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Mrs. Chandler from Hamburg NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Escape Boredom with an Escape Room Experience!

My students need combination locks, key locks, padlocks, and lock boxes so that we can make an "escape room" for them to solve. Student engagement will be awesome!

  • $450 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing! They are curious, funny, and enjoy our project-based classroom. My students are a really mixed group with all ranges of abilities, talents, and passions.

We focus on our individuality and how we contribute to the group.

Interdependence and teamwork are two of our big ideas we explore new, exciting ideas together.

We do lots of collaborative activities, and I love to see how working together builds individual confidence and fosters new friendships. They will love this!

My Project

To make a cool escape room we need a variety of locks, padlocks, puzzles, and lock boxes. We also want to use invisible ink and blacklights to make it really exciting. We are even including a lock with ancient Chinese symbols! This will be an opportunity for students to have fun while they are learning. The lockboxes are all reusable, so I will be able to create "escape room" scenarios for each unit. They will use a wide variety of skills, learn teamwork, and practice critical thinking.

Who doesn't love the challenge of "escaping?" Instead of a boring review, my students will get to challenge themselves and each other in some friendly competition!

It will be a great chance for students to learn the "soft skills" that are useful in the 21st century workplace. They are really going to rock this!

Mrs. Chandler
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 120 students.

19 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Vaultz Locking Utility Box with Combination Lock, Black on Black (VZ00192) • Amazon Business $12.99 5 $64.95
Jssmst Small Cash Box with Combination Lock – Durable Metal Cash Box with Money Tray Black,7.87 x 6.3 x 3.35 inches, CB0701M • Amazon Business $12.70 5 $63.50
Master Lock Padlock, Set Your Own Speed Dial Combination Lock, 2-1/8 in. Wide, Assorted Colors, 1500iD • Amazon Business $7.98 5 $39.90
Master Lock Padlock, Set Your Own Word Combination Lock, 1-1/2 in. Wide, Assorted Colors, 1535DWD • Amazon Business $7.96 5 $39.80
Vintage Antique Suitcase Metal Chinese Characters Password Lock Padlock • Amazon Business $6.73 5 $33.65
Vintiquewise TM Decorative Wood Leather Treasure Box (Large Trunk Only) • Amazon Business $27.77 1 $27.77
5 Pack TSA Luggage Locks with 4 Digit Combination - Heavy Duty Set Your Own Padlocks for Travel, Baggage, Suitcases & Backpacks - Blue • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
UV Flashlight,9 LED Ultraviolet Flashlight Black Light, Pets Stains Detector for Dog Urine,Cat Urine and Bed Bugs with 3AAA Batteries • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95
• Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
SCASTOE Old Vintage Antique Style Mini Archaize Padlocks Key Lock With key (Lot Of 3) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
SourceOne Mini Padlocks Luggage Locks, Pack of 10 • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Set of 3 Invisible UV Blacklight Ink Marker Blue Red Yellow • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25

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