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    Foundation For Allen Schools Funded Classroom Grants at

    Chandler Elementary

     

     

     

    2021-2022 Classroom Grants

     

    Building Literacy Through Book Clubs

    This grant under English Language Arts (Elementary) & Dyslexia Curriculum was awarded to Stephanie Gardner and will benefit 100 students this coming year.

    Book Clubs are a great way for students to be able to discuss thoughts about a text with other students. Having their own copies of the book allows students the freedom to explore independently and have the text readily available to be able to support their ideas.

     

     Pioneer Reading

    This grant under English Language Arts (Elementary) & Dyslexia Curriculum was awarded to Lindsay McClain and will benefit 70 students this coming year.

    Students will read age appropriate books based in pioneer times and have experiences to simulate the hard work. We believe that giving each child an opportunity to hold a copy of the book will increase engagement.

     

    Inviting Students to the World of Math Through Books and Games

    This grant under Math Curriculum was awarded to Carrie Rios and will benefit 651 students this coming year.

    Literature and games are perfect vehicles to help students see numbers in everyday life. Facilitating classroom lessons and Makerspace opportunities that allow all students to interact with games and books will draw our Chandler Cheetahs into a world of math that builds mathematical, spatial, and logical reasoning.

     

    Building STEAM

    This grant under Science/STEAM Curriculum was awarded to Shelby Caraway and will benefit 150 students this coming year.

    Full STEAM ahead! Chandler Elementary is excited to have Engineering Design Challenge materials available for STEAM club and available for teachers to check out for use in their own classroom. We enjoy promoting communication, collaboration, critical thinking skills, and creativity and engineering design challenges incorporate all of these!

     

    Squishy Circuits

    This grant under Science/STEAM Curriculum was awarded to Stephanie Gardner and will benefit 100 students this coming year.

    Students will build circuits and explore conductivity with Squishy Circuits. These kits will help the kids get hand-on experience with complicated circuits building their knowledge of this difficult skill.

     

    Concrete to Abstract: Learning with Manipulatives

    This grant under Special Education Curriculum was awarded to Shayne Williams and will benefit 70 students this coming year.

    Thank you Foundation for Allen Schools for providing manipulatives to support our students learning!

     

    Ready, Set, Cook!

    This grant under Special Education Curriculum was awarded to Blake Pi and will benefit 16 students this coming year.

    Life skills education is an essential component to helping students with disabilities to be able to function as independently as possible in the home and community. Our students learn best through hands-on real life experiences. The Ready, Set, Cook! Project would allow students to learn valuable skills such as cooking, meal preparation, clean-up, and overcoming sensory difficulties with certain types of food. This project would allow students to learn the important skills needed for living as independently as possible in our community as well as help with their Sensory Processing Disorders.

     

    DT - Leveled Readers

    This grant under English Language Arts (Elementary) & Dyslexia Curriculum awarded to Ella Jones along with Jill Jaska, Susie Barlow, Deb Scott, Carli Burke, Dena Goddard, Amber Arnold, Candice Frazier, Janice Harrop, Maria Burnes, Julieta Henderson, Angela Lunde, Shia Valdovino, Janell Cook, Tami Everett.  The grant will benefit 900 students this coming year at the following campuses: Anderson, Bolin, Boyd, Chandler, Cheatham, Evans, Green Kerr, Lindsey and Ford Middle School.

    Connected texts are decodable books that use predictable words and word patterns through engaging stories. The Dyslexia Therapist can use these books, in combination with other materials, to address the student?s fluency and comprehension skills. The Allen ISD Dyslexia Department wants to enhance its program by giving its students the opportunity to read these books so they can become stronger readers.