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Mrs. Ibarra from West Fargo ND is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Breakout to Break-in to Learning!

My students need numerous locks and boxes to collaborate and apply what they know!

  • $498 goal

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My Students

My students are in their first year of middle school, which includes grades 6-8, and are new to navigating life that includes more freedom along with more responsibility. Learners come to school excited to learn even with outside obstacles. Students are from unique backgrounds with different needs, but still show up with a smile on to learn.

Students love to learn ways that are both engaging and applicable to their life!

21st Century Skills are a foundation of classroom instruction that teach learners what they need to know and be able to do. In addition to learning lifelong skills that students are expected to use within a variety of subjects, and for my class more specifically, this includes ancient civilizations, learners are tasked with the challenge of blending both skills and knowledge together.

My Project

Students recently completed their first Breakout challenge (using borrowed materials) and LOVED it! Breakouts allow students to practice 21st Century skills such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. All of the sought for supplies will provide learners with a chance to solve puzzles related to the content that we are studying. The requested materials include a variety of locks, boxes as well as invisible ink and black light for four complete kits. This will allow learners to collaborate in smaller teams to really be immersed within this active learning experience.

Every student said they wanted to do a 'Breakout' again and when I saw such engagement, I knew I had to try to get my own kits using DonorsChoose!

One student shared that he loved the activity as all students were engaged; I couldn't agree more! I hope to be able to continue to engage my students in 21st Century skills practice as well as opportunities to learn and demonstrate their content knowledge.

With funding, my students will be able to be more engaged in the learning process as well as learn and refine their skills in a fun and relaxed setting. I know my students will greatly appreciate your generosity, thank you so much for considering!

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stanley STST19005 19-Inch Tool Box • Amazon Business $21.19 4 $84.76
Large Capacity Pencil Case Zipper Pouch Art Color Holder Organizer 72 Slots(Black) • Amazon Business $12.99 4 $51.96
Master Lock Padlock, Set Your Own Combination Lock, 1-9/16 in. Wide, 643D • Amazon Business $8.90 4 $35.60
Wordlock PL-004-BK 5-Dial Combination Padlock, Black • Amazon Business $8.19 4 $32.76
TaoTronics UV Flashlight Blacklight, 12 Ultraviolet Led Flashlight with Free AAA Duracell Batteries, Pets Urine and Stains Detector • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Master Lock Padlock, Set Your Own Speed Dial Combination Lock, 2-1/8 in. Wide, Assorted Colors, 1500iD • Amazon Business $7.98 4 $31.92
JOIOT 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive, Black (4-Pack) • Amazon Business $22.69 1 $22.69
Master Lock 140D Solid Brass Keyed Different Padlock with 1-9/16-Inch Wide Body, 1/4-Inch Shackle • Amazon Business $5.32 4 $21.28
Invisible Ink Pen, Spy Pen with Built in Uv Light Magic Marker for Drawing Secret Message Writing Currency Checking Kids Spy Game Party (Package Quantity - AS Picture Shows) (24pcs) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Master Lock Lockout Tagout Hasp, Vinyl Coated Steel Hasp, 1-1/2 in Jaw Clearance, 421 • Amazon Business $4.50 4 $18.00
Master Lock Padlock, Set Your Own Combination Lock Luggage Lock, 13/16 in. Wide, 646T (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $8.05 2 $16.10

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