Congratulations to Mrs. Wright, Mrs. McCain, Mrs. Farr, Mrs. White, Mrs. Adkison and Mrs. Buckles for having their grants funded by the MISD Education Foundation! We were celebrating with them on December 7 as the Prize Patrol awarded over $5,500 to Tarver-Rendon.
Mrs. Wright's grant "Help Me Get From Here to There" will purchase Bee Bots for her Kindergarten students to use to learn coding, critical thinking and collaboration skills while they also learn concepts from their core subjects.
Mrs. Farr and Mrs. McCain wrote the grant "Let's Grow With HYDROponics" to purchase indoor hydroponic gardens. Through the Hydroponic garden we will increase children’s sense of connection with nature, therefore developing a desire for environmental leadership and responsibility. When children learn about water and energy cycles, the food chain, and the needs of plants and animals, they will be begin to feel a sense of empathy and responsibility to the environment, they have a reason to care about the future of our planet and the things they can do to impact it.
Mrs. Buckles and the librarians from the MISD west side schools wrote a grant titled “Seuss on the Loose on the West Side.” It was put together to promote reading by celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday together in March. We want to promote the importance of reading through a fun activity where students are the focus and to show learners on multiple levels that reading is fun, worthwhile, and necessary for success in today’s world. On March 2, 2018 (National Read Across America Day), groups of intermediate, middle, and high school students will travel to the six elementary schools on the west side to read Dr. Seuss books to them. The grant was will pay for transportation, bookmarks, and Seuss hats for the readers.
Mrs. Adkison and Mrs. White submitted a grant called "Learning that Illuminates" Grant funds will be used to purchase eleven Guidecraft LED Activity Tablets for kindergarten students to use daily. Activities completed by students while using the activity tablets concentrate on problem/solution and collaborative learning. Students will work with partners, in groups, and independently on activity table learning projects converging around math, science, reading and writing.
Congratulation to our grant recipients! Thank you MISD Education Foundation for your continued support of our school!