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Mrs. VanderKamp from Grand Rapids MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning to Code with Botley

My students need Botley robot kits to be introduced to coding!

  • $525 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school serves students in poverty. As a Title I school, we are used to going without. Yet our students still have the same needs as others, if not greater needs. My students come from families that cannot provide any of the supplies needed for our school, so we often make due with what we have. This means that we are unable to purchase the things that would better assist my students who have severe learning needs. Despite this, we have passionate learners and teachers who are dedicated to providing the best education possible to our students.

My Project

Some of the most exciting and up-and-coming career path in our world today is computer based. Coding is a skill that is extremely valuable to students both right now and in the future. Right now they can practice critical thinking skills, creativity, and problem solving.

Botley would be an engaging and enjoyable introduction to the world of coding for my students.

With Botley, students would be able to learn the basics of coding before they ever attempt it on a computer. Botley is an easily programmed robot that comes with a kit of tasks the robot can try to performs after a student codes it. These kits would be so welcome in my class!!

Mrs. VanderKamp
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 17 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Botley The Coding Robot & Action Challenge Accessory Pack • Kaplan Early Learning Company $102.43 4 $409.72

Materials cost

$409.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$445.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.68

Total project goal

$524.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$524.55

4 Donors

-$247.28

Donations toward project cost

-$235.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.59

match offer

-$247.27

Match offer toward project cost

-$210.18

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.09

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.00

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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