Grant Applicant
Devin Ginty
Grant Date
2019
Grant Category
Amount Funded
$617.00
Description (10 points)

The Strength Development class, PE program, and other athletic programs at North Tahoe High School are requesting foam boxes, slam balls, training bands, and, if financially feasible, a dumbell set with racks in order to develop well rounded strength in our students and athletes. These items will be used by the Strength Development class every school day and will be accessible to other athletic programs and classes as needed. The boxes currently in the weight room are old, heavy metal and have the potential for injury during box jump failures. The slam balls that are currently used are splitting at the seams and have broken handles, making them not suitable for activity. As classes and sports teams continue to grow, an increase in the amount of accessible training bands and dumbells will maximize the efficiency of workouts by allowing multiple students to exercise at once.

Benefits of Program (10 points)

Having a fully functional gym will allow a variety of classes and programs offered at North Tahoe High School to continue training students safely and efficiently. Through expanding the workout equipment, students will be able to improve their general health and maximize their high school experience as athletes by adding variety to their training. With over 70% of the student body participating in at least one sport, a weight training class, and multiple PE classes, the benefits of this program will be widespread to the entire student body population. Creating well strengthened athletes and students will work towards reducing injuries and further educating students on how to maintain well rounded physical health.

Success of Program (10 points)

Last year, students gathered signatures and advocated for a Strength Development class to be offered in the NTHS course selection. This class has been successfully implemented this year and is continuing to grow for next year. The future success of this program will be determined by students training with safe and efficient equipment. As students continue to learn about proper mechanics and lifting techniques, the successes will be seen in their understanding of physical health and implementation of these concepts throughout their daily lives and future. As athletes have access to improved equipment, they will be able to reach their full potential and excel in their sports. This success will be seen in the achievements of our athletic programs.

Implementation (10 points)

The new workout equipment requires no professional set up and can be implemented into the weight room as soon as it is delivered. Revised training plans will be written for classes and sports teams to incorporate the new equipment prior to its arrival. 

Sustainability
If funded, these materials will be sustainable. Having an increase in the amount of training bands and dumbells will prolong the life of the equipment by spreading out the use. Foam boxes will have a long life span because they are made of high density foam; the velcro enables them to be stacked and stored efficiently away from any sharp materials or metal weights. The slam balls have a durable rubber shell for indoor or outdoor use and can also overlap as medicine balls.
Can you share this grant with your grade level or subject team?

Yes, the new gym equipment will be shared between North Tahoe High School weight classes, PE classes, and team sports.

Notes

This grant was written and prepared with the help of Senior student Jillian Ferre. Her Senior Project was on grant writing, so she was instrumental in helping prepare these documents and information. 

Taxes
$67.34
Shipping
$187.26
Budget Notes

After searching for the best price on these products, quotes were gathered from different distributors to make sure the cost was efficient. The foam plyobox set is from Rogue and was quoted at $928.81 plus the $67.34 taxes and $187.26 shipping fees. The slam balls and training bands are from Archon, and after a discount for schools and shipping included, the total quote came to $282.00. The most inexpensive dumbbell set found is from Amazon, which is quoted at $2,939.00 with no tax and free shipping on Amazon Prime. Therefore, the total for these products is: $4,404.41

Other funding sources

The PE department funds have been used for team sport equipment and to replenish supplies. 

Grant Applicant
Margie Lapoint
Grant Date
2019
School Site
Amount Funded
$15000.00
Description (10 points)

We are requesting grant funding for cross country skis, bindings, boots, and poles for Glenshire Elementary  School that will be used by the all students in the primary grades including transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, first, and second grades. Over twenty plus years ago, an Excellence In Education grant helped Glenshire Elementary purchase its school's first cross country equipment.  That equipment has been loved, cared for by teachers, well used by thousands of students and used far beyond its life expectancy! The binding system on our old skis is outdated rendering them unable to be repaired, as well as the ski themselves have the wood bases now protruding through the ski surface. The crown pattern on the bottom is worn down to the point of the skis not able to get grip as it  is too smooth from all of the use. 

