Foundation For Allen Schools Funded Classroom Grants at
2021-2022 Classroom Grants
A is for Apple
This grant under English Language Arts (Elementary) & Dyslexia Curriculum was awarded to Jennifer Sessums and will benefit 120 students this coming year.
Alphabet Sounds Teaching Tubs from Lakeshore Learning provide a kinesthetic learning experience to help students deepen their alphabet knowledge. The students will work on letter sound correspondence, isolate and identify beginning sound in words, recognize objects whose names have same beginning sounds, identify upper and lower case letters and will increase their vocabulary.
Embracing Diversity Through Literature
This grant under English Language Arts (Elementary) & Dyslexia Curriculum was awarded to Katherine Heriot and will benefit 140 students this coming year.
Embracing Diversity Through Literature uses diversified books to create greater multicultural awareness with the help of main characters from diverse cultural, language, religious, and social groups. Each time they read a new book, we open up students' eyes to other worlds different from theirs or affirm and recognize their culture as represented in the books. Each time they open a new book, they have exposure to those different from us. Therefore, we will succeed in encouraging acceptance and preparing our students to thrive in a diverse world.
This grant under English Language Arts (Elementary) & Dyslexia Curriculum was awarded to Akiya Garrity and will benefit 132 students this coming year.
My Magazine will provide all students with a content rich, engaging weekly magazine to bring the real world into the classroom. Students will explore their world at school and then be able to take it home.
Reading Reaction with Scope
This grant under English Language Arts (Elementary) & Dyslexia Curriculum was awarded to Jennifer Smith and will benefit 110 students this coming year.
We will Shake up Reading with SCOPE magazine by engaging all students while placing multi-genre texts in their hands.
Soaring to Success with Literature Circles
This grant under English Language Arts (Elementary) & Dyslexia Curriculum awarded to Holly May and will benefit 120 students this coming year.
Soaring to Success with Literature Circles! Students' passion for reading and strategies for comprehension will SOAR as they participate in collaborative discussions with peers and their teacher around books of their choice.
Where's Your Evidence?
This grant under English Language Arts (Elementary) & Dyslexia Curriculum was awarded to Elizabeth Helms and will benefit 120 students this coming year.
“Whodunnit Book Club” Through the use of mystery books, students will strengthen their ability to use valid text evidence. Each student will be provided with their own copy of a book so they may read, discuss, and learn to annotate as they read.
Magical Carpet Ride
This grant under Fine Arts Curriculum was awarded to Theresa Nolte and will benefit 859 students this coming year.
Students at Lindsey Elementary begin each art class as a "family" as they gather together to discuss great works of art. They engage in meaningful, fun and academic discussions. Discussions are highly cross curricular, including geography, language arts, science, math, art, history and social studies. Magical Carpet Ride gives all students a chance to experience a positive, focused family discussion about art. Students are building a better sense of community . Students are encouraged to share what they have learned in art with their families.
A Reading Tool to Help Readers SOAR
This grant under Library/Makerspace Curriculum awarded to Heather Janek and will benefit 700 students this coming year.
Lone Stars LOVE to READ! Large print books give students another tool to use for our striving readers!
This grant under Physical Education Curriculum was awarded to Connie Beaney and will benefit 865 students this coming year.
Lindsey Lone Stars will now be able to enjoy games and activities that involve scooters because of a Foundation's grant. "Scooter Fun" for everyone!
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.