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Ms. Berns from Spanish Fork UT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Unlocking Knowledge

My students need locks to use to solve when problem solving with breakout boxes.

  • $298 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 31 awesome students who vary tremendously in their abilities and interests. I try to present the fifth grade core content in a way that gets them excited to learn while allowing them to be confident and successful. My students love learning when they are able to have hands-on experiences to discover the reasons behind phenomena they see in the world around them.

My students are enthusiastic to learn despite the many challenges they face.

The school I teach at is located in a low income area. My school was 1% away from being qualified as a Title l so we do not receive extra funding and resources for being low income. With a lack of funding, it is extremely difficult to provide the exciting and challenging opportunities that my students need to improve.

My Project

I love going to escape rooms and I'm excited for my students to have the same experience in the classroom. To create this experience for my students, I will put clues around the room and in a small box. My students will then solve the clues to be able to unlock all of the locks on the boxes and break out. I will be able to create break out box experiences that relate to a variety of subjects including math, social studies, and science.

When working on break out boxes, my students will be practicing a variety of skills.

They will have to work as a team and work on communicating with each other. They will also have to think critically and creatively as they solve the clues. A big thing they will learn is to preserve and not give up.

Ms. Berns
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 31 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wordlock PL-004-BK 5-Dial Combination Padlock, Black • Amazon Business $8.56 6 $51.36
Master Lock Padlock, Set Your Own Speed Dial Combination Lock, 2-1/8 in. Wide, Assorted Colors, 1500iD • Amazon Business $7.65 6 $45.90
American Lock Lockout Hasp, Vinyl Coated Steel Hasp, 1 in. Jaw Clearance, ALO80 • Amazon Business $4.76 6 $28.56
TSA Luggage Locks (4Pack) - 3 Digit Combination Padlocks - Approved Travel Lock for Suitcases & Baggage (Pink) • Amazon Business $12.59 2 $25.18
SURE LOCK TSA Compatible Travel Luggage Locks, Alloy body with Steel Shackle, Keyed Lock (ALL COLOUR 8 PACK) • Amazon Business $20.59 1 $20.59
5 Pack TSA Luggage Locks with 4 Digit Combination – Heavy Duty Set Your Own Padlocks for Travel, Baggage, Suitcases & Backpacks - Blue • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Optimal Shop 6 Pack UV Ultra Violet Blacklight 9 LED Flashlight Torch Light Outdoors Etc • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Decorbox Cotton Linen Square Decor Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover Colorful Imagine 18 X 18 Inch • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
YOUR SMILE Inspiring Quote Cotton Linen Square Decorative Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover 18x18 Inch • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$219.55

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$252.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.62

Total project goal

$297.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$297.46

1 Donor

-$168.56

Donations toward project cost

-$168.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$99.15

Match offer toward project cost

-$84.28

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.87

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$29.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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