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Mrs. Aragon from Gunnison UT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Break Into Learning

My students need various locks, lock boxes, magic pens and other materials to "unlock" their highest potential in learning.

  • $545 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a class of 4th grade students that come from a diverse economic background. We are in a rural area where farming and agriculture are a big part of these children's lives. I have a mixture of regular education, English language learners and some with learning disabilities.

I want to unlock their curiosity and drive to continuously learn.

I am a teacher that creates an atmosphere that inspires our young learners to want to succeed. I'm a teacher that brings fun into their academics. I make a classroom where I also want to be the learner. In my room we are all learners and teachers.

My Project

As my students are unlocking each of their boxes they will be pushed to learn with each other. Each box or pouch will have activities that are aligned to Utah State Standards. My students will learn how to collaborate with each other to successfully unlock the next set of questions. Not only will they strengthen their academics; they will also enhance their teamwork capabilities. Through teamwork all students are able to succeed and learn from each other. Students that are able to successfully work as a team will later in life benefit in their profession and be productive people within our society.

Mrs. Aragon
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Small Portable Lockable Box The ONLY 9 inch Lock + Box with Handle- Free Combination Lock to Secure Valuables • Amazon Business $10.99 6 $65.94
Master Lock Padlock, Set Your Own Word Combination Lock, 1-1/2 in. Wide, Assorted Colors, 1535DWD • Amazon Business $8.39 6 $50.34
Master Lock Padlock, Set Your Own Speed Dial Combination Lock, 2-1/8 in. Wide, Assorted Colors, 1500iD • Amazon Business $7.98 6 $47.88
Stack-On GMR-13 13-Inch Multi-Purpose Handy Storage Box with Tote Tray, Red • Amazon Business $7.16 6 $42.96
Vintage Antique Suitcase Metal Chinese Characters Password Lock Padlock • Amazon Business $7.07 6 $42.42
Inovart Puzzle-It 28-Piece Blank Puzzle, 24 Puzzles Per Package, 5-1/2" x 8", White • Amazon Business $12.20 3 $36.60
Set of 3 Invisible UV Blacklight Ink Marker Blue Red Yellow • Amazon Business $6.00 6 $36.00
American Lock Lockout Hasp, Vinyl Coated Steel Hasp, 1 in. Jaw Clearance, ALO80 • Amazon Business $4.76 6 $28.56
Augbunny 100% Cotton 16oz Heavy Duty Multi-purpose Canvas Zipper Tool Bag Organize Storage Pouch 4-pack • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Rely2016 Suitcase Luggage Resettable Code Lock Padlock Security Lock 3 Digit Combinations for Travel Use, Random Color (4) • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Riddles and Brain Teasers: 200 Riddles and Trick Questions for Kids and Family (Riddles Series) (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Findway 5 UV Ultra Violet Blacklight 9 LED Flashlight Torch Light Outdoors,Pet Urine Detector for Dog Urine,Pet Stains and Bed Bug Detector,Dog Urine Remover • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

Materials cost

$426.64

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$463.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.71

Total project goal

$544.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$544.75

1 Donor

-$544.75

Donations toward project cost

-$463.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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