2006 Mahuron Education Grants

Mahuron Education Grants

Fall Grant Cycle, 2006

Applicant

School

Grade Level

Project

Amount Approved

Shari Dalton

EWES

Pre K

Books for preschool children to take home.  Purchase paperback books for preschoolers to take home after storyhour (3 per year).  This encourages children to read with their families and build a library at home.

350.00

Doris Rickard

EWES

K-4

Family Math Carnival – Parents and students interacting while playing math games, learn new math strategies and “make and take” their own math games home in an effort to improve Math ISTEP scores.

350.00

Lesia Ellis

EWES

K

Discovery in Extended Day Kindergarten-  a small sand and water activity center to the classroom to investigate and experiment at the student’s level. 

248.35

Susannah Morgan

EWES

2-4

Understanding Our Resources – Students will learn the connection between consumption and available resources by conducting research on the Internet and submitting reports.  Maps with worldwide resources, their locations, and their uses will be used.  The project will culminate with the use of “Clever Catch” balls that are tossed back and forth as each student responds to the question under the left thumb.

113.65

Brenda Boling

WWES

5

School Scrabble – Purchase 6 games to increase spelling accuracy, vocabulary meaning, and dictionary skills.  Students will also perform mental math.  Teamwork and decision making skills will also be employed.

100.00

Brenda Boling

WWES

5

In My Backyard – Develop  students’ awareness of a micro environment and expand their understanding and base knowledge.  Students will collect data and specimens and classify their collections.

100.00

John Churchman

EHS

9-12

Tree Location / Identity (Scavenger Hunt) – Students will mark the position of certain species of trees and a different group will then set out to find the location of the tree species using GPS.

345.24

Zoma Barrett

SMS

7-8 11-12

Building Futures Together – Develop a backdrop for the Cubs News TV Show.  Middle school students will collaborate with High School Building Trades students on the project.  (The committee also recommends WCCF award Zoma Barrett $350.00 for the activities in Cubs News as gratitude for the work on the DVD the staff produced.

478.30

Sharon Smith

EWES

2-4

Young Author Courier Journal County-Wide Essay Contest – Celebrating the elementary students who follow the writing process through the publication of a book.  The teacher has resubmitted three separate applications at the request of the committee.  The applications list the teachers for each grade that will be participating in the project. 

166.96

206.20

206.20

Mindy McKinley and Stacy Sullivan

EWES

1st

World Famous Zoo Distance Learning Expeditions – Using two-way video conferencing, the class will take a trip to the zoo without leaving the classroom.  Students will study basic needs of wild animals for food, water, shelter, and space.

200.00

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