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

Kindergarten Can Code!

Help me give my students the opportunity to become the future computers scientists of the world. Dot and Dash will help them learn coding skills and problem solving.

  • $441 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are English Language Learners who are enthusiastic about learning. They come from low income families struggling to give their children a chance to become the first generation to go to college. Their own families are not able to expose them to the new technology many affluent families are able to provide their children. In my classroom I am trying to bring some equity to their lives by providing them the opportunities to interact with technology so that they can become the future computer scientists of the world. I teach computer science in my classroom and we do a lot of unplugged activities to learn coding skills, problem solving and mathematical thinking. My students are learning these skills in two languages English and Spanish.

My Project

Dot and Dash, Robot Turtle and Robot Mice are coding games that will help develop the basic skills necessary for my Kindergarten students to learn coding. As they play they will also be problem solving, and building mathematical skills.

Teaching Computer Science will help prepare my students to become scientists, mathematicians and problem solvers in the future.

When we teach computer science we teach them that computer science help people solve problems and express themselves. Computer science also helps them understand mathematical concepts such as algorithms, recognizing and create patterns and sequencing.

The games mentioned above helps support the development of these skills as they play the game. In addition it helps develop their creativity and to solve problems as they encounter difficulties while playing.

Become part of this wonderful journey and support our project.

Ms. Mendez
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wonder Workshop Dash – Coding Robot for Kids 6+ – Voice Activated – Navigates Objects – 5 Free Programming STEM Apps – Creating Confident Digital Citizens • Amazon Business $132.02 1 $132.02
Wonder Workshop Dot Creativity Kit Robot • Amazon Business $79.95 1 $79.95
Think Fun Robot Turtles STEM Toy and Coding Board Game for Preschoolers - Made Famous on Kickstarter, Teaches Programming Principles to Preschoolers • Amazon Business $22.93 2 $45.86
Learning Resources Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set, 83 Pieces • Amazon Business $39.49 1 $39.49
ALEX Toys Future Coders Robot Races Coding Skills Kit • Amazon Business $23.39 1 $23.39
Learning Resources Code & Go Mouse Mania Board Game • Amazon Business $18.39 1 $18.39

Materials cost

$339.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$374.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.03

Total project goal

$440.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$440.22

4 Donors

-$221.00

Donations toward project cost

-$187.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.15

match offer

-$219.22

Match offer toward project cost

-$186.34

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.88

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$0.00

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