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Mrs. Nehring from Barron WI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Break-in on Learning

Help me give my students tools and supplies for our Breakout Box Kits! These kits will promote critical thinking skills, communication and creativity.

  • $357 goal

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My Students

Our school is in a small rural town. A large percentage of our students are eligible for free and reduced-price lunch and come from homes that are economically disadvantaged. There is a population of students from Somalia, Kenya, and Mexico who are learning English as a second language.

Ulitmately we see ourselves as one community working together to educate and cultivate our younger generations.

The high school environment creates opportunities for our students to grow and mature as they learn about themselves and others.

My Project

The materials and supplies that I am requesting will allow me to create and set up "Breakout" Boxes for my students. Breakout Boxes are used throughout education in a variety of ways. Students are given problems to solve that will help them to access number codes, letter cominations and color shemes that are attached to a vareity of locks.

Breakout Box activities promote teamwork, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

They encourgae teamwork, build relationship skills and promote problem solving skills. Solving each step in a vareity of clues will get them one step closer to ultimately opening the "Breakout Box"

In my classroom we are always working to improve self-confidence and self-advocacy skills. This type of activity will help to encourage this as well as critical thinking skills.

Mrs. Nehring
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jssmst Locking Small Steel Cash Box Without Money Tray,Lock Box,Black Small • Amazon Business $8.49 4 $33.96
TaoTronics Black Light, 12 LEDs 395nm UV Blacklight Flashlights Detector for Pets Urine and Stains with 3 Free AAA Batteries • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Master Lock 1534D Locker Lock Set Your Own Word Combination Padlock, 1 Pack, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $7.98 4 $31.92
Master Lock 1535DWD Vertical Resettable Word Combination Padlock, 4-Pack, Color May Vary, • Amazon Business $31.90 1 $31.90
Master Lock 1500iD Locker Lock Set Your Own Directional Combination Padlock, 1 Pack, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $7.21 4 $28.84
National Hardware N103-291 V34 Double Hinge Safety Hasp in Zinc plated • Amazon Business $6.26 4 $25.04
Puroma 2 Pack Combination Lock 4 Digit Padlock for School Gym Locker, Sports Locker, Fence, Toolbox, Case, Hasp Storage (Black) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Safety Series 1" Jaw Steel Lockout Hasp • Amazon Business $4.09 4 $16.36
SEPOX 40mm Keyed Alike Laminated Steel Padlock with Long Shackle, 1-9/16" Wide Body Pack of 4 • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Adiyer [10 Pack] 304 Stainless Steel Butt Hinges for Cabinet Cupboard Jewelry Box (63mm x 41mm x 1.2mm) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
TSA Luggage Locks (4Pack) - 3 Digit Combination Padlocks - Approved Travel Lock for Suitcases & Baggage (Red) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
MALEDEN Invisible Ink Pen, 2018 Upgraded Spy Pen Invisible Ink Pen with UV Light Magic Marker for Secret Message and Kids Halloween Goodies Bags Toy (6pcs) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49

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