We thoroughly researched the best cost and options for purchasing new ski equipment for our school and are requesting $15,000 in grant funds for 80 sets of Fischer skis, bindings, boots and poles in a variety of sizes that will be shared by our four grade levels. Details of the equipment are listed below in the budget section. 

Our school has a rich history of blending classroom learning and outdoor learning in our large greenbelt area adjacent to our school in all seasons. This grant funding allow us to continue to our 24 year tradition of introducing our youngest learners to cross country skiing both around our campus and on field trips to Tahoe Donner Adventure Center.

Benefits of Program (10 points)

WHO: All 260+ students (over half of our school student body) in our four primary grades (TK, K, 1st and 2nd) will use our cross country ski equipment many times per season. Our primary grade teachers share the equipment in an organized sign-up system so that our program coordination runs smoothly. Each class skis either at school on our large field, in our adjacent greenbelt area, at Tahoe Donner Adventure Center or at all three! Having equipment enables us to go at a moment’s notice on campus when conditions are right and for short periods of time to take an exercise break, as well as taking “planned in advance” half day field trips to Tahoe Donner. 

BENEFITS: Our youngest students are often first introduced to all winter sports through our cross country ski program at school, and we are thrilled to be able to offer that introduction for students of all socioeconomic groups since many do not learn to ski outside of school. Historically, we are a community of outdoor enthusiasts, but sedentary activities such as video games and interactive electronics have given rise to a new generation of students who often don’t spend much time outside in winter. Our teaching staff integrates our local hospital’s BeFit Program throughout learning inside our classrooms, but we also know that gross motor activities such as cross country skiing help students develop balance, coordination and sensory awareness. Because our students ski repeatedly each year we see not only their physical skills grow but also their confidence and pride in their improvements.The cross country equipment would tie in with the California State Standards for for PE and gross motor elementary requirements. Happier confident students are more enthusiastic learners. 

Research shows that children who have positive experiences in nature grow up to be adults who care about the environment. Studies show that individuals who advocate for protecting the environment are typically people who were introduced to outdoor activities at a young age. In summary, the benefits of learning cross country skiing at a young age are many from physical growth such as developing balance, coordination and sensory awareness to building confidence and helping to create a new generation of lifelong outdoor enthusiasts.

Success of Program (10 points)

We’d like to write jokingly here that to measure the success of over two decades of enriching education with cross country skiing at Glenshire School, one only need to look at the delaminated skis, poles with missing baskets or straps and worn out boots! The serious response however, includes the idea that in the six (or seven) years a student attends Glenshire School they are provided an incredibly rich classroom experience with integration of visual and performing arts, science, technology, math and language arts. As a whole school our high quality academics are focused on providing 21st century learning components such as critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, communication and citizenship. Still, our staff values looking at the whole child and making decisions based on what is best for the whole child developmentally. To achieve those 21st century components we must have well rounded joyful students. Cross country skiing is one way we balance a well rounded education for our students, especially with our youngest learners. Skiing enhances our existing curriculum and strengthens a Glenshire student’s overall experience. 

On a recent ski field trip to Tahoe Donner Adventure Center a Glenshire teacher (with 20 students behind her) was stopped by a former GES parent, whose daughter now races on a college cross country team, and the parent profoundly thanked the teacher for continuing to teach students cross country skiing “all these years”. Her daughter was introduced to cross country in kindergarten at Glenshire and has maintained her healthy active ski habits for over twelve years - it is safe to say she’ll be a lifelong athlete. Students and parents appreciate teachers taking time to “go the extra mile” to give students rich experiences such as skiing in addition to all they receive in the classroom. 

It is important to note that our third through fifth grade students also cross country ski but they are not requesting new equipment at this time as their equipment has been replaced recently. Likewise all of the equipment we purchase can now, and in the future, can  be interchanged with their existing equipment should the need arise since the new product has a universal binding system that works on all brands of boots and skis. It worth mentioning that all graduating Glenshire students move comfortably into the popular and successful Alder Creek Middle School Nordic Team. Exposure to cross country skiing throughout the elementary years best prepares the students for success at the middle school team level. 

