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Mrs. Scheuerlein from Saint Paul MN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Escape Room Supplies

Help me give my students an extraordinary way to learn about the material and themselves by purchasing different styles of locks, and boxes.

  • $484 goal

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My Students

Students in my 6th grade classroom are motivated to learn. We have worked hard on learning about growth mindsets and maintaining them throughout the school year. My students are from over 15 different countries, and most speak a different language at home. They enjoy working together, and talking.

At my school, 89% of students are Free/Reduced Lunch, 49% English Learners, and 15% Special Education.

I am always looking for opportunities to encourage students to talk about math with each other.

My Project

An escape room in my classroom is a 'break-in' room, where the goal is for students to break into some sort of locked box. There will be different clues students need to figure out that will help them unlock the box. In order to keep all students engaged, there are also side clues, once solved, will give students hints towards the real challenge.

Students will be able to review math skills, work collaboratively, show off their strengths, communicate with each other, and learn more about themselves in relation to team work.

I am asking for different types of locks, so students working in groups or alone, can figure out how to open each lock. Each lock will need to be on a different type of box, and inside each box will be more clues to open another lock. The final box will have a few different types of locks on it as well, and the clues in the other boxes will unlock these locks.

Once students have 'broke-in' or not 'broke-in', we will take the time to reflect on the activity, so students are more successful in class, working together and with the next escape!

Mrs. Scheuerlein
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RJ27 - The Mystery Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Great Neck Professional-Quality Tools, 16-Piece Light Duty Office Tool Kit, Red Metal Box • $37.65 1 $37.65
Idea Stream Vaultz Locking Media Binder with 128 CD/DVD Capacity, Black, 1/Pk • $36.97 1 $36.97
TK24062459T Lock Box Push Button 3 Key Capacity Mounting Type Padlock • Grainger $32.86 1 $32.86
Kensington WordLock Portable Combination Laptop Security Lock With 6' Cable • $31.29 1 $31.29
Farm Themed Cube Puzzle + FREE Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Mini-Pad Bundle [07757] • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Vintiquewise(TM) Decorative Treasure Box - Wooden Trunk Chest • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Super Duper Secret Decoders, 2/Pk • $16.99 1 $16.99
Pelican 1506 TSA Combination Lock • $15.72 1 $15.72
Stack-On GMR-13 13-Inch Multi-Purpose Handy Storage Box with Tote Tray, Red • Amazon Business $15.11 1 $15.11
Stanley-Bostitch Series 2000 Toolbox with Tray, Two Lid Compartments (019151M) • $13.00 1 $13.00
Master Lock Speed Dial Combination Padlock, Assorted • $11.64 1 $11.64
Match It! Head To Tail Puzzles Real Images • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 1 $11.01
Metal Lock Box with Folding Handle and Stackable Design- Durable Portable Locking Storage to Secure Valuables, Cash, Jewelry, Knives, More by Stalwart • Amazon Business $10.12 1 $10.12
Master Lock Password Plus Combination Lock, Silver • $9.77 1 $9.77
Wordlock PL-004-BK 5-Dial Combination Padlock, Black • Amazon Business $8.52 1 $8.52
Community Signs Puzzle • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 1 $8.46
Master Lock Set-Your-Own Combination Lock, Steel, 1 7/8" Wide, Assorted • $8.32 1 $8.32
Fun Express Metal Pirate Treasure Chest with Lock • Amazon Business $6.55 1 $6.55

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