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Ms. Balderas from Mission TX is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Taking Charge of Our Robots!

Help me give my students a way to internalize what Financial Literacy is and a charging and storage tub that will keep their robots safe and fully charged when needed.

  • $662 goal

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My Students

We live in south Texas and are part of a Title I district. I have a wonderful group of third grade kiddos in my class. My classroom consists of students with various learning styles. I have several students who are English language learners, some with special educational needs due to learning difficulties, including dyslexia, a couple who are gifted and talented, and others with ADHD and behavioral problems. This diverse group of students is always eager to learn and wild about incorporating anything hands-on or technology-related into their projects, assignments, and activities.

My students work hard daily, and their enthusiasm for learning grows when they hear that hands-on fun will somehow be involved in their work.

They have shown motivation, commitment, responsibility, ​and patience when it is time to use the limited amount of technology and other resources available in my classroom to complete assignments. They deserve the opportunity to extend and enrich their learning with more digital and creative learning devices and other resources for the classroom and our school.

My Project

I’ve selected this charging and storage tub to add to my classroom because it will allow my students to charge and store all of our robotics resources in one convenient spot with ease.

This charging tub will also help me teach my students about financial literacy, responsibility and organization.

I plan on incorporating this charging tub into the Classroom Job System. Students are assigned “jobs” where they carry out certain tasks throughout the week and rotate jobs weekly. These responsibilities not only help us keep the classroom running smoothly, but also teach students important life skills.

My students are "paid" with points that then transfer into "currency" which can be used for "needs" like pencils, paper and notebooks as well as "wants" including classroom incentives like snacks, free robotics/technology time, and school store goodies.

Robots and coding have helped me differentiate my instruction, too. I incorporate applications and activities that allow my students to practice and master STEAM skills that are always challenging for them. Students are able to learn through many areas of our curriculum in a fun and interactive way as they code and use their robots through various interactive assignments. This will help them tremendously in our modern world.

This charging and storage tub will not only keep our robots safe and fully charged for whenever needed, but also teach many lessons in the process!

Ms. Balderas
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
STORAGE TUB ROBOTICS LARGE • Frey Scientific $468.74 1 $468.74

Materials cost

$468.74

Vendor shipping charges

$56.25

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$562.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$99.18

Total project goal

$661.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$661.20

1 Donor

-$330.60

Donations toward project cost

-$281.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.59

match offer

-$330.60

Match offer toward project cost

-$281.01

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.59

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$0.00

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