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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Highlights of 2012-2013: Anacapa Island Trip

At Aspen Elementary, 3rd grade teachers Emily Kneller, Diane Barrett, & Kathi Byington took their 55 students on a very special field trip.

This was made possible by a double grant funded by our generous donors Harvey & Joanie Prince.

Ms. Barrett describes the experience:

“It took us one hour and fifteen minutes to arrive at the dock on Anacapa Island. Let me just tell you I had many students that had never been on a boat before. They thought the boat ride was awesome. My students were wide eyed, excited, and taking it all in; this was quite a sight… Our tour lasted all day. We learned about the life cycle of a sea gull. We saw how both the mom and dad take care of their young. We saw many eggs, and many chicks just born… We were shown different native plants to the island. Our tour guide also told us how the gulls go to Anacapa Island to lay their eggs because they have no predators. We hiked the island and were given many facts about the Chumash Native Americans.  We learned about light houses and what their function is. My third graders were shown how to view and respect nature. After our program was finished we loaded on to the boat and came back to Ventura Harbor. The trip back was beautiful. The Island was spectacular and an adventure  my third graders and I will never forget.”

“Thank you for helping us go on such a special, once in a lifetime trip.” – 3rd grade Teacher Diane Barrett

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Conejo Elementary receives another grant thanks to generous donors!

At Conejo Elementary, pictured alongside 1st grade teacher Frankie Perez is C4CC program donor and community partner, Harvey Prince.  Harvey and his wife Joanie have generously funded several classroom grants.

Mr. Perez will use grant money to purchase educational software that will enrich his students’ language arts and math education in a most engaging way.

Along with Mr. Perez and his students, Cash 4 Conejo Classrooms would like to extend a huge thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Prince!

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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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