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Mrs. Days from South Webster OH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning to Code!

Help me give my students 12 Bee-bots and accessories for my K-3 grade students learning to program. 148 Micro:bit go sets and accessories to allow our 4 -6 grade students to learn to code and grow.

  • $6,001 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a very small, high poverty community in the foothills of the Appalachians. We are in the heart of the Opioid drug crisis, and the things some of our children have endured keeps us all awake at night. While I cannot control the things my students see, hear, and endure outside the classroom, I can certainly try to make their learning as comfortable and tailored as possible. After all, for many, a strong education is the best ticket out of their current situations or the area!

Some of them have to fight the effects of being born addicted to opioids and some are blessed with creative and gifted minds—all of my kids deserve to learn in comfort and safety.

I am blessed to work in a school district that is willing to do "whatever is best for the children." This is our school philosophy! So the teachers are treated by the administration as valued professionals. Our school board, administration, and others will do nearly anything to support teachers in all endeavors. We have plenty of love and understanding. Our school even won the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award. The only thing we don't have is money!

My Project

Learning to Code is a project that will afford students in my school opportunities to begin learning the basics of code, and then grow and learn year after year with more advanced coding in robotics. The flexibility of using these tools makes it ideal for at-home distance learning should our school be forced to go online.

This innovation lab will benefit all learners grade PK - 6!

The PK - 3rd grade will learn using cute little bee-shaped robots called Bee-Bots. These versatile robots are programmed using basic directional commands right on the robot. Their unique design allows the facilitating teacher to insert the use of the robots into other learning. For example, PK - 3rd grade students may be asked to use their robot to show the correct sequence of events from a literary story.

The 3-6 lab will be stocked with micro:bit programmable micro-controllers to teach students the basics of coding, sensors, and general robotics. These adaptable tools grow with the students. Students can learn at a basic level, but move to more advanced learning. Paired with the students' chromebooks, they can learn with these in the lab or check out the components for continued learning at home!

Mrs. Days
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 400 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BBC micro:bit Go Bundle • adafruit $17.50 149 $2,607.50
BT363 BeeBotsupsup Programmable Robot • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 13 $1,039.87
Adafruit CRICKIT for micro:bit • adafruit $29.95 21 $628.95
micro:bit Ring:Bit Buggy Car Robot (without micro:bit) • adafruit $29.95 21 $628.95
Bee-Bot Docking Station • Wal-mart $44.96 2 $89.92

Materials cost

$4,995.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$74.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$5,100.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$900.02

Total project goal

$6,000.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$6,000.14

1 Donor

-$6,000.14

Donations toward project cost

-$5,100.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$900.02

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$0.00

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