Coding in a grade 1-2 class

Funded! This project reached its funding goal on Dec. 22, 2016, 9:56 a.m.

Still needed of $1,264.63 goal
  • My Class Needs Dash and Dot robots to learn coding, improve Math and French

    Coding in a grade 1-2 class Classroom Project at École Merton
    Launched November 22nd, 2016 Project Deadline April 21st, 2017
    Classroom Size 18 Students School Size 200 Students

    My Students

    The students in my class are grade 1 and 2 children learning French in an immersion school. They also learn Math in French. They are mostly English speaking students. Living in Montreal, it is important to be able to communicate in both English and French. Communicating and working in teams in a second language is a challenge, especially for the young ones. At that age, they also have a hard time with spatial recognition. Reversing letters, words and numbers is common and hard to correct.

    How will this project impact them?

    This project serves many goals. Of course, learning to code at a young age is important in our world, but it will bring much more. The children will be able to improve their logical thinking while improving their spatial awareness. They will also be challenged to think outside the box and to find different solutions to the challenges. These challenges include calculating distances, using logical thinking, working in teams, listening and sharing ideas. It's also about learning that there is not just one way to succeed and more importantly, that mistakes are valued and are part of the learning process. At the same time, children will learn to communicate in a second language and increase their vocabulary. These are long-term qualities that are important in school but also for all their lives. Once I finish this project with my class, we will be sharing our knowledge with other classes.

    Project Report

    from Madame Beauregard

    Nous sommes très heureux de pouvoir partager les robots. C'est plus facile et ça permet d'avancer plus rapidement dans nos apprentissages. Bien sûr, nos défis ont été terminés avant les fêtes mais une de nos équipes est dans la finale et pourra avoir son robot pour compléter le nouveau défi.

    Nous avons commencé à essayer les différents outils. Aujourd'hui, les robots ont joué de la musique sur les xylophones. Il faudra impliquer l'enseignant de musique pour voir si on peut créer une petite mélodie ou accompagner une chanson.

    Les enfants étaient très heureux de recevoir les robots. Nous allons avoir de nouveaux défis à relever dans les semaines à venir. Nous continuerons d'apprendre des concepts de mathématiques en programmant les robots. Additions, soustractions, multiplications,... Beaucoup de logique aussi.

    Les enfants continuent d'apprendre à résoudre des difficultés. Certains enfants ont tendance à se décourager mais les robots sont une belle façon d'apprendre. C'est motivant!

    Je découvre, en même temps que les enfants, les différentes possibilités et j'ai hâte de continuer à apprendre avec les élèves.

    Nous continuons de relever des différents défis. La notre classe a participé à une compétition de robotique et une équipe s'est rendue en finale. Aujourd'hui, les filles ont relevé le défi. Le bonheur était palpable comme vous pourrez voir dans la vidéo.

    Nous allons aussi préparer le robot pour jouer dans notre concert de musique.

  • Where the $1264.63 goes


    Wonder Workshop Dash and Dot Robot Pack


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    $299.99 x 3 = $899.97
    Provincial and Federal Taxes $134.77
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $16.20
    Project cost excluding donation to support $1,095.94
    Optional donation to support *** $168.69
    Project cost including donation to support $1,264.63
    9 donors -$1,264.63
    Still needed $0.00

    * Fulfillment Materials: This covers the costs of fulfilling the project, including purchasing and coordinating the delivery of classroom resources. This also supports the processing of thank-you cards and pictures from teachers and students to donors, including printing, postage, labels, envelopes, cover sheets, etc.

    ** Payment Processing Fee: An average of fees charged to MyClassNeeds for processing donations (e.g. credit card payments through a secure server). We have worked hard to select the most secure option for the cost.

    *** Optional Donation to My Class Needs:  An optional donation to support My Class Needs calculated at 15% of your donation. This gift to the charity, which you can opt out of during the donation process, supports the work we do to engage teachers, build awareness, and to generally run MyClassNeeds. Please note that project resources are not withheld if this amount is not raised.

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by Madame Beauregard

My name is Nathalie, I am 49 years old and I started teaching French as a second language in 1991. I have two grown boys, two cats and a boyfriend. I play hockey, love reading and I enjoy learning. I really want the children not only to learn French but to enjoy (love) it, so I try to m...

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