Highlights of 2012-2013: Sycamore Canyon Elementary School

At Sycamore Canyon Elementary, 2nd grade teacher team Kate Taillon, Mary Catherine Shmina, Debbie Neshek, Christy Arnold, Lisa Anthony, and Suzie Cooper shared grant money to purchase supplies for activities bringing to life their study unit, “Pebbles, Sand, & Silt.”

The teachers reported:

“Our Geology/Earth Science Unit in November was culminated with the students as amateur geologists mining for REAL gems. This activity made such a difference, fueling EVERY child’s enthusiasm for Earth Science. This activity consisted of 5 classrooms with 23 students in each. This Grant was extremely helpful. This would never be a possibility to purchase such rich materials with our sorely depleted classroom funds. Thank you so very much!!!”

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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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