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Mrs. Mileham from Rogers AR is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Break Out of Boring! Economics + Literacy = LEARNING!

Help me give my students locks and lock boxes so they can participate in exciting and engaging breakout activities!

  • $494 goal

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My Students

In our classroom, we don't do EASY. We make easy happen through HARD WORK and LEARNING!

I have the privilege of teaching some of the most amazing kids on the planet, in one of the very best schools on the planet.

We are striving every day to become better than we were yesterday.

They have a lot of challenges, but they continue to be hard-working, creative, and determined. Our school has a very high poverty rate, almost 90%, and a very high English Language learner population, almost 75%.

My Project

I have created reading response questions and breakout activities for many books based on entrepreneurs and inventors. We need these locks and lock boxes to make this activity happen!

Economics and Literacy shouldn't be boring.

Help me make these lessons come to life for my students as they participate in an exciting breakout activity.

Students will read books from the Food Dudes and Toy Trailblazers series. They will learn about these entrepreneurs and inventors and use that knowledge to open all of the locks in the activity. They will also practice their reading skills by answering questions about the books on paper.

Mrs. Mileham
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stalwart 75-005 Metal Storage Lock Box, 12" • Amazon Business $9.34 8 $74.72
Master Lock 1535DWD Vertical Resettable Word Combination Padlock, 4-Pack, Color May Vary • Amazon Business $31.96 2 $63.92
Wordlock PL-004-BK 5-Dial Combination Padlock, Black • Amazon Business $8.82 6 $52.92
Master Lock 646T Set Your Own Combination Luggage Lock, 2 Pack, Black • Amazon Business $7.70 6 $46.20
Puroma 2 Pack Combination Lock 4 Digit Padlock for School Gym Locker,Sports Locker,Fence,Toolbox,Case,Hasp Storage(Black) • Amazon Business $8.99 5 $44.95
Flexzion Key Cabinet Steel Box with Combination Lock, 48 Key Capacity with Number Tags & Hooks - Wall Mounted Safe Organizer, Security Storage Lock Box System for Homes, Hotels or Business (Black) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
VIP Home Essentials - Small Mini Durable ABS Covered Solid Brass Body Individually Keyed Padlock - 8 Pack Lock Set - Blue • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
VIP Home Essentials - Small Mini Durable ABS Covered Solid Brass Body Individually Keyed Padlock - 8 Pack Lock Set • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Key Tag 120 Pcs Assorted Color Plastic Coded Key ID Label Tags Split Ring Keyring - with Label Window Ring Holder • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Wire Keyrings, 4-Inch, 12 Pack, Flexible Keychain with Plastic Coated Steel for Keys, Luggage Tags, Key Fobs • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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