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Ms. Blaire from Hempstead TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Escape Room - Art Edition!

Help me give my students Breakout EDU Kit so they can have the experience of an Escape Room during art class!

  • $215 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our school is in a very rural setting of Texas in a small town. Most students who come to our school are from an economically disadvantaged background. This, however, does not diminish their curiosity or love of art---just the opposite.

Most students who come into my room have hope in their eyes and want to explore different mediums.

I think that art can be a great escape from any troubles they may be facing. They love creating art in my room, and many times are so proud that they give their finished piece to a loved one as a gift.

Our school is in one of the counties affected by Harvey a year ago. While our school was not affected, I know many families are still recovering. Any addition to the art room can brighten their days and outlooks!

My Project

In the high school art class, we do hands-on art projects. I also love teaching students about art history, current artists and art theory. Sometimes these subjects can be a little dry for the students.

An exciting way to spice up an otherwise dry lesson would be to turn the art room into an Escape Room!

What is an Escape Room you ask? The students will be presented with a problem like "The Mona Lisa was stolen." The students then have to complete a series of clues and tasks to open various locked boxes and bags, leading to more clues, until the puzzle is solved.

We are requesting a Breakout EDU Kit & Platform. This kit has several locks, hasps, boxes, and other fun tools to turn our room into an escape room. It also grants access to hundreds of different games we can play with our kit for one year.

The clues and puzzles that the students have to solve will be art related and further enforce teaching I have already done.

Many teens and adults have the opportunity to go to these awesome Escape Rooms. My students come from a rural area with most in the low income range, so, unfortunately, they don't have these opportunities. Our school falls is in a county that was affected by Hurricane Harvey, and many families are still trying to recover. Things like this make it easier for these students to learn and bring some fun into their lives.

Ms. Blaire
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Breakout EDU Kit & Platform Access • AKJ Education $150.00 1 $150.00

Materials cost

$150.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$182.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.16

Total project goal

$214.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$214.41

4 Donors

-$100.29

Donations toward project cost

-$94.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.44

match offer

-$102.82

Match offer toward project cost

-$87.40

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.42

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.30

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$0.00

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