This grant provides funds to purchase reading support materials for this school's H.I.K.E. (Helping Individual Kids Excel) program ensuring more students are on or above grade-level than ever before.
Grants - 2010-2011 (winter)
Portable CD players and audio books will help these second-grade students become better readers by allowing them to stretch into more difficult text without losing content.
Funds for a changing room facility and more shelving will be provided to complete last year's pilot grant to open a confidential clothing closet for students in need.
Congo and tubano drums will enrich the music curriculum at this elementary school as well as provide students in fourth and fifth grades the opportunity to perform in an extra-curricular drumming ensemble.
Handwriting slant boards help student handwriting skills by providing physical support while allowing opportunity for muscle memory to develop for a mature grasp. This teacher will create instructional DVD's to be used in the classroom and at home along with the student's slant board providing direct handwriting assistance.
Research showing students who feel connected to their school learn better is one reason this school provides Friday club time. Weaving looms, jewelry-making tools, and 3D puzzles purchased from this grant will provide additional club opportunities for students increasing social skills and enhancing the school experience by creating a safe, enjoyable, and inviting atmosphere.
Chairs especially designed for established fitness balls will provide safety and stability while giving special-needs life skills students the ability to move and constructively wiggle in their seats through "active sitting".
As part of special extended-learning funding for this year's OPSF mini-grant program, this grant will provide twelve weeks of extended-day strategic learning for students in the upper primary grades in the areas of reading and math.
Personal CD players and core curriculum books on CD will help make reading fun again for those reluctant middle school readers.
Supplies to create a positive behavior reward art gallery will allow students "caught" making a good choice to exchange their WOW reward ticket for the opportunity to have their artwork displayed in this gallery. An additional Legacy Gallery will display advanced-level artwork by Woodland Elementary alumni encouraging continued upper level art instruction as students progress in their academic careers. This school's PTO agreed to match OPSF funding.