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Sanger Foundation

Sanger Foundation

Classroom Grant Awardees

2019/20 Academic Year

The Foundation for Sanger Schools allocated $5,000 to help teachers with viable classroom projects. This year, 10 teachers were awarded $500.00 to implement these very exciting projects.

Del Rey Elementary 
Teacher:  Traci Tucker
Program: Reading for Student with Special Needs

In order to give students more structured and specific instruction in reading, the grant will fund books that meet their needs. Students need supplemental material that give further practice in applying skills that they are learning.

Fairmont Elementary
Teacher:  Trish Jett
Program: Design and Modeling Through Toy Creation

As an elective course offered to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students, this program will teach students through 9 engineering steps. The design and modeling unit offered through this project will peak students interests and reinforce a variety of science, engineering, math and language standards which will develop student's critical thinking, creativity, their ability to work collaboratively and strengthen communication skills.

Jefferson Elementary
Teacher:  Stefanie Fuerte
Program: STEM in the Classroom

Students will be using STEM bin and task cards to create projects and designs. These products will make it efficient and simple for students to be able to create and challenge themselves using science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

John Wash Elementary 
Teacher:  Moa Her
Program: Growing and Learning Through Dramatic Play 

As young learners’ transitional kindergartners need to talk, touch, move and explore to gain new skills. Dramatic play is important for young learners to develop those social emotional skills, this grant provides the necessary instructional tools and materials.

Madison Elementary 
Teacher:  Elizabeth Dobrinen
Program: Implementation of UDL Strategies Through Co-Teaching 

In 2018-2019 the UDL pilot team and leadership implemented an all school co-teaching delivery model to support an increase in the principles of Universal Design Learning. Madison Elementary is continuing this model for the 2019-2020 year, and the grant will help with additional teaching materials so that co-teachers have access to and availability of the tools they need.

Madison Preschool 
Teacher:  Sandra Olivo
Program: Indoor-Outdoor Library 

This project will add more books to the classroom library and increase preschool children's access to literature. Because of age, students have yet to check out books from the school's library, hence the classroom library will provide that option.

Sequoia Elementary 
Teacher:  Jill Beard
Program: Early Literacy 

This project focuses on providing students with more tools including informational listening center book sets, guided reading leveled books and a class set of headphones for all iPads and computers in the classroom.

Teacher:  Judy Duran
Program: Digital Stories Project

The Digital Stories Project uses the writing process to construct personal narratives, and then uses video editing application to visualize their stories with images, voice and music. The goal of this project is to empower students to share their stories and learn from one another.

Teacher: Sindee Silveria
Program: GARDEN program 

A Garden area on the WAMS campus that would provide a safe environment for students and staff. Students involved will be planting the courtyard with plants, windchimes and ultimately have a Kings River inspired mural painted on the large wall.

Wilson Elementary 
Teacher:  Anissa Rozadilla
Program: Girl Power

Peace Club is a fun, creative, interactive, gender-specific enrichment and prevention program that is curriculum driven and developed around emotional intelligence. Each session focuses on a specific topic like social skills, friendship, self-esteem, kindness, and leadership. A counselor will facilitate weekly meetings and serve as a mentor to 5th and 6th grade girls.