Implementation (10 points)

Our current program is already implemented and has been successful for 24 years at our school. We will continue the program as always with the new equipment taking place of the old. Pacos is our local ski shop which will be ordering and receiving the equipment, as well as  preparing the skis for us. There is a charge, which is included in this grant, for their shop's services.   Upon approval of the grant, skis will be ordered asap, and received in the fall through the shop. We will be ready to use them late fall or right after the New Year. 

 

Sustainability
Our estimate for sustainability of this equipment is a 20 to 22 year lifespan. However, it is possible that it could last longer. We selected durable equipment that will last. Nordic equipment has certainly evolved over the years and it is finally at a place where pieces and parts are much more easily interchanged between companies than before. Now the two main ski companies are using the same binding system which allows for all boots to fit into the new bindings, should boots or bindings need to be replaced. Skis last a very long time if maintained properly. All that is needed is a simple roll-on Swix wax which should be applied each season, or more often should the conditions be wet. All teachers using the equipment will help maintain and store the equipment in an organized fashion so it is always ready for the next class to use. We are researching for a storage cart that will help us stay organized. Yes, if funded, our grant will be fully sustainable. We should not need additional funding from EEF to continue our program.

Can you share this grant with your grade level or subject team?

This equipment will be shared by all students in four grade levels, transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, first and second grade. Many Glenshire kindergarten classes have a second grade "Buddy Class” where second graders are partnered with kindergartners for a variety of projects throughout the year. Meaningful relationships develop from having Buddy Class mentors help younger students. Having this equipment allows for two classes, such as a kindergarten buddy class and a second grade class to ski together. This year when classes attempted to ski with their  Buddy Class we had to rent equipment to do so. We also hope that two kindergarten classes can go together as well without renting additional equipment and with the just right ordering of sizes, we should be able to do this. 

The skis will be housed in a central location so our PE teachers could also use the equipment out back in our Greenbelt. This supports our California State Standards for PE for kids of all ages. 

Notes

Thank you for reading this grant. Our TK-2 teaching teams are very grateful for every joyful moment our students have experienced on cross country skis since our last ski grant over 20 years ago.  When implemented, we invite any Excellence In Education board members to join us for a cross country ski adventure at Glenshire School.  

 

Taxes
$1072.00
Shipping
$0.00
Budget Notes

The grant total cost (equipment, tax, shop charges comes to a total of $14058.30. 

For the remaining balance of the grant we hope to purchase some Wax, brushes and ski straps to help maintain and keep our new equipment organized. 

Other funding sources

To increase the lifetime sustainability of all of our new equipment we are also planning to purchase a large rolling storage cart that we did not include as part of this grant in order to keep the cost down.  We plan to ask Glenshire School’s PTO for funding for the cart. Therefore, we do not wish to ask them for funds for the equipment, just the cart.  We do not have a manufacturer source for this cart yet- we are researching what companies might make something that will fit our need. 

We do not currently have other funding sources for cross country ski equipment. We checked with our principal and our site does not have funds for this ski equipment. 

For the remaining balance of the grant we hope to purchase some Wax, brushes and ski straps to help maintain and keep our new equipment organized. 

Grant Applicant
Jim Bennett
Grant Date
2019
Grant Category
Grant Co-applicants
School Site
Amount Funded
$5046.00
Description (10 points)

PE department chair, Renee Collins and My self would like to propose a grant to purchase a class set of heart rate monitors for the Truckee High School Physical Education Department.  The American Heart Association explains that close monitoring of your heart rate during exercise is the key not only to knowing that you're working out strenuously enough, but whether you're improving your fitness over time. While there are other means of judging the efficacy of your routines (like how hard you're breathing, how tired you are, whether you can walk or sing, etc.), heart rate monitoring is the single most reliable method. It provides objective data.  We would like to teach our students not only how to calculate their heart rates but how to apply that information to their fitness routines for the rest of their lives.  

Benefits of Program (10 points)

PE department chair, Renee Collins and myself would like to propose a grant to purchase a class set of heart rate monitors for the Truckee High School Physical Education Department.  The American Heart Association explains that close monitoring of your heart rate during exercise is the key not only to knowing that you're working out strenuously enough but whether you're improving your fitness over time. While there are other means of judging the efficacy of your routines (like how hard you're breathing, how tired you are, whether you can walk or sing, etc.), heart rate monitoring is the single most reliable method. It provides objective data.  We would like to teach our students not only how to calculate their heart rates but how to apply that information to their fitness routines for the rest of their lives.  As we move the Physical Education program more and more towards a focus of lifelong fitness, this allows the students to monitor their fitness and fitness goals.

