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Mrs. Dixon from Winston Salem NC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Get Out!

My students need a Breakout EDU kit to transform their learning into something rigorous, engaging, and deep.

  • $229 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have been given the opportunity to teach the best group of little people imaginable. They are kind, generous, and appreciate the small things in life. They arrive each day with a smile, ready to show world the greatness inside of them.

These little people are absolutely amazing.

They face many challenges and hardships that would defeat any average person. One hundred percent of my students receive free lunch, English is a second language for the majority of my class, and many are facing extraordinary challenges at home. Some even experience periods of homelessness. My students are not average, however. They are extraordinary!

Despite the many challenges they face, they come to school ready and excited to learn! They come with open minds and open hearts and are the most remarkable and kindhearted people I have had the pleasure to know. This is shown day after day as they request extra time to work in place of recess, show excitement over every lesson or activity I plan, persevere to complete accurate work no matter how long it takes, and extend a helping hand to classmates when they need it.

My Project

My students come from a variety of different home situations including poverty and even homelessness. Being homeless for any period of time is hard on a third grader and can have a disasterous affect on education, which is so important. While I cannot control what happens outside of my classroom, I can help by ensuring that I am providing an enriching and engaging classroom experience. This will help my students who experience homelessness love learning and see it as a key to their future success. Homeless does not mean hopeless and in education, there is hope. One way to create this environment is through a game called Breakout EDU.

Breakout EDU is a type of learning game that transforms the classroom into an academically-focused escape room!

Students must work together and utilize critical thinking skills, collaboration, and teamwork to solve a series of rigorous puzzles in order to open a locked box.

Thank you for considering this project.

Mrs. Dixon
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 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

$11.70

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$193.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.23

Total project goal

$228.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$228.18

2 Donors

-$114.09

Donations toward project cost

-$96.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.11

match offer

-$114.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$96.97

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.11

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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