Grant Applicant
Kim Krengel - Kindergarten TES
Grant Date
2019
Grant Co-applicants
School Site
Amount Funded
$783.00
Description (10 points)

In Kindergarten Science  (K-LS1-1) we use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.  The needs of plants for light, soil, water and space to grow is observable.  We would like a hands-on experience, an outdoor classroom in addition to the use of media,  to grow plants and observe.  We are asking for a community garden, specifically a raised garden bed for our new kindergarten playground.  We (all 4 classrooms will team up and create a garden twice a school year.  All children will be a part of the process.  We would plant twice in both September and again in the spring. Each child will have the opportunity to plant, compost, water/ tend to the garden and harvest both vegetables and flowers!  We would be able to extend our observations with activities including math, science, writing, art, reading and celebrating with a harvest of hopefully good food to eat!

Benefits of Program (10 points)

Students will benefit from an outdoor classroom experience.  The hands on value is so important, as the kids will be part of the process and gain life-long learning skills.  Students will be taking care of this community classroom space as a cooperative group.  They will be able to observe the life cycle and needs of plants firsthand.  The cross-curriculum amazing teaching that will occur in both our indoor classrooms as well as this outdoor classroom is beneficial.  They will develop skills and gain knowledge to continue growing plants and become amazing gardeners and possibly grow their own food one day for sustainability.  An outdoor garden bed is healthy living and goes hand in hand with our Harvest of the Month program.  Our students will be joyful and get their hands dirty and be thrilled to have a garden!   I remember my class garden from 50 years ago :).

 

Success of Program (10 points)

The opportunity for students to work in an outdoor classroom is an overall wonderful concept.  What is learned in our outdoor class joins our indoor learning of science and plants. We will participate in many great activities that will be based on our garden including math and calculating space, to being an artist of the plants we've grown.  All of our gardening will naturally connect with Earth Day / Every Day concepts throughout the year, and help take care of our environment.

Implementation (10 points)

All 4 Kindergarten classes will be part of the planning process, set up, and will start planting in the Fall when school begins.  Our principal agreed that the facilities department would be able to put our garden together and we have a space for it planned.  Soil would be delivered and planting would begin right away.

Sustainability
Regular care to maintain this garden bed will happen. It will be securely covered in the winter snowy months and reopened when ready. Any repairs would be taken care of in a timely manner. (Composting and nutrients, fresh topsoil etc. can be added using class funds in the future).
Can you share this grant with your grade level or subject team?

Our entire grade level will be part of the entire process for years to come.  This will be our Community Garden.

Notes

www.Hayneedle.com      item # OLT028        Raised Cedar Garden Bed 8'x12' . -free shipping

Soil prices from Rock n Rose, Truckee .  + delivery fee

Taxes
$131.88
Shipping
$300.00
Other funding sources

No other funding available

Grant Applicant
Kim Krengel
Grant Date
2017
Grant Category
Grant Co-applicants
School Site
Amount Funded
$1826.00
Description (10 points)

We would like to purchase classroom construction / engineering materials for building in our classes.  The engineering standards are for children to work on problem solving, strategies, constructing to create new shapes from existing.  To create structures that can be built use cooperative team building skills within the class of students.

Benefits of Program (10 points)

Students need materials to work with to create structures for engineering standards.  We are lacking at our site.  These 2 types of blocks are wonderful, and currently being used at Kings Beach EL. for their students.  Cooperative group work, problem solving, strategies for success and celebrations of the amzing structures that kindergartners can make!  STEM

Success of Program (10 points)

Students are successful in using their imaginations / task cards to build elaborate structures, while building on so many skills needed in life = STEM

Implementation (10 points)

These amazing tools will be used daily by the students during choosing time, daily,  as well as with engineering standards for guided discoveries and tasks given.

Sustainability
These will be taken good care of, and should last forever!
Can you share this grant with your grade level or subject team?

I set for each of our 4 kindergarten classrooms.

Notes

I will give Laura Brown the order invoice.

Taxes
$150.00
Shipping
$151.79
Grant Applicant
Kim Krengel
Grant Date
2017
Grant Co-applicants
School Site
Amount Funded
$600.00
Description (10 points)

Weekly newspapers covering Social Studies and Science to enhance our literacy and knowledge of given topics.  The topics are all what is being taught in the Kindergarten Classrooms.

Benefits of Program (10 points)

This is a great resource to get students excited about learning the topic of that week.  An additional resource for our Daily 5 reading, our ELD Speaking and Listening standards as this allows for great discussions!

Success of Program (10 points)

The success comes from great conversations, more facts and adding to our curriculum.

Implementation (10 points)

These are utilized weekly during ELD and for science and social studies.  Used for guided reading, then independent read-to-self, then home to discuss with their families.

Sustainability
One year of use for all!
Can you share this grant with your grade level or subject team?

This grant is for whole grade level; a copy for each child.

Taxes
$0.00
Shipping
$0.00
Grant Applicant
Kim Krengel - Kindergarten TES
Grant Date
2017
Grant Category
Grant Co-applicants
School Site
Amount Funded
$3325.00
Description (10 points)

We would like to purchase a 600 books, that are in packs of 6.  They are leveled A-E.  The distributor is Fountas and Pinnell which is our reading/literacy assessment, and the readers correlate with our goals of having students read at a D level by the end of kindergarten.  We currently do not have small groups sets.  We as a kindergarten team will rotate the books, share every quarter to ensure we have a selection and enough readers for all.  

Benefits of Program (10 points)

These readers will allow more differentiation within our classrooms, while using quality literature and informational texts.  Our goals for proficiency continue to rise, and these resources will greatly add to our lacking supply of leveled books.

Success of Program (10 points)

Providing the children with quality books will help them get excited about books,  and motivating them to read more.  The feeling of success that comes with reading a book that is a "Good Fit" book is crucial.  Their Literacy skills will increase, and that is what we want!  Proficient readers exiting kindergarten is our goal.

Implementation (10 points)

Through our literacy model of Daily 5, students will be assessed with F&P to determine their reading level.  Students will work in differentiated groups according to their needs.  We are using literacy centers / Daily 5 everyday, and will continue daily all year long.

Sustainability
We will use these books from here on out, daily, yearly, all students.
Can you share this grant with your grade level or subject team?

Our Kindergarten grade level will share this resource, trading the four sets throughout the school year, for years to come.

Notes

I am giving Laura Brown a hard copy of the order.

Shipping
$274.50
Other funding sources

Our site is purchasing one set, hoping you can provide a second set.

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