 

 

Success of Program (10 points)

I feel that we are maintaining and improving the very successful program that coach Shaffer started.  We have been very successful at running a modern physical fitness program that has moved past the tradition PE games and more to towards the CrossFit era that we live in.

Implementation (10 points)

We already teach lessons on diet, fitness, strength, and endurance in our classes.  In those lessons, we teach how to calculate your resting heart rate and how to train within your target heart rate ranges.  These monitors will allow us to teach these lessons at the beginning of the course and then use the monitors in our daily activities for the students to learn and track their own fitness and progress.  We will use these during our circuits and fitness tests like the mile run as well as during our normal sports and activities.

Sustainability
Yes. These would be used during class and then stored in their hard case in the PE storage area. The longevity of this grant could last between 7-12 years. Over the course of 2-3 years, we might have to replace 3-4 due to loss or damage, but as a whole, the set would have a long life.
Can you share this grant with your grade level or subject team?

Yes. This would be used for all of our Physical Education, Dance, Strength Development, and Performance classes.

Taxes
$199.00
Shipping
$0.00
Grant Applicant
Jessi L Ernst, NTHS PE
Grant Date
2018
Grant Category
Grant Co-applicants
Amount Funded
$2065.00
Description (10 points)

Our PE 2 and PE/Health classes do an extensive hockey unit and field hockey unit every year. Our current hockey sticks are wooden and very old and there are no longer enough for a class set. Over the last several years they have begun to deteriorate, splinter and break at a quick rate. The foam padding that slips on the blades to protect the floor is also shredding. Since students were beginning to get splinters from using the sticks and gym floor gets damaged when the foam padding tears we have not included hockey in our curriculum this year. We hope to have new sticks and padding for next year.  We plan to purchase aluminum sticks that do not crack or break in several different sizes to accommodate students of all heights. 

Benefits of Program (10 points)

Physical Education students in grades 9-12 at NTHS will participate in floor and field hockey units where students learn teamwork, cooperation, rules, positions as well as offensive and defensive strategies related to the game. Having a class set of sticks ensures that all students are able to participate on adjacent fields or courts at once, with no down time. At this point, the few "safe" sticks we have allow for small teams only so students must sit out and rotate in to play. This is not ideal so hockey is currently on hold for NTHS. In order to achieve our goal of keeping students moving for most of the class we must have enough equipment for all of them. 

Success of Program (10 points)

Success will be determined when PE classes are able to complete hockey units safely and efficiently with students participating in games and/or stations all at once, rather than taking turns. This will enhance the the PE courses by ensuring that students are exposed to as many lifetime sports as possible before they leave NTHS PE courses. 

Implementation (10 points)

The hockey units will be implemented in PE courses and equipment will be shared between classes. The sticks will be used outside for field hockey with conditions allow and inside with foam protectors during winter months. 

Sustainability
We plan to purchase more durable, aluminum sticks of all sizes and extra foam covers so that they sticks will last for a long time without needing to be replaced.
Can you share this grant with your grade level or subject team?

These sticks and pads can be used for all PE courses at NTHS as well as for NTS if needed. 

Taxes
$120.48
Shipping
$282.51
Budget Notes

4 black goalie sticks= $95.80

5, blue 36" sticks= $74.75

10, blue 42" sticks= $ 279.50

5, blue 47" sticks=149.75

5 red 36" sticks= $74.75

10, red 42" sticks= $279.50

5 red 47" sticks=$149.75

40 foam blade covers (20 red, 20 blue)= $558.00

Other funding sources

N/A 

Our Measure PE and Yearly budget will be used to supplement existing curriculum 

Grant Applicant
Michele Forsberg
Grant Date
2018
Grant Category
Grant Co-applicants
School Site
Amount Funded
$2200.00
Description (10 points)

A safe and engaging "mind break" experience for students. Currently, third through fifth-grade students are 1:1with technology. The simple, yet very effective, games we are suggesting have been proven to stimulate a different part of the brain. They are a "reboot" to the brain.  We also believe it will be imperative to find a way to ensure our students feel safe and engaged during the 2-3 year period of construction. (Students will be in an extremely tight space!) The suggested items will be best used by ALL 3-5th-grade students (approximately 10-12 classes). The idea is to rotate the items/games for a 1-2-week period per class after Shauna and Mike have had an opportunity to introduce and teach the activity during PE rotations.

