Mini-Grant in Action at Hall Elementary!

“Breakout Boxes” is a Mini-Grant awarded to Ms. Wilkerson at Hall Elementary. Breakout Boxes are a platform for engaging learning that spans across all subject areas. Students work together to find and solve clues around the room and within their given materials to open each of the locks. Students use skills such as collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and problem solving. By using these skills, students are immediately driven by the challenge to get their box open first.

Ms. Wilkerson took some quotes from her 4th grade students:

“Breakout boxes were fun to do because we had to get into James Bond mode.”- Derek A.
“I liked the breakout boxes a lot because it was a fun way to do problem solving and work together as a team.”- Maya Q.
“I thought this activity was so much fun! It was like I was a detective solving clues to get the box open and I learned a lot.”- Caitlyn S.
“My favorite thing about the breakout boxes is solving the puzzles. It was really fun to find out what all the puzzles mean.”- Lexi M.
“The breakout boxes were really fun and are a lot better than just normal learning.”- Addison S.
“Breakout boxes can help students because it’s fun and it incorporates learning.”- Ruby M.

This Mini-Grant was partially funded by 2017 CCISD Citizen of the Year, Trent Martin.

CCEF has funded Breakout Boxes at other campuses such as Clear Creek High School, Clear Lake Intermediate and North Point Elementary!