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Mrs. Selstad from Costa Mesa CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Math: Mission Possible

My students need black lights, caution tape, disguise glasses, and yarn to transform our room into a spy lab.

  • $281 goal

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My Students

I teach a group of twenty-four, third graders that are passionate about learning. Our school received a Gold Ribbon in three categories! Our school has a diverse population with the majority of our students coming from low-income families.

We strive to close the achievement gap at our school and we are succeeding.

We have high expectations of our students and they work hard to reach them. We promote the importance of college through the No Excuses University network. Our classroom represents NYU.

My Project

The students will be actively engaged in solving a series of math questions, and if they answer them correctly, they will be given clues to solve the mystery. Once they complete the five missions, they will unscramble the letters to solve the mystery.

Our students will be surprised as they walk into our classroom to find that it has been transformed into a spy lab.

As they enter, they will have to scan their fingerprint on an iPad to make sure they are not a spy. The students will complete a top secret mission to crack the codes and solve the mystery.

Mrs. Selstad
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 52 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
OPPSK UV LED Bar with 9LEDx3W Black Light, Metallic Black • Amazon Business $29.00 2 $58.00
OPPSK UV LED Bar with 9LEDx3W Black Light, Metallic Black • Amazon Business $29.00 2 $58.00
Disguise Glasses With Funny Nose - Eyebrows And Mustache - 12 Pack - For Kids Great Party Favor, Fun, Costume, Halloween – By Kidsco • Amazon Business $10.99 5 $54.95
Beistle S66106AZ3, 3 Rolls Caution Party Tape, 3" x 20' • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34
Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn, White, Single Ball • Amazon Business $5.19 1 $5.19

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