Benefits of Program (10 points)

·      Simple hand/eye coordination exercises are proven to improve cognition and recall (Healthy Brain, Happy Life). Repeated activity heightens a person’s ability to strategize. Preparation for continued movement lights up the hippocampus which improves memory.

 

·      Moving eyes up/down or side-to-side in a rapid motion makes stressful or worrisome thoughts and memories fade by soothing the emotion-processing areas of the brain (Biopsychosocial Medicine).

 

·      Benefits of this form of exercise can not only provide brain growth but body comfort as well. In comparison to the body dynamics of a student sitting at a desk hunched over a computer, worksheet, or even reading, the proposed relief of the attached exercises will improve both posture as well as oxygenation to the brain. Other benefits include, but are not limited to, the following:

Success of Program (10 points)

o   Stress relief ~ physical activity, brain stimulation, visual stimulation, the joy of success at learning something new…(not academic)

o   Focus Retention ~ Mind/Body connection at being completely engaged and focused at the moment

o   Coordination Boosting ~ Improvement of gross and fine motor skills

o   Improved Learning ~ problem-solving skills, reconnection to a sense of self, executive function improvement, ability to ignore distractions, multitask, and hold and manipulate information in the mind

o   Active meditation ~ being focused in the moment and aware of your surroundings creates a “relaxation response” which creates a shrinkage of the part of the amygdala, a deep-brain structure strongly implicated in processing stress, fear, and anxiety.

Implementation (10 points)

As stated above, the items will serve as a rotation of games to be used both individually as well as cooperatively during academic breaks and P.E. 

Sustainability
Some of the items will wear out with time. Some of the items might require replacement parts. We tried to account for this in the grant and have decided to purchase one of each item to ensure its sustainability before we purchase a classroom set.
Can you share this grant with your grade level or subject team?

As mentioned above, the items will be shared amongst 3rd-5th-grade classes. This includes 11-12 classes which equate to approximately 275-300 students.

Notes

Shauna, Mike, and I have research several links to the many options we have chosen. We looked for quality, durability, cost/sustainability ratio, and student engagement for each item. Although our spreadsheet represents a specific item, as stated, we will order one of each item and "put it through the test!"

Taxes
$303.00
Shipping
$250.00
Budget Notes

Item DesriptionItem

Number                                                                            QuantityUnit         $$              Ext. $$ 

Juggling Scarves1206258                                                    7 packs           $16.39       $114.73                           Step 1 to Juggling

Schlling Classic Juggling Balls                                             30 sets              $8.49        $254.70                         Step 2 to Juggling

Amersumer Toss and Catch Balls & Paddles                    10 packs               8.99          $89.90                       Cooperative Play

Classics Jacks                                                                     15 sets              $9.99          $149.85                     Cooperative Play

Takraw Ball Hacky Sacks51233                                          10                     $30.99         $309.90                     Step 1 to Hacky Sack 

Hacky Sacks                                                                        5 packs             $12.99          $227.79                    Step 2 to Hacky Sack

Cup Ball20020088                                                               5 packs             $17.99          $89.95                      Step 1 to Catch Ball

Toysmith Wooden Catch Ball                                               30                     $5.11            $153.30                     Step 2 to Catch Ball

Jazzminton Paddle Ball Game                                             15                    $16.99             $254.85                   Cooperative Play

Fun Air Scoop Ball1270402                                                  3 packs             $50.99           $152.97                    Cooperative Play

Swing-N-Hop1088786                                                         5 packs               $20.39           $101.95 

Kites                                                                                      30                     $10.00            $300.00 

Reflex Boxing Ball on String with Headband                        30                     $19.99            $599.70 

