Mini-Grants In Action!
March 18, 2020
Dear Currituck Education Foundation, Inc.,
Thank you so much for the $200 grant that you awarded my class for the implementation of a
relevant and functional reading program for my Exceptional Children's classroom at Currituck
Middle School. This program is called News-2-You. You can find more information about this
program at https://www.n2y.com/news-2-you/. The program provides grade-level current event
articles at a level that struggling students can easily understand. There are cross-curricular
activities that go along with each article, and students can practice reading, writing, vocabulary,
math, and other activities each week. I love this program because the content is relevant to my
middle school students, but it's presented in a format that is easily accessible for all types of
learners. The program includes SMARTBoard activities as well as paper/pencil worksheets that
enhance the skills we are learning. All of the activities are tied to the NC Standard Course of
Study. Additionally, while the schools are closed for the COVID-19 pandemic, I am able to use
the activities in order to reach my students remotely. Attached you will find a copy of the receipt
of payment for the program, documenting how the funds you granted were spent. Also, some
pictures of my students using the program (Pre-COVID-19), both on the Smartboard and the
paper activities. Thank you again for your wonderful grant.
Currituck County Middle School
December 2, 2019
Dear Currituck Education Foundation Board,
I am sincerely honored to have been selected as the recipient of the Currituck Education Foundation's grant in the amount of $500 for the Light Table Project. Your generosity has given us the monetary means to purchase a Light Table, a set of Light Table Pegs and Pegboard, and a set of Crystal Climbers from Lakeshore.
As the children use the light table during their center time, they are practicing the skills and goals they will need as lifelong learners:
Attentiveness, effort and persistence
Problem solving and flexibility
Curiosity, information-seeking and eagerness
Developing a sense of self and a sense of self with others
Learning to communicate
Scientific exploration and knowledge
Mathematical thinking and expression
Construction of Knowledge: Thinking and Reasoning
Enclosed you will see pictures of the children, in my class, finding joy in learning with these wonderful new tools. Preschool wholeheartedly thanks you for your generosity and support. We are so truly thankful.
Danna L. Pierro
Exceptional Children's Preschool
Practicing social skills and communication as we explore.
Using the light table to refocus and reset
after having big feelings and emotions.
Discovering that our table changes colors.
Dear Currituck Education Foundation Members,
Here are a few photos showing you what Currituck County Middle School students have been making with the new Makerspace tools and supplies we bought with the grant money you so generously gave us this spring. In these particular photos, students were working on a passion project - a self-directed project where they could make really anything they wanted to! You will see how creative they were... thanks again for supporting the teachers and students here at CCMS.
Cindy Walker, Library Media Coordinator
Currituck County Middle School
The Currituck Education Foundation recently awarded four mini-grants of up to $250 for projects in the Currituck County Schools. The grants were awarded to Maria Del Acqua, Brittney Barefield, Diane Davenport, Helen Taylor, Sandy Reynolds, and Carly Osmon.
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