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Ms. Varela from El Monte CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mini Sphero Balls Needed

Help me give my students two Mini Sphero balls to help them code.

  • $252 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a wonderful group of third graders. They come to school ready and eager to learn; however, we are Title I school and have a high population of low income families, some of whom are living at or near the poverty level. Because our families are on very limited budgets, some students don't have backpacks to hold their school supplies. Yet, our families love and care very much for their children and want the best education for them. Our students deserve to have every opportunity to be academically successful.

My Project

My third grade students need the opportunity to learn how to code. It’s a 21st century skill that most schools are now including as part of their instruction. My students have never had the opportunity to use technological tools like this before. This will be their first step into coding. We would share these two Mini Sphero balls as a class. My students will be learning a technological skill as well as having fun. If we are fully funded, my third graders will never forget coding for the first time. I believe this is a skill every student needs for their successful career.

Ms. Varela
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SPHERO MINI BLUE • Frey Scientific $49.99 3 $149.97

Materials cost

$149.97

Vendor shipping charges

$18.00

State sales tax

$13.72

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$213.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.75

Total project goal

$251.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$251.69

2 Donors

-$118.22

Donations toward project cost

-$106.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

match offer

-$125.85

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.97

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.63

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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