Early Elementary Anne Bailey, Katie Levin, Ellen Tapper: Growing Readers Young 5 classes and Middle School Creative Dramatics students will be involved in a unique literacy initiative using puppets created at the middle school and used in plays in the young 5 classrooms. Christy Devlin: Writing Workshop: Inspiring and Supporting Prolific Writers Christy Devlin hopes to inspire and support prolific 1st grade writers through her classroom writing workshop materials and supplies provided by her grant.
Andrea Eash: STEAM with Legos Andrea Eash will be using Legos in a new way to help her 2nd grade students make connections between math and science.
Debbie Farrugia: A Balanced Art Room Early Elementary students will have greater opportunity to explore tactile art experiences and learning due to a grant to Deb Farrugia for books and materials.
Meghann Gullo: Math Daily 3 Start Up Second graders in Meghann Gullo's classroom will benefit from activity based math manipulatives to increase knowledge of mathematical concepts.
Sydney Kilmartin: Continuation of Colorful Classroom Management All Early Elementary students will experience color-coordinated instruction in their physical education classes using colored scooters, bean bags, and other equipment in Sydney Kilmartin's classroom.
Deb Milka: “Chapter Books” for Emergent Readers Emergent readers in Deb Milka's 2nd grade classroom will have access to updated chapter books vital to young readers.
Melissa Miller: Kindergarten Listening Center A new listening center in Melissa Miller's kindergarten classroom will be used to increase reading fluency and comprehension.
Kristen Rowell: Writing Workshop Kristen Crowell's kindergarten Writing Workshop will include mentor texts to help inspire young writers.
Nicole Spaulding: Willie Wildcat Writing Workshop A Willie Wildcat Writing Workshop will be part of the learning experience for students in Nicole Spaulding's 2nd grade classroom as a result of granted materials and supplies.
Nicole Spaulding: Working on Words in Daily 5 Developing vocabulary and reading fluency through a “Daily 5” is the purpose of a grant for materials to Nicole Spaulding and her 2nd grade students.
Courtney Stafford-Bordner: When you think you’re done, you’ve only just begun! Kindergartners in Courtney Bordner's class will benefit from books and supplies for a Writers Workshop.
Julie VanderEnde: Writing Like the Pros! Julie VanderEnde's 1st graders will have the opportunity to “Write Like the Pros” using mentor texts and materials provided by MPEF.
Kellie Wallen: Motivating Readers Kellie Wallen will use a new book center to increase her kindergarten student's interest and accessibility to books in the classroom.
Kathleen Williams: Creative Play Kindergarten students in Kathleen William's classroom will experience an increased integration of creative play as a result of this grant.
Amy Ludwig: Sensor Friendly Reading and Writing Environment Later Elementary students who use the reading and writing lab will have bean bag chairs to encourage reading as a result of a grant to Amy Ludwig.
Jason Osborn: Engineering Excitement Engineering concepts will be the focus of learning in Jason Osborn's later elementary technology classroom using a new 3D printer.
Patricia O’Strander: Legos and Simple Machines 5th graders in Pat O'Strander's science classroom will work with specially designed Legos to learn the elements of simple machines.
Marsha Postma: Xylophones The Later Elementary music teacher, Marsha Postma, will use new Orff xylophones to enhance her student's appreciation of music and these unique instruments.
Jennifer Wolff: Snowflake Bentley Third graders in Jennifer Wolff's classroom will integrate reading, science, and math, using a digital microscope to capture and preserve their very own snowflake.
Jodi Andrews: Interactive Math Notebooks Jodi Andrews will be using interactive notebooks in her 7th grade math classes to promote active participation in the classroom.
Kevin Hamman: Frame It Middle School art students will be able to nicely display their artwork in the community because of this grant to teacher Kevin Hamman for large picture frames.
Eric Hayner: Classroom Fidgets & Manipulatives to Provide Sensory Stimulation Students in Eric Hayner's Middle School classroom will have “fidgets” and manipulatives available to help maintain focus and on-task learning.
Kim Helgeson: Books with Buddy The Language Arts 6th & 7th grade resource room will have books to support a “Books with Buddy” program involving reading with a pet to improve oral reading skills and comprehension.
Laurie Hogan-McLean & Anne Weston: Building Bridges with Books All 8th grade students will benefit from “Building Bridges With Books”: a program exploring a diversity of cultures and a book club that partners with middle school students from Alabama.
Ann Pierluissi: Wind Knitting – Harvesting the Wind Students in Ann Pierluissi's Life Management classes will take part in an innovative project to harness the wind to knit scarves for others in the community.
Alaina Scott: Fidgets for Special Education Students Alaina Scott will use “fidgets” with her middle school students to help direct student focus and attention to learning.
Kelsey Smith: Recording the Choir Middle School choir students will sound even better in Kelsey Smith's class due to a new professional grade recording microphone. High School
Dustin Anderson: Student Communication Enhancer Students in Dustin Anderson's high school math classes will benefit from the use of communication enhancers designed to increase active learning.
Andy Beall: National Park Mapping Project Andy Beall's 11th and 12th grade Environmental Science students will be creating physiographic land maps of our national parks as part of their studies.
Bill Boswell: Hand Drums Bill Boswell will have new hand drums to help his middle and high school band students better understand and develop rhythm.
Julie Brazeau: AP Environmental Science Stream Study STEAM Activity AP Environmental Science stream study will be enhanced in Julie Brazeau's class as a result of a new water quality testing system.
Julie Brazeau, Jody Tuls: Classroom Clickers Jody Tuls and Julie Brazeau will use the technology of classroom clickers to provide instant feedback regarding the understanding and learning of their high school Chemistry and Environmental Science students.
Jennifer Bussies: It’s a Novel Idea to take the “Boardum: out of US History 9th grade U.S. History classes will be able to integrate high interest board games into activity-based learning.
Kimberly Kuhtz: English 11 Literature Circles with Night 11th English students will benefit from a grant to Kimberly Kuhtz for books that support Literature Circles in the classroom that promote reading, reasoning, and speaking.
Aaron Noordhoek: Comprehensive Freshman Reading Intervention Program A reading intervention program in Aaron Noordhoek's 9th grade English classroom will provide benchmarks to assess progress.
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