Four teachers at Thousand Oaks High School began the year with Cash 4 Conejo Classrooms grants to fund wonderful activities for their students. Congratulations to Ashley Cooper, Heather Farrell, Lisa Ravitch, and Susan Ramage!
Science teacher Ashley Cooper (pictured with CSF Treasurer Laurie Lam & Bonnie Adamick), received a grant for materials for her 9th grade Biology and Health students to create clay models of the muscular system.
Ms. Cooper and some of her enthusiastic students.
Science teacher Heather Farrell will purchase GPS devices to be used in a 9th grade geocaching lab project.
Teacher Lisa Ravitch will create a flipped teaching experience for her students through making instructional online videos. Hands-on studio time in the classroom will engage students in taking the learned information and putting it to use in a meaningful way.
Spanish teacher Susan Ramage (pictured below with TOHS Principal Lou Lichtl) will purchase a class set/subscription to Scholastic Magazine Spanish readers which will engage students in high interest reading material that includes relevant topics, current events, and new vocabulary.
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.