2013 Spring Grants
Early Childhood Center
Grove PreK Teachers $1,628.32 “Buy Our Books- A GEFFE Grant to Purchase BOB Books” There is a need to add simple readers to our PreK
curriculum that can be used during small group and individualized reading
instruction with students who are just beginning to read. Along with the simple readers, our PreK team is asking for
literacy support items to help us improve our literacy instruction for all
Erin Meyer & Amanda Roberts $790.90 ELMO! Is not just a
red Sesame Street friend! Differentiated instruction is imperative in the
classroom. In order to reach the needs of all learners, incorporating an ELMO
would make teaching more effective. Teachers
and students benefit from having an ELMO in the room to aid with whole group
teaching. ELMO stands for Electric Light
Debra Popp $318.00 “Shape it
Up” With the Common Core Standards in full
force, new skills that require different manipulatives are needed in
insure learning of two and three dimensional shapes. This grant helps provide those manipulatives.
Nina Moman & De Manning $629.45 “Zoo-per Remediation”
This is a
project to provide materials to tutor students on an intervention plan in
kindergarten. These students are
deficient in Common Core skills needed to pass kindergarten. Zoo-Phonics uses all 3 learning styles
(visual, auditory, and kinesthetic) plus zoo animals for motivation.
Rosemary Taff $365.87 “Classroom Literacy and Vocabulary Enhancement” This provides students with more books on their level that would promote
on-level reading and literacy enhancement. The books that have been chosen
books are those of
great interest to the students in an effort to foster a love of reading in each
Lu Ann DuBois $3,776.00
(Classroom Audio Technology) to the Rescue” This grant is for the teachers of the 1st
through the 3rd grade. Approximately
30% of any K-6 population will have ear infections and middle ear fluid
throughout the school year which can produce mild hearing loss. The U. S. Department of Education validates
classroom audio technology as an aid in overcoming the hearing loss and in
preventing academic deficiencies as a result of this hearing loss. This is not just a microphone, but a system
that allows the student on the back row to hear as clearly as the student on
the first row.
Kathy Carper $952.00 “Can You Hear Me Now?” This grant will provide a Redcat microphone/speaker system from Lightspeed Technologies which will be used to enable every child in the classroom to clearly hear all the speech components of the teacher's voice. This will enhance the listening and learning environment for all the children in the classroom as research-based studies have clearly proven. Sound-field studies show that amplifying a teacher's voice results in exceptional improvement in reading and language test scores for all students at all elementary levels.
Jennifer Rose $4,000.00
Our Education Through Music Technology”
grant will fund the beginning of the creation of a Music Technology Lab at
the Upper Elementary. The "Music
Shop" would utilize the currently vacant shop room between the Tech Ed
building and the Gym. The "Music
Shop" would begin with a computer workstations, keyboard
(pianos), and software to offer our students a digital music education. Each student would be learning the newest
techniques in our music industry along with learning the basics of a general
Shelly Barnes & Kim Hacker $3,000.00 “Fitness- "Get
those bodies moving!!" Physical
Education is needing equipment to promote cardiovascular endurance. As healthy
children campaigns continue to be necessary, Delaware county continues to be
one of the most overweight counties among children in our area. The equipment listed in this grant will
provide us the opportunity to teach, encourage, develop, and implement fitness
education at the upper elementary and midschool levels.
Gayla Flynn $399.80 “Venture-Read Through The Passage” This grant will fund the purchase of four interactive readingcomprehension games in 4th grade. These games will be used in each of the five reading classrooms.
Dala Davis $320.94 “Literacy is the Center" of Education” This grant will be used to fund materials and hands-on resources to incorporate Literacy Centers into the classroom instruction. Centers would enable the students to collaborate together and engage in meaningful skill-based activities as well as improve their social and problem-solving skills. Literacy Centers fit the style of teaching that will collaborate with the new Oklahoma Common Core Curriculum Standards.
Donna Deason $434.04 “Mark the Spot” Small whiteboards will be placed at each
table for 'bellringers', speed/motion problems, genetic punnett squares,
chemical equations, or any types of drawings such as concept mappings or compare/contrast. Boards can also be used to brainstorm for
literacy projects. Small whiteboard
graphs will also be used to do the many graphs we construct and analyze. Graphing is one of the science department's
$7050.00 Check It Out! This is a request for 15 new desktop
computers for the library. Computers are
such a necessary part of today’s education.
Having 28-30 updated computers in the library would be a boost to
meeting a lot of the educational goals that the high school is striving to
attain. Writing is an integral part of
education, and using technology that is up-to-date is absolutely necessary. The
high school has some useful programs to help ease the students into the writing
process, but these tools require more computers than are available. This would also add another computer lab to
service our students, making their transition to core and graduation easier.
Briana Thurman $1,200.00 “Young Entrepreneurs Aiming for Success” This is a program that will teach students to successfully run their own business from startup by using topics that students are interested in. Students will also be given the opportunity to help run the High School Store which will allow them to learn about hands-on real situations.