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Mrs. Strausbaugh from Chillicothe OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

To Code or Not to Code

My students need Botley the coding robot and action challenge accessory pack.

  • $158 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Twenty-first century skills involve problem solving and critical thinking in the highest form. My students are struggling to develop these skills in a manner that is relevant to their age.

Our class consists of 21 second grade boys and girls of varying academic skills.

The one thing that they all have in common is their enthusiasm for learning. Many of my students are poverty level or just barely over. Several come from one parent homes. We have worked very hard on our social skills because they go to latchkey, a babysitter or stay with an older sibling because that one parent works at a minimum wage job.

My Project

Technology is constantly changing and to prepare my young students for future employment, I need to promote these changes in my classroom.

Coding is a twenty-first century skill that students should develop at an early age.

Many of my students do not have electronics or technology at home. Public education is the only place where they can learn and practice skills that they will need to develop to compete for jobs later in life.

This robot will be at a STEM center where students can practice with it on a daily basis, thus promoting their growing skills and knowledge.

Mrs. Strausbaugh
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Botley The Coding Robot & Action Challenge Accessory Pack • Kaplan Early Learning Company $102.43 1 $102.43

Materials cost

$102.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$133.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.64

Total project goal

$157.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$157.61

1 Donor

-$78.80

Donations toward project cost

-$66.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.82

match offer

-$78.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$66.99

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.82

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$0.00

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