Something exciting happened this week!
Each year, grants are offered through the Tari Shattuck Educational Fundation. This fundation offers mini grants with a maximum of 250 dollars to be spent. Last year, I applied for the grant and was able to purchase a new listening center for Kindergarten which has been awesome to have! The kiddos love it and it helps so much with literacy and the development of early reading and comprehension skills. There was even a photo of a couple of our K students using it in their newsletter. We're famous!
This year, the grant money I was awarded went to purchase new puzzles and games to update our puzzle and games center. This center is devoted to developing social, gross, and fine motor skills. The money purchased the following:
Set 3 Melissa& Doug Jigsaw Puzzles (4pack)
Lego community worker set
Lego Bricks set
Wonderfoam Hopscotch Mat
Bugs Magnetic Game Puzzle
Our new shipment of fun and learning came in this week, and we have slowly been adding the new things to our daily explore time. The students are so excited and so am I. Thank you Tari Shattuck!