Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 Teacher Grant Awards

The following grant awards totaling $5,131 were made during 2012:

Elementary School Reading Buddies Program  —  Gail Brisson
Created “Reading Buddy Bins” organized around social studies topics, adding to resources already in place. The Reading Buddies Program pairs older and younger students to read and discuss books together, fostering both literacy and social studies goals. Teachers are developing lesson materials and activities for the books in the bins. The topics supported by this grant include Martin Luther King, Jr., Women’s History and United States Presidents. Elementary teachers and the elementary librarian worked together to select titles addressing the social studies curriculum and the Common Core Standards. Continue reading