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SEE HOW CASH 4 CONEJO CLASSROOMS IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE TO CONEJO VALLEY STUDENTS AND TEACHERS, ONE CLASSROOM AT A TIME!

A focus on character education earns a grant at EARThS Science Magnet.

EARThS Science Magnet has implemented a character building program and each month a character trait “key” is featured.

First grade teacher Susan Lewis received a grant to purchase a series of books to use in her classroom, to teach and reinforce these traits, such as gratitude and kindness. The books will be used throughout the year and shared with all first grade classes.

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Another Science grant awarded at TOHS!

Thousand Oaks High School again has another science teacher receiving grant money from C4CC. We are delighted with their enthusiasm for our program!

Congratulations to Kristin Majda for receiving a grant to purchase science literature novels for her classroom. She plans to supplement the reading with fun activities and projects and use the information learned from the book as a foundation for examples when teaching the science standards in class. Principal Lou Lichtl is pleased to have another grant awarded at TOHS.

Ms. Majda wrote: “In an effort to address the common core literacy standards for science and also make science more relevant and meaningful to students, I plan to incorporate non-fiction literature into my science curriculum.”

 

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At Ladera Elementary School, the history of the Conejo Valley comes alive through scrapbooking!

Cash 4 Conejo Classrooms is pleased to again provide support to the wonderful scrapbooking projects going on in 3rd grade at Ladera. Congratulations to teachers Constance Cordeiro-Weidner and Randee Levy for their effort to create a fun and memorable enrichment activity that students will long remember.

Ms. Weidner receives her grant for the project she designed for her 3rd graders, based upon the book, Discovering the Story of the Conejo Valley, by Miriam Sprankling.  She is holding just one of many beautiful books created by her students that will become lasting keepsakes.

Ms. Weidner’s students are so enthusiastic about making scrapbooks while studying the history of the Conejo Valley.

Ms. Weidner wrote: “I have done this project with my third grace classes for many years, and returning students always tell me how much they loved the unit and that they still have their books! “

 

This year fellow Ladera 3rd grade teacher Randee Levy will also make these scrapbooks with her students. She is very enthused about the project.  We are happy that both classes will be able to participate!

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More great things are happening at Colina Middle School!

Two Cash 4 Conejo Classrooms grants were awarded at Colina in January. Congratulations to teachers Monica Beck and Monica Kern for their enthusiasm and inspiration to students.

8th grade teacher Monica Beck poses with her class behind their “Flipped Future” service project. Featured are flip flops hand made and decorated by students to honor retired Colina teachers, counselors, and administrators. Ms. Beck has incorporated creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking into a most meaningful tribute to the service of others.

Ms. Beck wrote: “The students will create stepping stones in the form of a flip flop with the retiree’s name and date that he/she retired carved into it. Although they have retired, their flip flop indicates the impact they still have on the future.”

 

In the History/Social Science department, teacher Monica Kern will use grant money to purchase build a class library for study of the Middle Ages, with a focus on examples of visual art work that was so important at a time when few people could read.


Ms. Kern wrote: “Student learning is a process, and I believe this process begins by creating a desire to learn. What better way to nurture my students’ desire to learn than through Primary/Secondary source text and art work… sources [that] will offer my students first hand accounts of history during the Middle Ages while enriching their academic vocabulary, encouraging their written communication, and providing them endless opportunities for creative expression.”

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THANKS to to our generous donors…4 Newbury Park High School science teachers receive grants.

We are so thankful to our generous donors John & Diane Blindbury who so kindly funded Science grants at Newbury Park High School! We were able to honor 4 teachers for their fabulous ideas and provide funding for their projects!

NPHS Science teachers Jennifer Lockwood and Lorena Caulfield, pictured below with donor Diane Blindbury (center) and Principal Athol Wong (R) will use grant money to purchase blood pressure monitoring equipment. Stethescopes and aneroid sphygomomanometers will be used in labs and classroom activities studying the cardiovascular system. The equipment will benefit students in multiple classes including Sports Medicine, Anatomy and IB Biology.

 

Anatomy and Physiology teacher Danielle Barra received a grant to purchase skeletal system models needed for her classes.

Ms. Barra wrote: “Students in anatomy and physiology learn about all the major body systems throughout the course to gain an understanding of how the human body works. Many students in this class have a desire to pursue a degree and career in a medical related field and it is my goal to prepare them for studying anatomy and physiology at the college level.”

 

Science teacher Brianna Harris will use grant money to purchase a class set of novels for a long term project that will connect the Science and English curriculums.

Ms. Harris wrote: “This is a novel based on biological sciences where students will be able to connect the content learned in class to the fictional story.”

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