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    Foundation For Allen Schools Funded Classroom Grants at

    Marion Elementary

     

    2021-2022 Classroom Grants

     

    Kindness Matters

    This grant under Counseling Curriculum was awarded to Amber Preston and will benefit 618 students this coming year.

    Kindness Matters is a project involving Marion Elementary students which helps them identify new ways to show and spread kindness. Together, we change the world one kind act at a time.

     

    Laser Focused on a Bully-Free Marion

    This grant under Counseling Curriculum was awarded to Ashley Barbeau and will benefit 590 students this coming year.

    Prismatic Magic's anti-bullying laser show reiterates Marion's team culture we strive to provide. This program reinforces the key attributes for a successful team: respect, integrity, generosity, honesty and truth. This exciting laser show is ideal for for today's visually-oriented learners, ensuring a lasting postive impact.

      

    Marion Kindness Club

    This grant under Counseling Curriculum was awarded to Kelley Lawrence and will benefit 20 students this coming year.

    The Marion Kindness Club is a group created to foster empathy and compassion, to encourage caring for one another, and recognize simple and extraordinary acts of kindness. Kindness Ambassadors will create a positive ripple in our school's culture and community, teaching other students about kindness and empathy to their classmates.

     

    Power in Circles

    This grant under Counseling Curriculum was awarded to Courtney Halpin along with Ashley Barbeau and will benefit 640 students this coming year.

    Marion Elementary prioritizes the development of the whole child by supporting Allen's mission of empowering every learner to realize his or her full potential. Implementation of Circle Forward discussions provides a safe environment for students to share and learn from one another. This environment builds a culture of trust which allows students to maximize their potential to be future ready.

     

    Crazy Kinetic Sandy Letters

    This grant under English Language Arts (Elementary) & Dyslexia Curriculum was awarded to Jamie Sutherland and will benefit 15 students this coming year.

    Having an understanding of letter sounds and recognition of letters is the building block for reading. Using a multisensory approach such as using kinetic sand to create alphabet letters helps to improve letter recognition and fine motor skills enhancing the ability to copy letters legibly.

     

    Xtreme Readers

    This grant under ESL/Bilingual Curriculum was awarded to Lindy Cowan and will benefit 61 students this coming year.

    High Noon Books offer topics that are age-appropriate and high interest but are written at a lower readability level to give EL students targeted reading support. These materials provide opportunities to develop vocabulary, grasp new language structures, and build background knowledge while supporting language acquisition. Each book is filled with real-world topics, contains mostly wholly decodable words, and has a variety of reading subjects and forms.

     

     And the Winner is...

    This grant under Library/Makerspace Curriculum was awarded to Deborah Bellando and will benefit 620 students this coming year.

    And the Winner is... is a grant that provides students with greater access to quality, award winning literature. By enabling students greater access to State and National Award Nominees, through traditional and electronic books, more students will develop critical reading skills, and honor and encourage the reading of the works of imaginative authors.

     

    Math GPS- Guiding our students daily in Mathematics

    This grant under Math Elementary Curriculum was awarded to Dianne Barton and will benefit 100 students this coming year.

    The Math GPS workbook involves consistent rigorous practice of key math concepts at each grade. This will lead to success on the STAAR Exam and allow students to feel confident as the transition from grade to grade.

     

    Numicon Numbers

    This grant under Math Elementary Curriculum was awarded to Bethany McIntyre and will benefit 80 students this coming year.

    Numicon is a specific approach to children's mathematical learning. It provide students with three key mathematical concepts; exploring relationships, communicating mathematically, and generalizing from patterns and relationships discovered. It is a tactile resources to convey mathematics and form a deeper understanding of number sense.

     

    Reading in Math with Math Solutions!

    This grant under Math Elementary Curriculum was awarded to Dianne Barton and will benefit 100 students this coming year.

    Math Literacy provides a real-life context to math that third graders are learning through a variety of popular children?s books and math experiences.

     

    Shake It Up!

    This grant under Math Elementary Curriculum was awarded to Rhonda Bernard and will benefit 500 students this coming year.

    Shake It Up!: The materials purchased with the Shake It Up grant will provide interactive experiences for kindergarten through fourth grade students to interact with math operations in an engaging and active format. Through the use of the materials in the Shake It Up grant, all students will have access to learning and mastering basic math operations and numeracy.

     

    Fit & Fun Sensory Movement Pathway

    This grant under Physical Education Curriculum was awarded to Kera Williams along with Heidi Mortensen and will benefit 500 students this coming year.

    The Fit & Fun Sensory Movement Pathway is a tool for kids to improve their planning, motor, sensory, and emotional regulation skills.

     

    All Fur the Fun of it!

    This grant under Science/STEAM Curriculum was awarded to Chelsea Hubacek and will benefit 300 students this coming year.

    All Fur the Fun of it! is a grant that will provide hands-on learning experiences for the students at Marion Elementary! Our goal is to bring a variety of animal hides into the classroom to enhance lessons. Instead of just reading about how fur can help animals adapt to their environments, our students will be able to actually TOUCH it!

     

    K-6 Marion: Weather or Not

    This grant under Science/STEAM Curriculum was awarded to K'Lee Arnold and will benefit 600 students this coming year.

    Weather or Not: Weather or Not provides elementary students with hands-on experiences with weather tools, maps and materials. From making predictions about weather to comparing temperature on a daily basis, students learn best when they experience science first hand.

     

    Let There Be Light

    This grant under Science/STEAM Curriculum was awarded to Cheryl Winters and will benefit 500 students this coming year.

    Let There Be Light provides experiences with hands-on explorations and STEAM investigations for 3rd-6th grade students by engaging them with energy concepts and skills first hand.