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Mrs. Sumens from Sandy UT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Escaping The Traditional Classroom!

Help me give my students tools to be used for Escape Room learning so they can practice their problem-solving and reasoning skills!

  • $280 goal

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My Students

I have the privilege of being one of the ‚Äčteachers of the Gifted and Talented for our school. I have the opportunity to work with culturally diverse students who are excited about learning and are very energetic. I want them to go beyond the core instruction to inquire, explore, and apply their knowledge in ways that appeal to them.

My students come from all walks of life and are gifted in at least one academic area.

They love delving into projects that are interesting to them and need to do more than a worksheet is capable of offering.

My Project

Escape room learning allows for students to collaborate with their classmates, look for patterns and clues, and ultimately become fully engaged in the learning process. We use a variety of locks and toolboxes that represent the escape. Along with these items, students use clues to figure out how to unlock the locks and ultimately break free from places like Jack Frost's Ice Castle, a Monster Infiltration, or any other fun-themed lesson. Fridays are STE(A)M days for us and we have loved starting this tradition of Escape Room activities.

We typically have to share/borrow these supplies with another class; but, having a set of our very own will allow us to explore even more Escape Room projects.

We might even get to create our own themed lesson!

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Akro-Mils 9912 12-Inch ProBox Plastic Tool Box, Red • Amazon Business $14.30 4 $57.20
Master Lock 1534D Combination Lock, 1-Pack, Assorted • Amazon Business $7.98 4 $31.92
Master Lock 1500iD Set Your Own Directional Combination Padlock, 1 Pack, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $7.98 4 $31.92
American Lock Lockout Hasp, Vinyl Coated Steel Hasp, 1 in. Jaw Clearance, ALO80 • Amazon Business $6.40 4 $25.60
Combination Lock Outdoor Resettable 4 Digit Padlock, AIHYTU 2 Pack Heavy Duty and Weatherproof Combo lock Combination Padlock set for School, Gym Sports Locker, Garage, Tool Box, Garden Gate, Storage • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Lion Locks 5RLS Keyed-Alike Padlock, 1-9/16-inch Wide 2-inch Shackle • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Invisible Disappearing Ink Pen Marker Secret spy Message Writer with uv Light Fun Activity for Kids Party Favors Ideas Gifts and Stock Stuffers, (12 Pack) by SyPen • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
ZHW Combination Lock 3 Digit Padlock for School, Gym & Sports Locker,Luggage Suitcase Baggage Locks (4 Pack Black) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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