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Ms. Riddick from Kinston NC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Escape to Fun

Help me give my students hands-on learning and fun while being totally engaged with locks, critical thinking, and fun!

  • $416 goal

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My Students

My students range from high ability to low achieving, but they all thrive on engagement. Some have lots of parental support at home and others are more of the care takers themselves. Most of them need help building confidence in their abilities at school. I am looking to promote their abilities and confidence through team work and critical thinking. I want them to develop the ability to understand that they can accomplish anything they put their minds to getting done.

My Project

Student engagement is key for success. A relatively new practice is using escape rooms to reinforce and solidify understanding. Students must solve puzzles to “escape”. These activities promote critical thinking and team work. While there are digital versions today, our students are already so inundated with technology, I would love to provide the experience of using actual locks and that hands-on concept. It would be different and unique for them, and would certainly provide engagement. Please help allow them this unique opportunity in learning, engagement, and confidence. Building this before they head to high school will impact their future!

Ms. Riddick
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Metal Lock Box with Folding Handle and Stackable Design- Durable Portable Locking Storage to Secure Valuables, Cash, Jewelry, Knives, More by Stalwart • Amazon Business $11.49 8 $91.92
Master Lock 1535DWD Padlock Set Your Own Word Combination Lock 1 Pack Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $8.00 8 $64.00
Forge TSA travel luggage Locks 4 Pack Open Alert Indicator,Zinc Alloy Body, Easy Read Dials, black, blue,green,silver • Amazon Business $18.95 3 $56.85
American Lock Lockout Hasp, Vinyl Coated Steel Hasp, 1 in. Jaw Clearance, ALO80 • Amazon Business $6.40 8 $51.20
ZHW 4 Digit Combination Steel Padlocks - Approved Travel Lock for Suitcases & Baggage (6 Pack) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98

Materials cost

$295.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.08

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$353.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.38

Total project goal

$415.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$415.85

3 Donors

-$233.00

Donations toward project cost

-$198.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.95

match offer

-$182.85

Match offer toward project cost

-$155.42

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.43

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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