Computer Interface and Sensors:
Computer-driven lab interfaces and probes for AP Chemistry and College Prep Chemistry.
Salish Sea Expedition:
Hands-on research in the Puget Sound onboard the Salish Sail boat. Sediment and plankton will be collected and analyzed from 12 different locations.
Solar Powered Science:
Solar panels will be added to 2 portable classrooms. Students will understand how the panels produce energy for their classrooms.
Recycle and Renew:
Using garbage from lunch, students will learn about how garbage decays and the impact that has on the environment.
Variables Workshop with Rick Hartman, the Toymaker:
During this 90 minute presentation, 130 students will use simple/safe tools to build toys that demonstrate math and science concepts. And, they keep the toys!
A team of science experts from Nature Vision will bring in insect models, pictures, magnifying glasses and the most exciting: live insects! Each classroom gets a demo.
This grant will be used to purchase materials to support the operation of a monthly student-run school newspaper.
Families and their Neighborhood:
Funds will be used to purchase 3 Story Path kits. This curriculum will teach these 75 students how to build their community and how to solve problems together.
Balance and Motion Workshop:
Gravity, force and FUN hang in the balance as these 130 first grade students construct their own wooden toys.
A school-wide membership to iEARN will give all teachers access to hundreds of projects worldwide. Projects range from science to writing to technology.
The Mercer Girls:
All 600+ students will be treated to a traveling musical production performed by The 5th Ave touring group. The Mercer Girls are a part of Seattle history.
Audio Books Collection:
There is more than one way to read a book, and more than one person can hear a book, and you can do more than one thing will listening to a book, and the list goes on………….
Living and Non-Living Things:
Nature Vision will visit these first graders and share lessons on living and non-living things.
Each second grade teacher will have a CRATE of ideas, picture books, model lessons and other useful tools to teach with the 6 Trait writing curriculum.
Safari to Kenya:
Using this program, students will travel on “Safari” to Kenya in their own classroom.
Helping Students Find Voices:
Audio equipment to help fourth graders with accurate reading, presentations and fluency.
Students will learn how to organize a reading community by selecting novels of their choice, reading in groups of 5-10 and then getting together afterwards for discussion.
Handwriting Without Tears:
The intention of this handwriting program is to make learning and teaching of handwriting easy and fun by providing educational tools and training.
Super Sleuth Second Graders:
This color printer will allow second graders to print their pictures and then write about them in their weekly journals.
Already a success, the Scholastic Reading Counts Program will be converted to an internet-based program which will generate 8 times more comprehension quizzes.
All kindergarten students will benefit from these alphabet learning tubs. Beans, jewels, cotton balls, q-tips, etc will be used to create a tactile alphabet book for each child.
Music Library Project:
Funds will be used to purchase sheet music for band and choir at Twin Falls Middle School, our newest school in the district.
Yearbook and Photo Pillow:
A creative memory pillow will be made by students and given to the elderly in the valley. This digital camera will also be used to record pictures for their yearbook.
Exploring Hidden Worlds:
A digital microscope will be awarded to each middle school to compliment the technology of the science classrooms.
Silent Math Learning Environment:
Innovative noise cancelling headphones with a white noise sound system will be purchased to help students with focusing challenges.