As schools prepared to close for winter break, Conejo Schools Foundation visited 4 classrooms to award grant money to these very deserving teachers:
Christine Powell, Thousand Oaks High School, Grades 9-12, LiteratureChristine Powell (center) is pictured with TOHS Assistant Principal DeDe Dryer and Bonnie Adamick, Cash 4 Conejo Classrooms Program Chair.
Ms. Powell’s students will connect to their classroom studies by using cooking to enhance understanding of different cultures. Select grade level readings will be paired with specific foods from multiple cultures to enhance students’ understanding of our diverse community and the world.
Cheryl Babcock, Maple Elementary School, Grade 5, History & Social ScienceMs. Babcock’s students will each research a U. S. President and learn how to write a report, using as one source of information a set of nonfiction books purchased for their classroom.
Karla Stevenson, Sequoia Middle School, Grades 7-8, TechnologyMs. Stevenson’s Journalism class will begin broadcasting upcoming school events to be viewed by the student body via closed school television. Working closely with the ASB class, students will write scripts, supply props, and act out the events.
Pamela Laack, Madroña Elementary School, Grade 1, MusicMs. Laacks’s students will be exposed to classical music and composers, designed around the introduction of a new composer every 2 weeks. The project includes presentation of a brief biography and pictures of each composer, and students will listen to each composer’s music during times of transition and during quiet art projects for each 2 week period.