students will be able to discuss why the robot moved (or didn’t move) as expected. This will help them practice their skills in hypothesis as well as results discussion. I want my students to see how science can be put into immediate action. This is a time for them to question, discuss, and explore. Our district lost funding for our second round of science kits. I want to be sure that they do not lose their love for science.

Ms. Hopkins
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bit Coding Robot (Blue) • Amazon Business $52.00 1 $52.00
Bit Coding Robot, Guardians of the Galaxy (Black) • Amazon Business $49.80 1 $49.80
Bit Coding Robot, Spider-Man (Red) • Amazon Business $43.73 1 $43.73

Materials cost

$145.53

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$177.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.36

Total project goal

$209.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$209.07

2 Donors

-$191.42

Donations toward project cost

-$177.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.71

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

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$0.00

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