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Mrs. Shaffer from Floresville TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Escape the Boredom of Worksheets!

My students need sets of locks and boxes to use as an interactive breakout challenge to review key concepts in science and social studies.

  • $461 goal

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My Students

My students are my family. We live in a small rural community that has survived and overcome more than its fair share of tragedies. The majority of my students will be first generation college students in a few years. I want to be able to help them achieve their dreams, whatever they may be!

My students like to learn in fun and creative ways, and my goal is to make that possible.

They want to know the “whys” and the “hows.” Hands-on activities are their favorites.

My Project

Fun and engaging activities are what students remember the most. Learning and reviewing key concepts doesn't have to be boring. Worksheets are a thing of the past.

Escape rooms and breakout boxes are challenging and high interest.

We need sets of locks and boxes to use as an interactive breakout challenge. Each group of students will be given a plastic locking box that has multiple locks attached. A lock hasp will secure the box with six different types of locks attached. Word combo, number combo, directional, keyed, and two different types of 3 and 4 number combo luggage locks are used.

Students are given an envelope of clue cards to start with. Each card can be custom tailored to meet the educational needs of each group. The cards will contain questions pertaining to current science or social studies content. As the clues are solved, the students use the codes discovered to open their locks and, eventually, the box. I plan on providing prizes to fill the boxes.

I am requesting funds to purchase 6 boxes, 6 locking hasps, 36 various types of locks, and an educational guide book on constructing breakout boxes. We are living in a hands-on world. These boxes will allow my students to learn in a new and creative way.

Mrs. Shaffer
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 75 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Master Lock Padlock, Set Your Own Speed Dial Combination Lock, 2-1/8 in. Wide, Assorted Colors, 1500iD • Amazon Business $11.75 6 $70.50
Master Lock Padlock, Set Your Own WORD Combination Lock, 2-1/2 in. Wide, Assorted Colors, 1534D • Amazon Business $7.98 6 $47.88
High Desert Plastic Ammo Boxes (6 Pack), Large • Amazon Business $45.30 1 $45.30
Master Lock 1535DWD Vertical Resettable Word Combination Padlock, 4 Color May Vary, 4-Pack • Amazon Business $35.29 1 $35.29
Master Lock 1 3/16" Covered Brass Blue 1-Pack • Amazon Business $5.51 6 $33.06
Master Lock Lockout Hasp, Vinyl Coated Steel Hasp, 1 in. Jaw Clearance, 420 • Amazon Business $4.29 6 $25.74
6 Pack TSA Approved Travel Combination Cable Luggage Locks for Suitcases & Backpacks - Orange • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Master Lock Padlock, Mini Dial Combination Lock, 1-9/16 in. Wide, Color Assortment Pack, 1533TRI (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $12.09 2 $24.18
Breaking Into Breakout Boxes: Escape Rooms in Education • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Master Lock Padlock, Set Your Own Word Combination Lock, 1-1/2 in. Wide, Assorted Colors, 1535DWD • Amazon Business $8.39 2 $16.78
ZHW 4 Digit Combination Steel Padlocks - Approved Travel Lock for Suitcases & Baggage (3 Digit Combination Lock 6 Pack) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$355.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$391.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.01

Total project goal

$460.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$460.05

8 Donors

-$333.54

Donations toward project cost

-$297.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.00

match offer

-$110.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$93.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$16.51

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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