Congratulations to Ashley Porter (Republic), Keriann Brandt (Monroe City), and Adriane New (Independence) for winning $100 classroom grants from the Missouri State Teachers FoundationMSTF promotes excellence in teaching and education. Read the awardees’ quotes below.

Ashley Porter
“There are so many special activities that I would love to bring to my Kindergarten through 2nd grade resource room. Sight words are a huge struggle in my classroom. So many of my students have sight word or spelling IEP goals, and therefore I like to come up with fun and engaging sight word activities or games. We have done a cake walk sight word game, easter egg sight word hunts, a jeopardy sight word game, a pick up sight word sticks activity, spelling word board races, and more. If I were awarded $100.00 for my classroom, I would use it to purchase supplies to make a sight word center full of sight word games, sight word writing activities, sight word books, and more.”

Keriann Brandt
“The Monroe City R-1 School District has recently upgraded the Agriculture Building Facilities and relocated it to connect to the existing high school. In doing so, we were able to expand to include a Food Science Lab into one of the Agricultural classrooms. The Food Lab is in place to begin a Food Science class for high school agricultural education students beginning the 2020-2021 school year. Supplies and equipment still need to be purchased in order to functionally use the space. Basic kitchen essentials such as pots, pans, measuring cups, scales, etc. are the main staples in this lab. The $100 would take some of the financial burden off of making it a place for students to explore the food world. Food Science is quickly becoming a high demand field with endless possibilities for students to obtain a promising career. This grant would help fund those opportunities for our students in the classroom.”

Adriane New
“For the last ten years, as part of our English Language Arts curriculum, approximately 425 7th graders per each year at Bingham Middle School have the opportunity to attend A Christmas Carol at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.  We request funding from our building PTSA , Principal, and other non-profits to help defray costs.  Their generosity cuts down on the amount our students need to contribute.  This year, our goal is to cover all costs as we are a Title 1  building with 77% free and reduced students.”

Each month, the Missouri State Teachers Foundation awards $100 classroom grants to three MSTA members. Apply now for next month’s Classroom Grant.

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