More wonderful teachers receive awards in December… “Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things!”

Redwood Middle School’s Zach Snow received a grant for a fun, interactive game activity to make Government and History come alive.

Mr. Snow’s students will participate in the Star Power game to illustrate the power of different styles of government.

 

At Sycamore Canyon Elementary School, big things are happening in 2nd grade classrooms.  Teachers Mary Catherine Shmina, Christy Arnold,  Kate Taillon, Debbie Neshek, and Lisa Anthony received a grant to fund a project that all 5 class will be doing.  Principal Josh Eby is all smiles!

These students will be mining for gold, minerals, gemstones, and fossils in a until called Pebbles, Sand and Silt.  This deserves a big “thumbs up!”

 

At Maple Elementary School, Patricia VanOmmerman’s 4th grade students will also mine for gold!  Principal Juan Santos joins the photo op.

Grant money wil enable these student sto have an on-site field trip presented by Camino Real Naturalists.

 

At Weathersfield Elementary, Kindergarten teachers Bill McGovern, Lynn Quick, and Concie Bringas teamed up to win a grant for their classrooms.

These teachers will use grant money to bring Reading awakens Young Scientists (RAYS) to their students.  this is an interdisciplinary program which incorporates reading with science and technology.

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December 2012 Awards!

At Sycamore Canyon Middle School, 6th grade teacher Haley Carroll and her students gather for a photo op to celebrate her award.

Ms. Carroll will use grant money to purchase an online subscription to the Popplet tool, which her students will use with Language Arts and Social Studies projects.  Students will use Popplet to help organize ideas, create graphics, and create timelines, along with other forms of visual organization.  below, Ms. Carroll demonstrates Popplet for us.

 

At Thousand Oaks High School, more great things are happening in Ashley Cooper’s 9th grade Biology and Health classes.  Here she receives a grant from donor Mrs. Diane Blindbury, also pictured with TOHS principal Lou Lichtl.

Ms. Cooper’s project will study the transfer of bacteria during a sneeze.  Achoo!

 

TOHS colleague Dana Grooms also received a grant for Biology.

Her grant money will be used to purchase molecular puzzles which will allow students to model chemical reactions. C4CC thanks our generous donors John & Diane (pictured) Blindbury for making this possible.

 

At EARThS Science Magnet, 4th grade teacher Laura Pewe received a grant for nature journals.  Principal Jennifer Boone joined us for a photo.

Here’s an example of a student’s nature journal.  Students will create outdoor scientific journals/books while observing native plants of the Santa Monica Mountains (Satwiwa).

Ms. Pewe and her class with EARThS  Principal Jennifer Boone.

 

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January 2012 Grant Winners!

Colina Middle School teacher Linda Moore, pictured with principal Shane Frank and Bonnie Adamick

Linda Moore’s 6th grade students will be learning about Ancient Greece this spring.  Grant money will be used to purchase class sets of new books and students will participate in a variety of hands on activities.

 

Amanda Haver, 5th grade teacher at Aspen Elementary School, receives a grant to fund science projects

Ms. Haver’s students will be conducting inquiry based science projects with supplies purchased with Cash 4 Conejo Classrooms grant money.

 

Redwood Middle School teacher Trudi Babich receives a grant in the wood shop

Trudi Babich will guide her students in the process of designing and creating dynamic automata, or kinetic sculptures.  The possibilities are endless … and all are very exciting!

 

Ladera 3rd grade teacher Constance Cordiero-Weidner receives a grant for her Conejo Valley scrapbook project

Ms. Cordeira-Weidner’s students will be making scrapbooks about the Conejo Valley.  This project spans multiple subject areas including language arts and social science as  students learn about the history of our community.  Ms. Weidner will share her resources with all 3rd grade teachers at Ladera.

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