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Mrs. Riedel from Waverly NE is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Breakout Boxes!

My students need locks and boxes for Breakout EDU. These items create 2 complete kits for NUMEROUS projects. Students would complete puzzles and clues to get the boxes unlocked, like an escape room!

  • $329 goal

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My Students

My students are all learning to become independent learners. They are eager to learn, love to ask questions, and enjoy class (so they say). Some students struggle with attention issues and homework completion, so I try to work with them as much as possible in class, on assignments.

My lovely students are Nebraska 7th graders, from a semi-small town, outside of the capital city.

They love music and videos that I show with my lessons, and we are learning how to become critical thinkers and problem solvers! One way to be a critical thinker and problem solver is to incorporate games in with instruction!

My Project

Breakout EDU is getting more attention all the time. I borrowed a coworkers breakout boxes to play a "game" with my students. The language arts department, this year, designed a breakout game about the background knowledge of the Vietnam War. The students loved it! They are constantly asking, "Do we get to do another breakout soon?" Since I don't have my own set of breakout boxes, I have to tell them that we won't have any more this year.

Gaming and competition make education fun, so students learn without even realizing it!

This project would give me two breakout box kits to use with students forever! There are so many options for breakout games, from small ones to more established ones that require more time. My students have done breakouts in the past, and are ALWAYS ready for another one. With my own kits, I'd be able to develop breakout games for my students this year AND in years to come. This will never go out of style or wear out!

In addition, students learn a ton! Besides learning about the subject matter, (I teach Language Arts), students learn critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills when completing these breakouts!

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stanley STST19005 19-Inch Tool Box • Amazon Business $21.19 2 $42.38
Vaultz Locking Utility Box with Combination Lock, Black on Black (VZ00192) • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Bosvision 2.5 inches width 4-digit Resettable Combination Padlock with 5/16" Shackle for Gate, Lodge, Locker, Luggage... • Amazon Business $12.73 2 $25.46
Change Your Own Color and Combination, Open Alert Indicator, 4 Digit TSA Lock, 4 Pack • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Brady Steel Lockout Hasp With Tab, 1-1/2" Inside Jaw Diameter • Amazon Business $9.26 2 $18.52
Black Light, TaoTronics UV Flashlights, Blacklight, 12 Ultraviolet Led Flashlight with Free AAA Duracell Batteries, Pets Urine and Stains Detector • Amazon Business $9.19 2 $18.38
Wordlock PL-004-BK 5-Dial Combination Padlock, Black • Amazon Business $8.66 2 $17.32
Master Lock Padlock, Set Your Own Speed Dial Combination Lock, 2-1/8 in. Wide, Assorted Colors, 1500iD • Amazon Business $7.98 2 $15.96
Master Lock 1534D Password Plus Combo Lock in Black, Blue, Red, White, Colors may Vary, 1-Pack • Amazon Business $7.98 2 $15.96
Master Lock 1535DWD Vertical Resettable Word Combo Lock, Assorted Colors (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $7.96 2 $15.92
Master Lock Padlock, Set Your Own Combination Lock Luggage Lock, 13/16 in. Wide, 646T (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
Topzone® 25mm 1" inch Small Mini Solid Brass Padlock with 2 Keys (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $4.90 1 $4.90
KERRT Invisible Pen with UV Light Secret Message Pens(Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $4.89 1 $4.89

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