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The outdoor classroom provides Midway Heights Elementary students real-life science experiences such as growing plants and observation of butterfly gardens and prairie, plant and aquatic habitats. Observations are recorded in writing, graphs and charts.
Provided funds to purchase a wide range of specially designed percussion instruments for use by K-5 elementary students across the entire school district. The elementary music curriculum makes music more meaningful to children by providing creative participation in playing melodic percussion and other percussion instruments.
Infusing Student Experimentation with Modern Technology
Science and technology students use cutting-edge computer interfaces, sensors and probes in their data gathering and analysis of experiments at Rock Bridge High.
Buckets of Books
This project gives the students at Fairview Elementary the opportunity for author, theme and genre study as well as experiencing good models for writing. Activities help develop higher-order-thinking skills such as comparing, contrasting, analyzing and synthesizing.
The Literacy Equation
Workshops teach parents strategies to help early readers at Two Mile Prairie Elementary. Special software allows teachers to match students of any grade and ability with books that maximize reading success.
Enhanced Reading Achievement
A three-pronged approach is used to meet the needs of emerging and struggling readers at Rock Bridge Elementary. Parent involvement is facilitated by a demonstration video. One-on-one tutors focus on individual needs. Students have access to appropriate-level reading materials.
Establishes a custom manufacturing operation to impact students at all levels, including students with educational and behavioral disabilities.
Reading for Life
A Listening and Reading Center to strengthen and improve 1st and 2nd-grade students’ reading skills at Lee Elementary School. Student Literacy Bags, Literature Study Groups, Strategy Study Groups, and reading-related community service projects are employed.
Technology Enhancement for Foreign Languages
The Author Study Kits project impacts curriculum across kindergarten through grade 5, and in language arts, social studies and science at Mill Creek Elementary. An extensive set of reading materials is organized into author study kits. The authors selected for the project have demonstrated attributes such as the use of rich and unforgettable language, sharing personal experiences, vivid illustrations, and effective use of dialogue. Students learn to compare and contrast authors, experience fiction an d non-fiction works, and model the writing of the selected authors.
Visual Dimension Project
Ninety TI-83 graphing calculators, three calculator overhead viewers, and three Calculator Based Laboratory kits were purchased for use in algebra and science courses at Oakland Junior High School in this and future school years. During their junior high studies, between 80% and 95% of the student body use the calculators.