Congratulations to our wonderful teachers who received grants in October:
Ms. Clifford will bring the “real world” to her 4th grade students by setting up an interactive Classroom Economy in her classroom. Students will first learn “What is an economy?” followed by ongoing hands-on experiences using a credits and debits system.
Rich Bateman, Sycamore Canyon Middle School, Grades 6-8, TechnologyMr. Bateman’s Grade 6-8 Computer Lab students will benefit from individualized learning resources and eLearning tools including video tutorials, instruction manuals, project examples and interactive simulations created with Adobe’s Captivate software.
Donna Luft, Sandy Eicher, & Janet Dieterle, Madroña Elementary School, Grade 4, Language ArtsMadroña 4th Grade teachers Ms. Luft, Ms. Eicher, and Ms. Dieterle have created a Book Club for their students. Throughout the school year, students will complete 8 projects to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Reading, and motivated scholars may go on to earn Master’s and Ph.D Degrees.
Linda Sigelakis, Ladera Elementary School, Grades K-5, Language ArtsMs. Sigelakis’s K-5 students will be creating photography journals throughout the holiday season, culminating in oral presentations at the end of January 2012.
Ms. Jones’s English students will participate in a 6 week poetry project that includes reading and discussion of many diverse authors. Students will write their own poetry and autobiographies to be published in an artistic literary class book.