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Mrs. Dickson
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Breaking Out of the Classroom!

My students need Breakout Edu kits to engage students in critical thinking activities that reinforce skills taught in the classroom.

My Students

A goal of a teacher is to foster and develop critical thinking skills to be a 21st century learner. My students need a variety of unique opportunities to learn and practice these problem solving skills. I am looking to provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My classes are comprised of one hundred twenty fantastic, hard-working students, many of whom come from bilingual households and receive free or reduced lunch.

Our school serves students in grades 6-8 in a low income/high poverty district. My students face many challenges both in and out of the classroom. Our principal always says that we need to first get the students to school and keep them safe, and then we can grow them by focusing on their individual potential.

My Project

The materials and supplies I am requesting for my students will build their critical thinking skills while allowing them to work with others in a fun, engaging way! Breakout Edu kits will give my students a set of challenging problems to solve that directly relate to our curriculum. The locks and boxes provide students with the steps to completing the puzzles and unlocking the next step.

The donations to this project will help to improve my students' problem solving skills of and competency subject areas through engaging activities.

By using Breakout Edu kits, my students will begin to see themselves as capable and hardworking students who can tackle any problem that they are faced with. They will also learn to work together with others, all while reinforcing science and reading content learned in the classroom. I truly believe that these kits will promote learning and understanding in the classroom all while building skills that will help them in the future. Your donations will make this possible. Thank you!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Vaultz Locking Utility Box with Combination Lock, Black on Black (VZ00192) • Amazon Business $12.29 6 $73.74
iGotTech Heavy Duty Gym Lock: 4 Digit Combination Padlock • Amazon Business $9.87 6 $59.22
Allen Dry Box • Amazon Business $8.24 6 $49.44
Wordlock PL-004-BK 5-Dial Combination Padlock, Black • Amazon Business $8.19 6 $49.14
SanDisk Cruzer Glide CZ60 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive- SDCZ60-008G-B35 • Amazon Business $5.95 6 $35.70
American Lock Lockout Hasp, Vinyl Coated Steel Hasp, 1 in. Jaw Clearance, ALO80 • Amazon Business $5.85 6 $35.10
Master Lock 140D Solid Brass Keyed Different Padlock with 1-9/16-Inch Wide Body, 1/4-Inch Shackle • Amazon Business $5.32 6 $31.92
Towallmark Invisible Ink Pen with Uv Light: Pack of 4 • Amazon Business $5.52 2 $11.04

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Duke Energy and 4 other donors.

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