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Mrs. Khani from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need a Hero for Our Sphero!

Help me give my students a Sphero robot, simple machines and base plates to use during STEM class.

  • $353 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our wonderful school is in a high poverty area in Chicago. My junior high students are polite, well-mannered, hard-working students who come from good homes. Many of my students are diverse learners; many come from another country or are first-generation Americans. They all face challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite their obstacles, my students come into my classroom eager to learn and do their best every day. These students are extremely diverse in terms of academic ability. This diversity is great, but as a teacher, it can be a challenge to reach all my students when they are at different levels academically.

My goal is to make sure that all students, regardless of where they are academically, have all the tools they need to be successful and become lifelong learners.

Each and every one of them has the potential to be successful. I want to equal the playing field for my students so they have all the tools necessary to excel in school and in life.

My Project

Sphero is a great hands on tool to teach introductory coding. LEGO's Simple and Powered Machines are the perfect way to teach a STEM lesson in the classroom. Kids love to play with LEGOs, and what an opportunity that is for a hands-on relevant learning experience. My diverse learners will also benefit so much from these hands on lessons. STEM lessons encourage students to experiment, create and take ownership of their learning. It will give them a stronger foundation in science, technology, engineering, and math which will help them in the future with the competitiveness in the economy. The Sphero robot will help them learn coding. The LEGO Simple and Powered Machines is the perfect start for my students. The base plates will be used to create a LEGO wall where students can design and build their projects. STEM lessons are valuable for all students and my students will learn so much with these hands-on materials.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Education Workshop Kit for Simple Machines 2000418 • Amazon Business $29.86 4 $119.44
Learning Resources Simple Machines, Set of 5 • Amazon Business $30.44 2 $60.88
Sphero Mini Black: The App-Controlled Robot Ball (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $49.39 1 $49.39
Lego Compatible Baseplates 10" x 10" in Blue and Green, Works with Major Brick Building Sets, Wonderful Plate for Kids (6 Pcs) • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
DreambuilderToy Classic Building Base Plates 10" x 10" Baseplate - Compatible with All Major Brands (4xBlue) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$265.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$299.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.88

Total project goal

$352.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$352.55

3 Donors

-$176.00

Donations toward project cost

-$150.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.20

match offer

-$175.14

Match offer toward project cost

-$148.87

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.27

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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