Foundation For Allen Schools Funded Classroom Grants at

    Olson Elementary




    2021-2022 Classroom Grants


    Olson Elementary Book Club

    This grant under English Language Arts (Elementary) & Dyslexia Curriculum was awarded to Rebecca Hughes and will benefit 50 students this coming year.

    Olson Book Club is a place for students to come and share a love of reading while diving deep into a vast array of novels and exploring all the ways to analyze literature. Students will be given the opportunity to discuss and demonstrate understanding by completing different projects based on our current novel.


     Greg Tang Math Games

    This grant under Math Elementary Curriculum was awarded to Sharla Gant and will benefit 250 students this coming year.

    Greg Tang math games will provide our students the math practice they need in a fun, unique, and challenging way.


    Everyday Speech

    This grant under Special Education Curriculum was awarded to Mary Hignite along with Amanda Holcom will benefit 25 students this coming year.

    Everyday Speech is a social-emotional learning platform that uses evidence based video modeling curriculums to develop the fundamental social skills strategies that students need to maximize their potential.


    Adapt Me!

    This grant under Special Education Curriculum was awarded to Patricia Reyna and will benefit 25 students this coming year at Anderson, Evans, Olson, Curtis Middle School and Allen High School.

    Adapted books for our special needs students will allow opportunity for every student to interact with literature on their own learning level. Adapted books employ cognitive skills such as matching, comprehension, fine motor and attention building skills.


    From Problem Solving to Problem Posing

    This grant under Math Curriculum was awarded to Brenda Fee and will benefit 160 students at both Boon and Olson this coming year.

    Problem Solving to Problem Posing This grant introduces the instructional method of problem posing to high-level mathematics students in grades 2-6. Problem posing refers to instruction where students generate their own problems or questions based on a given situation. The goal is to help students independently solve problems in novel ways and pose new mathematical questions of interest to investigate.