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Mrs. Payne from Irvington AL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Robotics Fun

Help me give my students robotics and coding kits for our robotics club.

  • $601 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a smart and creative group of fifth graders. We are a Leader in Me, Lighthouse school, and this means that every one of my students has the opportunity to be a leader. All of my students have classroom leadership roles and many have been hired for school-wide leadership roles.

Being leaders means that they use the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Students.

As they take responsibility for themselves and focus on what is in their circle of control, they are able to excel in all areas of their lives.

My students are a take charge group, and they love to be involved in many different tasks and roles. They are always up for a challenge and love to learn new things.

My Project

We've initiated a new coding club this year, and as much as they enjoy writing code, they want to see those codes in action! Because this club includes grades 3-5 from every background, these resources will go a long way toward leveling the playing field in terms of the technology they've had access to in the past. The Jimu and Sphero robots both allow students to learn by doing. They begin with simple color-coded blocks and progress​ to programming languages. The Jimu Inventor's Kit focuses more on the mechanical aspects of building robots, while the Sphero will appeal to students who are more interested in what they can make an already-assembled robot do. I've also added in a basic level hexbug robotic pick and drop kit. We will use these supplies to reach students where they are to teach basic if-then (cause and effect) reasoning skills, increase their confidence, and launch them toward coding for a future we can't even imagine!

Mrs. Payne
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
UBTECH Jimu Inventor Level Robot Kit • Amazon Business $280.73 1 $280.73
Sphero SPRK+ STEAM Educational Robot • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99
HEXBUG VEX Robotics Pick and Drop Machine • Amazon Business $37.64 1 $37.64

Materials cost

$438.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.73

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$510.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.12

Total project goal

$600.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$600.79

1 Donor

-$600.00

Donations toward project cost

-$510.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.00

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$0.00

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