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Mrs. Madewell from Kissimmee FL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Escape into the Magic of Reading

My students need boxes, locks, UV lights, UV pens, and puzzles.

  • $165 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school theme is "Welcome Home, Where Every Student Counts." How important is that theme we created at the beginning of the school year due to the fact that we are receiving an abundance of children who have been displaced from Puerto Rico because their homes were destroyed. Many are coming without parents and are living with relatives. They speak little or no English. Homes are crowded, and the situations in the homes are difficult.

We are a Title I school and 100% of our students are on free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch.

My Project

To get students to read is getting harder and harder. Technology is pulling them away from books. Most students spend hours on the computer, PlayStation, or YouTube. Forget those books.

Having an escape room will challenge the students to read the material they are assigned and then, escape, showing they have done the assignment.

Students need to read. It is something that will always be a necessity in life. Groups will be able to compete against each other providing a collaborative environment. They will be given clues to solve and use those clues to open the boxes. Blacklights, invisible pens and puzzles will be used as part of the clues. This will allow them to learn to work together.

Getting them to read is just as important to learning how to get along.

Mrs. Madewell
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Waterloo Portable Series Tool Box made with Lightweight Industrial-Strength Plastic, 14" • Amazon Business $12.64 4 $50.56
5 Pack TSA Luggage Locks with 4 Digit Combination – Heavy Duty Set Your Own Padlocks for Travel, Baggage, Suitcases & Backpacks - Blue • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Optimal Shop 6 Pack UV Ultra Violet Blacklight 9 LED Flashlight Torch Light Outdoors Etc • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Inovart Puzzle-It 12-Piece Blank Puzzle, 24 Puzzles Per Package, 5-1/2" x 8", White • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Invisible Ink Pen, Spy Pen with Built in Uv Light Magic Marker for Drawing Secret Message Writing Currency Checking Kids Spy Game Party 4 different colors( yellow, blue, purple, red) 8pcs • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$108.42

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$140.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.71

Total project goal

$164.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$164.76

1 Donor

-$164.76

Donations toward project cost

-$140.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.71

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$0.00

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