1999 Grants

COLE

Enhancing Reading & Language through Literacy Centers-Besarick, Fuller 

  • Allows for more teacher interaction and small group instruction

Sunlight & Green Plants — Curran, Lynch

  • Classroom greenhouses!

“Where in the World?” – Eppich

  • Write-on maps & puzzles

VINAL

Maximizing Technology — Vinal pre-K – 4 DeCoste & all staff

  • A VerMedia adapter & 32″ TV for broader technology instruction in the classroom

Building a Foundation through Bridges- DeCoste & Meade

  • Read novel A Bridge to Terabithia, then build toothpick bridges

Expanding the Reading Experience at Primary Level – Grades 1 & 2, Henderson

  • Phonics based interactive reading software

Wild Wings – 3 & K, Christman, Feingold, Fitzgerald

  • Museum of Science & Audubon programs, with owl pellets, birdhouses, feathers..

SPARRELL

Poetry Workshop – 5 & 6, Davis

  • Poet Janet Wong brings poetry alive to school

Simply Geography – 5 & 6, McLaughlin

  • National Geography Bee!

Reading Gains with Recorded books – 5 & 6, Dorney

  • Enhanced listening centers for reading comprehension

GOLDMAN

Interdisciplinary Distance Learning — 7, Bergquist

  • Learn real time, online, from teacher trip to Kilamanjaro and on “Voyage of the Spray”

Ramps to Roller Coasters – 7 & 8, Bossa

  • Physics investigation of energy, force, and motion

Owls – Silent Predators – 7, Bossa

  • Dissect owl pellets (yes, it’s what you think it is)

English Language Arts Research – 7 & 8, Lowe

  • Junior Discovering Authors Cds

Accelerated Reader Library -7 & 8, Lowe, Mazzola, Woodworth

  • With quizzes and record-keeping software

High School

Ecology & Illustration: Botany – 9, Bennett

  • From composting to planting to botanical illustration…

Expanding the “Understanding Biotechnology” program – 9 & 10,

  • Bennett, Webber, Browne
  • Leverages equipment on loan from Harvard, including grad students, DNA analysis, etc.

Math contests: NEML & AHSME – 9 — 12, Giordano

  • National & international math competition

Balsawood Bridge Building Competition -9 — 11, Connor, Butler, Capalbo, Giordano, DiNolo

  • Geometry with a taste of physics (but don’t tell the students that)

Bottle Rocket launchers – 9 or 10, Emerson

  • Launchers for air & water propelled plastic bottle “rockets”

Junior Great Books- 12, Mahoney

  • Hey, it worked in the elementary level…