Fill n Drill Tennis Trainer                                                       15                     $19.99            $299.85 

Replacement Ball / String Set                                               30                      $3.99            $119.70                    Replacement Parts

Tennis Racquets                                                                   15                      $12.97          $194.55                     For Fill & Drill Tennis

Soccer on a String                                                                15                       $24.99          $374.85 

      

TOTAL Grant $$$:   $3,788.54 

Other funding sources

We did not discuss this grant with site/district since the items listed are specific to some, but not all, grade levels. Shauna, Mike, and I are willing to research items specific to kinder-2nd but would request additional funds be added. We are working towards a positive emotional and mental break for our students and realize that students in the upper grades have a less imaginative play. We are trying to keep the older students engaged in an activity that will help them through a possibly rough time in the next few years. 

Grant Applicant
Jim Bennett
Grant Date
2018
Grant Category
Grant Co-applicants
School Site
Amount Funded
$842.00
Description (10 points)

Renee Collins and and I would like to purchase 10 Spikeball sets and this growing craze to our Elective PE class units.

Benefits of Program (10 points)

The Elective Physical Education Class at Truckee High School is designed to help students find activities that they both enjoy and can participate in for the rest of their lives.  The Strength Development and Performance Enhancement classes designed by Bob Shaffer help students design and monitor their own physical fitness.  The Elective PE class introduces students to lifelong sports.  Frisbee, Basketball, Lacrosse, Badminton and pickleball to name a few.  We added Lacrosse last year and this year we would like to add the growing sport called Spikeball as a new unit.

Success of Program (10 points)

The Physical Education classes at Truckee High School have been some of the most popular class for nearly 20 years thanks to Coach Shaffer.  Boys and girls both fill these classes every year.  As a new avenue for the students, Mrs Collins added Dance fitness last year and the numbers have continued to grow.  Mrs Collins and I have been talking all year about how to add some new and exciting activties to the Elective PE classes.  This new game is taking the nation by storm and we would love to add it.

Implementation (10 points)

This new unit would be added to our 9 week classes.  Therefore this new activity and the Spikeball sets would be used for a minimum of 8 units every year between  the two of us.  It would be a great indoor sport during the winter but it can also be moved outside during the fall and spring.

Sustainability
These set are very durable. The frames and nets are amazingly strong and sturdy. The only issue could come if the balls were lost. However, replacement balls are very cheap and you can order them at anytime from several vendors.
Can you share this grant with your grade level or subject team?

Yes.  all PE teachers would have access to the sets and they would be shared by all 4 PE teachers.

Taxes
$122.30
Grant Date
2015
Grant Category
Grant Description

In an effort to improve and increase the available play opportunities for students, SELS would like to add a swingset. This piece of play equipment has been in high demand by parents and students, and the school will be able to accommodate these requests in Spring 2016 (pending funding). With other construction project slated for that time, SELS will have the labor and machinery on site for installation.

Description (10 points)

Extensive research indicates the benefits of physical activity throughout the day for students. SELS hope is that a swingset will provide another avenue of activity for all students, and will in particular increase motivation in less active students.

Success of Program (10 points)

Mostly anecdotal: student/parent feedback ; observed levels of activity and enjoyment.

Implementation (10 points)

To be used during recesses, and supervised by staff at all times.

Can you share this grant with your grade level or subject team?

Has been discussed for several years across the school community.

Taxes
$293.13
Shipping
$300.00
Other funding sources

The swing set costs goes well beyond the frame. Installation is complex, and the area must meet all safety standards for ground padding and ADA access. All these costs (estimated at approximately $1500 with volunteer labor, or $4000-$5000 without) will be covered by SELS.

Comments

We have not yet settled on the precise swing set we wish to purchase. However, the style and size we would like is generally around the cost provided.
Link to example set: Item #CW90015502, http://www.bluegrassplaygrounds.com/swings-5od-arch-post-swing.htm

Grant Date
2015
Other Applicants

Terrina Woodard and Margie LaPoint

Grant Category
Grant Description

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) reminds us that children 6 and under learn best through the rich, creative, exploratory, hands-on discoveries and active interactions that happen during play. When learning happens in active play, it grows, lasts and creates a strong foundation children need to succeed in school.  It is the foundation on which successful accomplishment of the CCSS  will be possible.  Play with Purpose on Max’s Park can accomplish the learning goals within developmentally appropriate discovery and interactions on the playground.

