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Ms. Ramsey from Anchorage AK is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

First Graders Can Code!

Help me give my students a Lego Coding Express kit and some building plates so they can begin to learn coding skills.

  • $416 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My elementary school is not a Title I school, but we are deemed high poverty because more the three-quarters of our students come from low-income homes. All our children are eligible for free breakfast and lunch.

Many of my first graders do not have money for basic supplies, but that doesn't stop them from trying to learn everything they can.

I may teach students who are struggling, but they all want to learn because they want to be successful.

My kids are the most wonderful kids in the world, and school is everything to them. My classroom is multicultural and diverse, and, since we are close to military bases, many of my amazing students are the children of deployed military personnel. Many of my students are in an English Language Learner program, and some are in resource, special education, and Indian Education support classes.

This year, I was moved to first grade, and I love my new students. I know this is going to be a wonderful year. With the help of DonorsChoose.org and the families of my students, my first graders are going to do lots of learning and growing.

My Project

I have been looking for a way to help my first grade students develop their muscles and hand-eye coordination, practice the social skills of sharing and communication and learn how to code. Since many of my students have never used Lego bricks, this Coding Express set will be a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills, practice communication skills and have fun. I know that if they can dream it, they can build it.

These Lego bricks resources will provide the perfect solution for my first graders who need a Coding Station in our classroom.

I plan to use the Lego Coding Express and plates to expand the new simple Coding Station in our room. My students will use the Lego Coding Express set to learn sequencing, looping, conditional coding, cause and effect and so much more.

Please help my students learn essential 21st century skill of coding.

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Coding Express • LEGO Education $198.95 1 $198.95
Small Building Plates • LEGO Education $49.95 1 $49.95
Large DUPLO Building Plates • LEGO Education $49.95 1 $49.95

Materials cost

$298.85

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$4.48

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$352.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.26

Total project goal

$415.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$415.07

4 Donors

-$185.03

Donations toward project cost

-$182.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

match offer

-$200.92

Match offer toward project cost

-$170.78

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.14

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$29.12

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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