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Mrs. Patton from Dothan AL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hi! I'm Botley!

My students need Botley, The Coding Robot Action Challenge Activity Set and the Challenge Accessory Pack set to learn Coding and Chain Reactions skills.

  • $245 goal

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My Students

I have the pleasure of teaching a precious group of 20 diverse students in Dothan, Alabama. The love they have for learning creates a classroom environment perfect for discovering and expanding upon innovative learning concepts and ideas. I utilize a play-based approach and regularly incorporate S.T.E.A.M. investigations into my curriculum.

By exposing students to an inquiry-based, problem-solving approach to learning, I am preparing students for jobs of the future and ensuring that today's learners will become tomorrows leaders.

My school is special because I have the freedom to teach Kindergarten standards in a way that best fits the needs of my students however, I do not always have the resources to meet those needs. My school district is classified as Title 1, however, my school serves mostly lower-middle-class families and does not receive Title 1 Federal funding for classroom items to meet each student's individual needs. We must rely solely on fundraising and grant funding to ensure our students are equipped with the tools needed to one day become productive members of society.

My Project

Coding in Kindergarten? Yes. Please! I am asking for a The Coding Robot Action Challenge Activity Set and the Challenge Accessory Pack set. Botley, The Coding Robot will be used to teach my students the basics of early coding skills. Botley is perfect for younger students who are just beginning to show an interest in coding and computer science. Botley is the first classroom-appropriate early coding robot to be STEM Approved™ by A key feature of Botley is that it is completely screen free and will facilitate inquiry-based conversations among my students. After mastering the basics, kids can test out their coding skills with the Botley’s Action Challenge Accessory Set’s chain-reaction challenges. Build and solve puzzles with the set’s falling dominos, swinging hammer, rotating gate, and more.

Botley will help my students develop problem-solving skills with the ability to think "outside the box," while allowing them to take ownership of their own learning.

Not only will Botley incorporate coding into my curriculum, but it will also be used to teach students about Chain Reactions and Force and Motion which are both Next Generation Science Standards for Kindergarten. It is a proven fact that play-based practices in early childhood provide more meaningful opportunities for students because they are actively engaged in the entire learning process. My class will be investigating Force and Motion chain reactions mid-April and Botley is just what we need to ensure this skill is mastered by all students.

Mrs. Patton
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Botley The Coding Robot & Action Challenge Accessory Pack • Kaplan Early Learning Company $102.43 1 $102.43
Botley(r) The Coding Robot Activity Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $59.46 1 $59.46

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