Number of Grants Funded: 15 – Cumulative Grants Funded: 183
Amount: $11,315 – Cumulative Amount: $105,872
Author! Author! (Michael Ritchie and Barb Kovach, Kahler, $1275) Current reference materials allow middle school students to research and create products related to their favorite authors.
Books Ahoy! (Jamie Cole, Sher Cosgrove, Jacque Dywan, Renee LamChi, Kim Udchitz, and Beth Langton, Homan, $500) Second grade students take home literacy bags packed with storybooks, puppets, laminated question sheets, and other manipulatives.
Celebrate America (Karen Semancik, Kolling, $870) Fifth grade students design, create, and assemble historical floats for a patriotic parade in conjunction with a unit on elections.
Digi-Block Manipulatives (Micheline Beattie, Protsman, $870) Students with learning disabilities use digi-blocks, array platforms, number lines, and place value mats to represent whole numbers, decimals, and fractions to understand math concepts.
Establishing Parent Partnerships with High-Risk Kindergartners (Diane Richardson, Homan, $400) Teachers reach out to kindergarten parents by providing developmentally appropriate, hands-on reading and literacy activities at home.
Fabulous, Fun-to-Read Fiction Favorites (Judy Toczek, Watson, $1385) Second and third grade students are encouraged to read a series of novels by five authors: Barbara Parks, David Adler, Ron Roy, Cynthia Rylant, and Mary Pope Osborne.
Having Fun While Enhancing the Indiana State Standards (Justine Kasch, Watson, $500.00) Take-home totes will expose first grade students to many different formats of reading material and help build language skills.
Help Me Help My Child (Rita Evanson, Watson, $500) A cross-curricular program featuring take-home learning packs and science activity tubs is available to families of first and second graders.
Individualizing and Assessing Cardiovascular Fitness (Claudia Triplo, Peifer, $915) In gym class, children monitor and assess their fitness level using heart rate monitors.
It’s In the Bag (Cheryl Pergher and Terri Kopanda, Kolling, $500) Thematically prepared bags address first grade educational standards by providing soft-cover books, manipulatives, activity cards, and puppets for take-home use.
Making Lists and Checking Them Twice (Barbara Kovach, Mike Ritchie, and Laura Bloom-Johnson, Kahler, $710) Middle school students read books from the Young Hoosier Book Awards list and vote for their favorites. Accelerated Reader tests are made available for YHBA and Book Fair books.
Making Math Meaningful and FUNctional (Christine Ekaitis, Homan, $630) Math manipulatives, literature, and problem-solving activities will create a connection between concrete and abstract mathematical concepts for fourth grade students.
Math Wizards II (Angie Milcarek, Dee Meeker, and Kathleen Kokot, Bibich $390) Students in the special education program add, subtract, and complete story problems using Touch Point Kits.
Scientific Discoveries (Alison Gercken, Lynn Makely, Jessica Niemeyer, Stacey Schwuchow and Kathy Binole, Peifer, $1495) Animal classification cards, a big screen microscope, magnetic wands, weather equipment, an inflatable solar system and much more will allow scientific discoveries for first graders.
Stations (Caryn Walczak, Bibich, $375) Third grade students will rotate through five hands-on learning stations each week.