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Flexible Seating Grant
This grant allows students to be more engaged and focused on their classwork, given the fact that we have multi choice seating. Kids have the freedom to move around the room and use whatever space works best for them. Students are even working productively next to their friends. The overall vibe in the room has become more positive and friendly given the new seating arrangement.
The Constructing Next Generation of Engineers with LEGOS! grant will engage 6th grade middle school students at Baldwin Middle School in engineering and design, while fostering an understanding of forces and motion. Students will be challenged with problem-solving and critical thinking while bringing concepts in physics to life in a collaborative learning environment.
D.I. Math Treat Cart
The D.I. (Direct Instruction) Math Treat Cart Mini grant funded the startup of a student-led weekly beverage and snack cart at Guilford High School. The D.I. Math Treat Cart will give students a real life opportunity to practice math, to improve social skills, to build self-confidence, and to take on more responsibility. Students will design, launch and operate their own business, offering hot coffee, lemonade, and popcorn to the entire school community.
Adams CARES Corner
The Adams CARES Corner grant will allow Special Education teacher Lisa Butler-Shields to successfully redesign and equip the Therapeutic Center (TLC) classroom at Adams Middle School with furniture and other materials necessary to create an atmosphere that fosters learning and promotes social wellness. This grant will help Ms. Butler-Shields create an environment where students feel successful, supported, included and understood.
Outdoor Mindfulness Garden
The Outdoor Mindfulness Grant will provide preschoolers at Community Nursery School with an elevated platform, seating and other materials to create an outdoor place where students can participate in focused yoga, breathing and relaxation activities. This outdoor space will help teach our youngest learners mindfulness skills that they can take with them through elementary, middle and high school.
Child-led Science Exploration
The Child-led Science Exploration Mini grant promotes play based learning while expanding the science curriculum at Community Nursery School. This grant includes the addition of learning tools such as an outdoor water runway and sorting trays, designed to encourage exploration and discovery.
The Teamwork Tools Mini grant supports social emotional learning for all first grade students at A.W. Cox Elementary School, with the addition of non-academic, STEM based materials such as wooden geometric tangrams, magnetic sticks and tiles, math link cubes and educational building blocks. Students will be able to transition into school with ease knowing that they can start the day designing, building and creating in small groups in the classroom with their peers.
This Puzzling Tasks Mini grant will provide 3rd and 4th grade students at Guilford Lake Elementary School with jigsaw and logic puzzles, brain teasers and riddles. The addition of these puzzle stations will create a place where students can go to emotionally regulate, think and learn with peers during math workshops and indoor recess. Working in teams will help build classroom community and belonging, while also strengthening problem solving skills.
GHS Multicultural Festival
This Mini grant was submitted by GHS student Sergio Garcia-Perez and promotes the first-ever student-led Multicultural Festival at Guilford High School. Through various performances, attendees will have the opportunity to gain insight into diverse traditions, customs, and perspectives of the student body. This Multicultural Festival will foster inclusivity, understanding and pride in cultural backgrounds among the students and the wider Guilford community.
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