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Mrs. Tarango from Compton CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sphero the Hero to the Rescue

Help me give my students Sphero Mini Robotic Balls to use as they delve into computer sciences.

  • $488 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I loved school when I was a student. It is my goal that my students love school just as much as I did. It's one of the reasons why I chose teaching. I try to provide a clean, safe and inviting room environment for my students. I also take pride in creating challenging and memorable lessons.

My students come to school each day with a desire to learn, despite the challenges they face in their home lives.

The majority of my students are English Language Learners. My school is a 100% free lunch school, located in the inner city outside of Los Angeles, California. We work hard to create a community of scholars who will leave us ready to tackle the world on their journey to successful entry college and beyond. I have taught 3rd grade for the last 14 years. I am moving to 6th grade and lack resources for students at that level.

My Project

This year we are diving head first into a technology infused classroom. We have access to a class set of iPads and Chromebooks. We have been learning about coding and we are excited to tinker with coding of robotics. We have technology integrated into all aspects of our day.

I want my students to have hands on experiences that bring learning to life in my classroom.

That's why I want these Sphero Robotic Balls. We will work collaboratively in teams learning to program these robots. We will then participate in friendly competitions as we race our Robots. It is my intention that the students then move on and share their knowledge, present to other classes and train younger students.

Mrs. Tarango
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sphero Mini - App Enabled Robotic Ball • Best Buy Education $43.47 2 $86.94
Sphero Mini - App Enabled Robotic Ball • Best Buy Education $43.47 2 $86.94
Sphero Mini - App Enabled Robotic Ball • Best Buy Education $43.47 2 $86.94
Sphero Mini - App Enabled Robotic Ball • Best Buy Education $43.47 2 $86.94

Materials cost

$347.76

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.82

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$414.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.20

Total project goal

$488.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$488.00

1 Donor

-$488.00

Donations toward project cost

-$414.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.20

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$0.00

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