Using song and movement when teaching sight words and letters/sounds helps students learn faster and better. HeidiSongs has wonderful videos and resources to help do this. Sight Words: This collection of 40 animated songs follows the high frequency words included in the McMillan McGraw Hill Kindergarten Wonders Series, presented in
Grant Applicant
Betsy DePew
Grant Co-applicants
Kim Krengel, Jane Miller, Georgie Garcia
Grant Date
School Site
Truckee Elementary
Grant Category
Literacy
Canciones y Cuentos Decodable Books Level A/Level B contain stories in Spanish that delight students and invite them to learn the basics of reading through phonics. These sets include 1 copy each of 26 decodable books per set (52 total books). This grant was originally funded to our Kindergarten team
Grant Applicant
Edith Martinez
Grant Co-applicants
Molly Holiday
Grant Date
School Site
Kings Beach Elementary
Grant Category
Literacy
ReadNaturally is a researched based, web-based, individualized reading program that targets struggling readers. The program is designed to increase students phonics skills, vocabulary development, reading fluency and reading comprehension skills. The stories are non-fictional, increasing student engagement and motivation. Teachers are able to monitor students success on each story through
Grant Applicant
Helen Moore & Rachael Sheedy
Grant Date
School Site
Glenshire Elementary
Grant Category
Literacy
The first grade teachers at Kings Beach Elementary school are requesting read aloud books in Spanish to support our Writer’s Workshop program. We use the Lucy Calkin’s Writer’s Workshop as our writing curriculum. In first grade at KBE all of our instruction is done in Spanish. The curriculum does not
Grant Applicant
Laurel Raymore
Grant Co-applicants
Jennifer Kavanagh
Grant Date
School Site
Kings Beach Elementary
Grant Category
Literacy
The LIPS phonemic awareness program is a multisensory approach to teaching reading. Many learners including those with dyslexia struggle to develop the ability to isolate and manipulate the phonemes of the English language. This program will benefit these learners through explicit, hands-on, research-based instruction.
Grant Applicant
Kelsee Kennedy
Grant Co-applicants
Elizabeth Black
Grant Date
School Site
Tahoe Lake Elementary
Grant Category
Literacy
Our young students highly benefit from having concrete items that represent abstract ideas. In the Kinder and First grade classes at KBE, we use a set of reading strategies that are linked to animals; like Sliding Serpent - who teaches us to slide our finger below the words as we
Grant Applicant
Molly Holiday
Grant Date
School Site
Kings Beach Elementary
Grant Category
Literacy
Truckee Elementary 4th grade is requesting nonfiction book sets to support social studies reading after the Gold Rush. Our library has book sets about California history, however the historical novels end with California Ranchos. Books are needed that tell the story after 1900. The titles align with the State Standards
Grant Applicant
Marguerite Paras
Grant Date
School Site
Truckee Elementary
Grant Category
History/ Social Science
Literacy
Purchase the PeaceJam Junior Curriculum for our school. It is accessed online with videos, lesson plans, and downloadable information. Truckee Elementary School received an award for our Blended ELD model. When I attended training last summer in Sacramento, I learned of ways to enhance our Blended ELD program and our
Grant Applicant
Marguerite Paras
Grant Date
School Site
Truckee Elementary
Grant Category
History/ Social Science
Life Skills & Health
Literacy
As a team, our school as chosen a variety of books that would best support our curriculum in each grade level and books that would allow students to have a variety of levels to choose from when selecting for themselves. Students will be able to move between classrooms with ease
Grant Applicant
Erica Stukey Allstadt
Grant Co-applicants
Michelle Reed
Grant Date
School Site
Donner Trail Elementary
Grant Category
History/ Social Science
Literacy
Mathematics & Science
There are many captivating picture books that build on student’s learning of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and California Social Studies Standards. Students learn NGSS material through experiments, reading articles, writing, and discussion. However, they rarely get time to read further about what they are learning in science in a
Grant Applicant
Caroline Piper
Grant Co-applicants
Jill Haky-Smith
Jamie Maitia
Marguerite Paras
Grant Date
School Site
Truckee Elementary
Grant Category
History/ Social Science
Literacy
Mathematics & Science
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