Grade(s)
School Site
Amount Funded
$1082.00
Description (10 points)

This grant would provide tools that would promote growth in social interactions, gross motor development, eye hand coordination and many other physical attributes that come from these kinds of planned, and purposeful play. Sand tools, Tonka trucks, bouncy balls, and hula hoops are just a few of the tools that children need to practice and improve not only their balance, coordination, and gross motor skills but also their peer relations and social skills.

Success of Program (10 points)

Student improvement is all gross motor skills.  Practice with interpersonal  and character development skills as learned through our Second Stepps program.  Oral language development through peer interactions and negotiations.  

Implementation (10 points)

Using our schoolwide BEST plan, TK and Kindergarten teachers would introduce each tool. Lessons on how to use each product and what is the expected outcome for each item would be identified with the students.

These tools would be used daily on the playground by 100 kindergartners.

Can you share this grant with your grade level or subject team?

100 plus Kindergarten students everyday will use the tools.

Taxes
$51.65
Shipping
$133.36
Other funding sources

$100 private donation to replace sand toys in Memory of Max Krieg in 2014 & 2015. Already spent on buckets and shovels.
Various (8) balls provided by Measure A Physical Education fund.
PTO would purchase a playground cart (approx. $300) to house tools.

Comments

Subtotal: 896.74

Grant Date
2015
Grant Category
Grant Description

This grant is being written for all the students at Truckee Elementary. The purpose of this grant is to bring Imagination Playground to Truckee Elementary. Imagination Playground is an innovative playground equipment system that transforms any space — schools, children's museums, parks and recreation, daycare centers, camps, hospitals, churches — into a play space that encourages learning, social development, movement, and above all fun.

School Site
Description (10 points)

Using Imagination Playground blocks, kids build a new world every day. They make objects like animals, rocket ships, and robots. They make imaginary places like houses, factories, and cities. They make new dramatic scenarios, settings, and games to play. Most important, they make the rules. Because Imagination Playground is child-directed and open-ended, it encourages self-expression through deep, joyful play. Imagination Playground blocks are sold in sets suitable for a variety of outdoor and indoor sites, offering a cost-effective way to give children of multiple ages access to productive play. The basic starter set is the 105-piece Classic Block Set. 46-piece add-on sets of Angles and Curves are also available. Each set is available in a box, cart, or "drag bags."Imagination Playground contains a wide variety of loose parts, including cubes, bricks, cogs, curves, and cylinders. But the parts are not simply loose. They have holes and shapes that fit together in ways that allow the continuation of a child’s idea. A pair becomes a wall. A wall becomes a room. A room becomes a house. The pieces fit connect together to make immersive play last a long time.

Success of Program (10 points)

The sucess of this grant will be measured by an increase in students' creativity, problem solving, and conversations with each other during play and learning. 

Implementation (10 points)

I am seeking approval for 105 piece Big Blue Block set, the 46 piece Big Blue angle Set, 2 storage carts, and 2 cart covers. The imagination playground will be available for students to use during outdoor recess, indoor recess, and signed out individually by a class.

Can you share this grant with your grade level or subject team?

This grant is being written for all of Truckee Elementary's students. 

Taxes
$0.00
Shipping
$1530.00
Comments

TES was given a $350 discount in the quote from the company.

Grant Cycle
Fall
Grant Category
Grant Description

Goal:  To build physical and mental stamina and strength.  These balls will be used with the new playground equipment installed at GE.  The balls will be thrown through the structure, but also each ball has a theme, such as CVC words, contractions, math facts, silent e words, time, etc.  

School Site
Description (10 points)

To BE FIT!  Both physically and mentally.

Success of Program (10 points)

Measure stamina.

Implementation (10 points)

Outside.  Moving.  Thinking and moving at the same time!  

Can you share this grant with your grade level or subject team?

Yes

Taxes
$16.74
Shipping
$28.00
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