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Mrs. Smith from Stafford VA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Locking Up Learning!

My students need activities to provide creative thinking opportunities. These items will be used to create lockbox challenges. I can reprogram the word locks, combination locks and directional locks to provide new challenges and thinking opportunities.

  • $240 goal

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My Students

Smart, creative and problem solvers! This describes my classroom of first grade students.

The Smarty Bear classroom is a STEM based classroom.

Whenever possible STEM is incorporated in every subject. Hands-on activities inspire these kiddos to be creative and problem solve.

These students are culturally diverse and come from a variety of socio-economic statuses. Our classroom provides a safe environment that encourages learning and academic growth. Developing problem solving skills and a love of learning will open the door of success for these students.

My Project

First Grade students love to learn new things, but get bored easily. These materials will allow me to provide exciting, engaging and stimulating thinking opportunities.

Students will unlock the padlocks while also unlocking the love of learning!

Breakout Box Challenges are a classroom version of Escape Room! I can adapt the challenges to fit the needs and curriculum requirements of the classroom.

The possibilities for learning are endless. Students use their math, language arts, science and social studies knowledge to solve riddles and problems. The answers provide clues that help unlock the padlocks. Students are rewarded with certificates or prizes.

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wordlock PL-004-BK 5-Dial Combination Padlock, Black • Amazon Business $8.99 5 $44.95
Master Lock Padlock, Set Your Own Speed Dial Combination Lock, 2-1/8 in. Wide, Assorted Colors, 1500iD • Amazon Business $7.98 5 $39.90
Master Lock Padlock, Set Your Own Word Combination Lock, 1-1/2 in. Wide, Assorted Colors, 1535DWD • Amazon Business $7.96 5 $39.80
American Lock Lockout Hasp, Vinyl Coated Steel Hasp, 1 in. Jaw Clearance, ALO80 • Amazon Business $5.85 5 $29.25
EMDMAK CYJ13 Invisible Ink Pen with Built-in UV Light Magic Marker for Secret Message, 5 Piece • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Xfactor HIGH Intensity 12 LED Ultraviolet UV LIGHT BLACK LIGHT FLASHLIGHT for LCD Glass Digitizer Repair, Dog & Cat Pet Urine Stain Detector, Scorpion Hunting, Counterfeits!! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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