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Mrs. Steven-Pheal from Hattiesburg MS is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need 4 Sphero Sprk+ robot balls which they will use to learn about robotics, coding, imagination, creativity, problem-solving, and teamwork.

  • $674 goal

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My Students

I teach 53 6th graders who constantly ask "why", "what if", and "how come"? They are the intellectually curious who live in a world where their questions abound, but our funding does not. My students participate in an intellectually gifted pullout program where they investigate topics in greater depth than in the regular classroom. They look forward to our class which allows them to research topics they are passionate about.

Our middle school is in a rural school district which is growing very quickly; however, funding for our program is limited, but that doesn't stop our students from wanting to know and learn more.

My Project

By programming the Sphero Sprk+ robot balls, my students will learn that there is more than one way to solve a problem. To program their robot balls, students will not only have to understand the challenge, but they will also have to understand basic programming, distance, time, and speed, all while using creative ways to complete the task. And because they are so fascinated by making the Sphero perform a task, they won't even realize the level of learning and engagement taking place. Instead of learning concepts in isolation, students' learning will cross disciplines and will have real-world applications. These lessons can transfer into future careers that my students may not have originally considered.

Mrs. Steven-Pheal
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sphero SPRK+ Steam Educational Robot • Amazon Business $124.95 4 $499.80

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