You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Smith from Horseheads NY is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Intermediate School Escape Room Challenge

My students need Breakout Edu kits, iPods, VR Googles, Vinyl for t-shirts and post-it notes to successfully make their way through an Escape Room!

  • $999 goal

This project expired on August 4, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our classroom is a safe place for students to come and know that no matter what is going on in their life, it is a place where they will feel welcomed and accepted by everyone. The class is a mix of general education students, special education students, and students in need of Academic Intervention Services (AIS). These students come from a variety of economic backgrounds which means that the students come to us at many different levels. Our classroom design and learning experiences help students develop tolerance for people from all walks of life. Creating a positive and aesthetically pleasing learning environment contributes to the success of our students.

My Project

My goal is to provide fun and engaging learning opportunities for my students. Along with two of my colleagues, we will be designing Escape Rooms as an innovative way to teach our grade level curriculum.

The students will use many skills during the Escape Room activity such as problem-solving skills, teamwork, and collaboration while learning a specific skill or content.

The students will get clues that are related to the curriculum we are currently covering in the classroom. To add an element of competition I will use the vinyl to make t-shirts for each of the teams. The post-it notes will be for the groups to use throughout the process. The iPods will be used for codes requiring a QR reader and also for clues utilizing the VR goggles. Once students have completed all of the clues, they will be able to unlock the Breakout boxes! These materials will help me create a few different types of Escape Rooms throughout the year. Join me in helping my students master the curriculum through Escape Rooms!

Mrs. Smith
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Smith is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPod touch 32GB MP3 Player - Blue • Best Buy Education $199.99 2 $399.98
Breakout EDU Kit & Platform Access • AKJ Education $150.00 2 $300.00
Heat Transfer Vinyl for T-Shirts , 16 Pack - 12"x 12" Sheets - Assorted Colors , Iron On HTV for Cricut and Silhouette Cameo (U-ZM) • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
iPod Touch 6th Generation Case, [Heave Duty] i-Blason Apple iTouch 5/6 Case Armorbox [Dual Layer] Hybrid Fullbody Case with Front Cover and Builtin Screen Protector / Impact Resistant Bumper (Blue) • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
ZZTX Sticky Notes Assorted Watercolor Self-Stick Notes 10 Pads/Pack 100Sheets/Pad 3 inch X 3 inch Easy Post - Sticky Issue Is Improved • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$806.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$849.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.83

Total project goal

$998.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$998.85

1 Donor

-$499.42

Donations toward project cost

-$424.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.91

match offer

-$499.42

Match offer toward project cost

-$424.51

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.91

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Horseheads","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3180496],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":3210631,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/intermediate-school-escape-room-challeng/3210631/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":50,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Smith","authorIds":{"3180496":{"owner":"Mrs. Smith","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3210631],"proposalHash":"-2007054019","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp3180496_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1501692746433","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20659783,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTI1Mjc3Mg==","NTI1Mjc4OA=="],"teacherId":3180496,"schoolCounty":"Chemung","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}