2018-2019 Grant Recipients
- Mrs. Price: “Listen to Books! Reap the Benefits!”
- Ms. Short: “Digital Math for 21st Century Learners”
- Ms. Bunyak: “Y5 STEM and other Brain-based Activities”
- Mrs. Mison: “Growing 21st Century Learners withClassroom Chromebooks”
- Mrs. Fitzpatrick: “Common Literature”
- Mrs. Sheppard, Miss Kolinsky, & Mrs. Shephard:“Classroom Chromebooks”
- Mrs. Cichon: tablets for small group reading
- Mr. Dufresne and Mr. Zimmicky: ukulele lab
- Mrs. Brannon: science resources
These grants are only possible by the generosity of our sponsors and donors. Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs. Plewka received a HAEF grant for large building blocks to enhance her Young 5s classroom. Her students used the blocks to build cooperative and language skills through collaborative play, increase fine and gross-motor skills, and increase spatial intelligence. Her class has been enhanced through increased math and science skills, such as, problem-solving, testing hypotheses, and structural engineering skills.
Mrs. Stevens received a HAEF grant for additional Lil Professor math games to enhance her ZONES math workshop. Students used the games to further promote fact fluency and build mental math skills. That means her entire class has access to the math games at the same time. Lil Professor games will increase interest, practice, speed, and accuracy.The grant means her classroom has been enhanced with the ability increase math fact stamina, differentiated operation skills, and provide immediate results. She is excited with the ease and interest added to the math routine for her 2nd grade class!
Mr. Dufresne and Ms. Tappen received a HAEF grant to add additional Orff Xylophones to their classrooms. Now all students are able to use a xylophone at the same time. The xylophones enable the music educators to demonstrate and explain a broad array of musical concepts using an instrument that is easy to play. These instruments help when studying concepts such as high and low, more or less, soft and loud, and the shape of the melody. The extra xylophones helped improve student scores on daily composition work, facilitating greater understanding of basic concepts. Over the long term, the extra xylophones will improve the musical foundation of all students.
Mrs. Maly received a HAEF grant for 6 Kindle e-reader devices. That means one entire reading group can use them at the same time. She hopes to fire up student enthusiasm for reading. The grant means her classroom has been enhanced with the ability to acquire more books at a cheaper cost. Her students love reading so much they are allowed to check out the Kindle devices to read at home.
The 5th grade team (Mrs. Sheppard, Mrs. Kolinsky, Mrs. Bunyak, and Mrs. Shephard) received a HAEF grant for additional chromebooks in 5th grade. The chromebooks allowed the teachers to task students with unique assignments like interactive blogging, peer editing, new ways to research, build fact fluency, and to creative ways to solve problems. The students have become more fluent in typing skills and computer literacy. The students have also been able to draft and revise papers and use math tools similar to the requirements they see on standardized tests. This grant has helped the student to achieve a level of excellence required in today’s high technology use society.
Mrs. Foss received a QBall for her classroom. The QBall is a throwable microphone which is a fun and dynamic way to engage and interact with any class. Her class used the Qball for spelling activities and answering specific questions that she asked them about a story they read. It could also be used for math facts and geography questions, especially in the upper grades. The kids are excited to roll it to each other as it's a bit heavy for them to throw.