and Creativity In Our Classrooms
Classroom grants fund a variety of resources for our students.
2016-17 Grants Included funding for new student lunch money, Wiggle While You Work bands, Lego Robots Mindstorm EV3 kits, and flexible classroom seating.
Spotlight 2016 Grant Recipient:
No Bones About It
No bones about it, our anatomy and forensic science classes have grown dramatically over the past few years. We have a large population of students who are interested in entering the medical or forensics fields or in just learning about the human body. Hands on labs and discussions are very important to us and we need to have the proper materials to show students how the human body is designed.
Currently we have one fully intact skeleton to use among all the classrooms. Ideally we need multiple skeletons for science students to be able to use during labs and daily discussions. Students better understand what we are teaching when they can see and touch something.
By having skeletons in our classrooms, students in other courses will also be exposed to them and they may be inspired to take anatomy or forensics. So even though those students are not in the class directly using the skeletons, they will still learn more about the human body. The one intact skeleton we currently have lives in my room. I frequently get into discussions with students who are curious about our anatomy.
If we have four more skeletons, two that hang and two that are able to be positioned, we can develop more elaborate labs for students to complete. We believe that by having well made accurate skeletons for students to manipulate, they will learn more and be better prepared for assessments. These skeletons should be usable by thousands of students for a very long time since they do not deteriorate over time.
Spotlight 2015 Grant: Stop Collaborate and Listen
Thank you Hillgrove Foundation so much for this collaboration table! It is a great addition to the library and has supported the staff and students in many ways. The pictures below show the table in action and the list is long for all the ways this item has been used. Specifically, though this is certainly not a complete list, users include: 10th Literature team on full day planning meeting, students working on various lessons, technology integration specialists working with teachers, students learning new technologies, Spanish VII students working independently, and IEP group meetings with parents. This item is easy to use, fully accessible to both students and staff, and has already become a standard tool when we seek to achieve deliberate success.