Where Foundation Funds Go

May 2015 Teacher Initiative Grants

(Effective 2015-16 school year)

  • First graders in all buildings (including those First graders receiving RtI services) will build on specific phonics skills with “Decodable Books for Beginning Readers.”
  • Third and Fourth graders in all buildings will be challenged to create powerful, sophisticated electronic projects through the purchase of “littleBits: Full Steam Ahead” materials.
  • Fifth graders will build and program temperature probes.  These machines can be programmed to transmit information digitally.
  • Seventh graders will receive targeted materials to enhance the “Cell Model” project — currently an integral part of the Science curriculum. Universal Design for Learning Cell Model kits will be purchased to enable students to explore classifications of a wide range of organisms.

For more information on Past Grants, visit our Past Grants page.