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Mrs. Schifferns from Santa Barbara CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Escape the Ordinary

Help me give my students a Breakout Edu Kit to engage them in meaningful content!

  • $231 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a teacher in a low-income area with a high English language learner student population. My students face so many challenges outside of school that are out of their control. I want them to come to school feeling safe, secure and excited about the day. I like to teach outside of the box and think of innovative ways to engage and teach my students. I have 26 amazing 4th graders who love a challenge. They amaze me with the grit and determination they have to reach their learning goals.

My Project

Breakout games encourage everything I want my students to learn: problem solving, collaboration, communication and risk-taking. In academic escape type scenarios, students must work together, thinking critically and creatively to solve a series of challenges. Talk about engagement! This is a great opportunity for students of all learning styles to come together and achieve a common goal.

Breakout games are easy to adapt to all subjects areas and are always a huge success.

I have done many low tech, simple ones across the curriculum with my students. A Break Out Edu Kit in our classroom will take engagement and learning to the next level!

Mrs. Schifferns
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

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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

$13.72

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$195.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.58

Total project goal

$230.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$230.55

3 Donors

-$230.55

Donations toward project cost

-$195.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.58

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$0.00

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