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Ms. Tellez from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

May The Code Be With You!

My students need sphero robots, sphero droids and storage cases for coding and STEM projects

  • $560 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My fifth grade students view each day as an opportunity to learn and explore the world around them. They develop their minds with new skills every day. My incredible students are filled to the brim with energy and enthusiasm for learning. My school is Title I and located in a low socioeconomic community with limited resources. All of my students receive free school lunch and are classified as English language learners. As part of a dual language program, my students must meet grade level standards in both English and Spanish. As a result, my students must be organized and able to quickly access materials for the appropriate language and activities of the day.

My Project

My students are obsessed with Star Wars. They love the films and books. They wish for lightsabers and droids. However, they don't know that much of the technology in Star Wars can be applied in real life computer programs and STEM activities. To them, robots and droids are as inaccessible as Alderaan or Tatooine. Coding and STEM skills are becoming more important than ever, in order for my students to succeed they need to start learning and applying these technologies now. My students think that kind of technology is just "in the movies", I want to teach them that it exists here and not just in "a galaxy far far away"

We need several sphero robots including R2D2, BB-8, and a sphero ball in order to get my students excited about coding, so they can learn and apply coding technologies in real life.

These are the droids we are looking for because my students can learn to code using the sphero app and program the droids to move and respond to certain commands. They would be over the moons of Endor for these droids as they have seen them only in the movies, with your support they will be able to use them in real life. We also need a force band, which allows them to code and then with wireless technology "use the force" to move the droids and robots. My students also need a variety of cases to store these materials safely and securely when we are not using them. With your support my students will be able to experience, and learn about coding in an exciting way that appeals to their interests. Help our classroom Donors Choose, you're our only hope!

Ms. Tellez
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid • Amazon Business $129.99 1 $129.99
BB-8 App-Enabled Droid with Trainer • Amazon Business $127.68 1 $127.68
Sphero Mini Green: The App-Controlled Robot Ball • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Star Wars Force Band by Sphero • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
Hard EVA Travel Black Case for Star Wars R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid Sphero by Hermitshell • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Organizer Storage Case for Sphero Mini The App-Controlled Robot Ball by Aenllosi (Blue) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Hermitshell Hard EVA Case for Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid + Force Band • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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