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Mrs. Freitas from Escondido CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flashlight Fridays and Escape Room Math

Help me give my students flashlights, locks, and lockboxes so that they may use their math and reading skills in a unique and fun way!

  • $275 goal

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My Students

My students come from a variety of diverse backgrounds. I have second-language learners, native English speakers, autistic students, struggling readers, avid readers, ADD and ADHD students, and students from low and middle-class families.

At my school, we believe in "no excuses!" My students know that wherever they come from has little bearing on where they're going.

It is up to them and the choices they make to help them succeed. We have high academic and behavior expectations and they rise to meet the challenges set before them.

My Project

The hot, fun activity that's gaining popularity around the country right now is escape rooms. I'd like to create an escape room activity where the students use math, reading, and logic to solve the combinations and unlock fun prizes and activities.

This will be an opportunity for all of my students to engage in some fun out-of-the-box type thinking activities.

I would love for them to use the locks as part of a math exploration that can easily be changed depending on the math lessons we are working on in class.

The flashlights will be used to engage students in reading in the dark on Fridays, hence the term Flashlight Fridays! This is used as an incentive to encourage readers of all skill levels to focus on a book and fall in love with reading.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wordlock PL-003-SL 5-Dial Combination Padlock, Silver • Amazon Business $8.08 5 $40.40
EverBrite 16-pack Mini LED Flashlight Set - Assorted 4 Colors, 48 AAA Batteries Included, for Hurricane Supplies Party Favors, Kids Gift, Camping, Hiking etc • Amazon Business $16.80 2 $33.60
3" Aluminum D Ring Carabiners Clip D Shape Spring Loaded Gate Small Keychain Carabiner Clip Set for Outdoor Camping Mini Lock Snap Hooks Spring Link Key Chain Durable Improved 12 PCS (Assorted) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Combination Padlock Outdoor, Locker Lock, 4 Digit Lock, 2 Pack Combo Lock, Gym Lock, School Lock, Resettable Weatherproof Combination Lock Gates, Doors, Hasps, Storage (Black) • Amazon Business $8.98 2 $17.96
Sheffield Plastic Field Boxes (Red) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Sheffield 12633 Field Box- Teal • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Sheffield 12632- Field Box- Purple • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Sheffield 12630 Field Box- Orange • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Combination Lock 2 Pack, 4 Digit Combination Padlock Outdoor, School Lock, Gym Lock Red and Black Lock • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Sheffield 12629 Field Box- Black Made in The U.S.A. • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
Giraffe - Slap Bracelets (50-Pack) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95

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