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Mrs. Fahnholz from Keansburg NJ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Preschool Coding : Teaching How to Think Not What to

My students need code-a-pillar and expansion packs to introduce their young minds to coding.

  • $322 goal

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My Students

My students need the opportunity to fulfill their dreams. My students live in a small bayside community that was severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy several years ago. Some houses in our community are just being fixed now and others are still waiting. I teach in a low-income school district which means many of my families work very hard to provide for their families with many of them working more than one job.

"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity The creative mind plays with the objects it loves" -Carl Jung.

My students are the best thing about my job. They are creative, lively and eager to explore our world. I look forward to seeing each of their bright sunny faces every day.

My Project

I am requesting coding materials so my students can begin to learn code as a language. I want to help my students by introducing them to one of the world's most used languages using a developmental appropriate toy. Children learn faster the younger they are and coding helps develop critical thinking and problem solving.

"Coding is today's language of creativity All our children deserve a chance to become creators instead consumers of computer science," - Maria Klawe.

Our project is for two sets of code-a-pillars with expansion sets to build upon their coding as they learn. By having two it enables two groups of children to work separate or together. We are also requesting two coding games to provide table opportunity of hands on coding. Coding can be done at preschool level and with these materials you can make it happen. Thank you for considering my project and my students.

Mrs. Fahnholz
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar • Amazon Business $51.29 2 $102.58
Fisher-Price Think & Learn Master Moves Expansion Pack • Amazon Business $24.19 2 $48.38
ALEX Toys Future Coders Robot Races Coding Skills Kit • Amazon Business $19.09 2 $38.18
Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar Silly Sounds & Lights Expansion Pack • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar Basic Expansion Pack • Amazon Business $10.34 2 $20.68

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