Foundation For Allen Schools Funded Classroom Grants at

    Kerr Elementary




    2021-2022 Classroom Grants


    Seeing Ourselves in Characters

    This grant under English Language Arts (Elementary) & Dyslexia Curriculum was awarded to Allison Malcolm and will benefit 110 students this coming year.

    With a new, more modern collection of fiction books, third grade students' engagement will increase as they can see themselves in the books they are reading and discussing. Teachers will have more opportunity for deeper discussions among students about characters, plot and theme.



    Scootin' Boogie

    This grant under Physical Education Curriculum was awarded to Lisa Yost and will benefit 700 students this coming year.

    Scootin' Boogie with Students in PE! The use of scooters creates fun active games and activities for students of all ages. Focusing on coordination, core strength and spatial awareness along with competition, the Scootin' Boogie Grant engages the entire student body.


    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.