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Ms. Perkins from Jasper MO is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Breaking Out Of The Mundane With Escape Rooms

Help me give my students an engaging and fun way to review key concepts and practice skills by using Escape Room activities. The different types of padlocks and the coded messages in the lights will keep them engaged.

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My Students

The students who come in and out of my classroom on a daily basis come from a mostly low-income/high-poverty background. They often do not have a stable home life, a place to know they are welcomed, loved, and appreciated. Despite the difficulties these students face on a daily basis, I want to create an environment where they feel they have some control, inspiration, and support.

My students are fun, adventurous, intelligent, and inspiring.

I cannot control their lives outside of the school day, but I can give them an environment where they feel safe, cared about, welcomed, and comfortable. I want the very best for my students and I want to have a positive impact on their learning and help inspire them to reach for the stars.

My Project

My students are curious and active. Escape rooms challenge them in engaging ways, but we lack a variety of padlocks, UV markers, and programmable lights that messages can be programmed into for students to figure out the clues.

Engaging Learners in relevant and fun review activities means breaking out of the usual mundane routines and challenging students to think smarter.

My students have enjoyed the paper/pencil escape rooms, but I know they would love real escape rooms.

The programmable lights and the messages to be decoded, the different types of locks (directional, word locks, and digit locks) will add depth and complexity to our learning as well as promote collaboration. By collaborating, my students will grow exponentially. Your donations will make all of this possible for my students.

Ms. Perkins
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Visdoll 50pcs WS2811 12mm Digital Diffuesed RGB Pixels String Light, DC 12V Waterproof Individually Addressable Full Color LED Rope Light for Advertising Board & Chirstmas Decoration • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Wordlock PL-004-BK 5-Dial Combination Padlock, Black • Amazon Business $8.05 4 $32.20
Master Lock 1535DWD Set Your Own Word Combination Padlock 1 Pack Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Master Lock 1500iD Set Your Own Directional Combination Padlock, 1 Pack, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $7.98 4 $31.92
ARDUINO MEGA 2560 REV3 [A000067] • Amazon Business $30.50 1 $30.50
SMAKN 12V 7A AC 100-240V 5.5x2.1mm DC Output Jack Switching Power Supply Converter Adapter for Led Light Strips • Amazon Business $13.60 2 $27.20
Hollow Book Safe - The Hunger Games"Catching Fire" - Hidden Secret Storage Stash • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Master Lock Padlock, Solid Brass Lock, 1-9/16 in. Wide, 140Q (Pack of 4-Keyed Alike) • Amazon Business $19.49 1 $19.49
ZING 7108 RecycLockout Lockout Tagout Hasp, 1 Inch Recycled Plastic • Amazon Business $4.56 4 $18.24
Kingsida Real Paper Book Locking Booksafe with Key Lock Dictionary Secret Hidden Safe (Alice In Wonderland) • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
Invisible Disappearing Ink Pen Marker Secret spy Message Writer with uv Light Fun Activity for Kids Party Favors Ideas Gifts and Stock Stuffers, (12 Pack) by SyPen • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
ZJchao 9V 1A Power Adapter for Arduino (2-Flat-Pin Plug / 100CM Cable) • Amazon Business $5.89 2 $11.78
ZPING 3 Digit Combinations Padlock the Safe Cipher Lock Resettable Code Lock, Color Locks (7Pack) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Master Lock 1533TRI Mini Combination Padlock 3 Pack Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
ORIA Combination Lock, 4 Digit Combination Padlock, Metal and Plated Steel Material for School, Employee, Gym or Sports Locker, Case, Toolbox, Fence, Hasp Cabinet and Storage, Pack of 2 (Blue) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
ORIA Combination Lock, 4 Digit Combination Padlock for School, Employee, Gym & Sports Locker, Case, Toolbox, Fence, Hasp Cabinet & Storage - Red and 2 Pack • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Maxmoral 12 Pair (12 x Male + 12 x Female) DC Power Jack 5.5mm x 2.1mm CCTV Power Jack Adapter • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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